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TopGunman



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:12 pm Reply with quote
What a sh*tty looking poster to begin with. A field, a guy coming out of a case, any photoshop newbie can make this in 5 minutes or less. No thought whatsoever is put into posters these days and feel like they're designed to make me not want to watch the movies they promote.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:16 pm Reply with quote
I don't what to believe. For all we know, maybe Garcia is making this up just to get more money or maybe Lee did copyright infringe Garcia.

However, looking at Lee's history of controversial remarks (especially those regarding race), I think I might be siding with Garcia.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:27 pm Reply with quote
The poster sucking doesn't justify theft.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:28 pm Reply with quote
I hope Lee loses the suit, just to further make that box office bomb sting all the worse.
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:38 pm Reply with quote
Spike Lee is just a hatable jackass. He won the life lottery, and had a lot of critical acclaim in the past, why waste it on insulting garbage like the Oldboy remake.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:55 pm Reply with quote
Even if Garcia's in the right, the movie tanked. So I'm not sure what kind of "lost revenue" he can expect from it. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:06 pm Reply with quote
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He asserted that he was hired by an advertising firm to create the posters over a two-month period, but chose to decline the use of his work when he felt the pay was below the standard. Garcia claims that he uploaded the posters to his online portfolio, and later found that they were being used on the film's Facebook page.

This confuses me. He was HIRED to make posters, but later declined payment because the pay wasn't enough?

I would assume that there was an initial contract written up where Garcia agreed to create posters for an agreed upon amount of money.

Another situation could be that Garcia was asked about creating a poster, made some mock-ups, and then decided that the studio wasn't offering enough money to finalize the deal.

If Garcia does not have the documents to prove that he was asked to create posters or if he doesn't have the original art for the posters his claim is pretty much shot. I believe that Spike Lee never met him and it is likely a marketing deal that didn't go over well.

I'm actually interesting in seeing where this goes.
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prime_pm



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:19 pm Reply with quote
Spike has had no luck with this Oldboy remake.
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yamiangie



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:32 pm Reply with quote
I get the feeling a copy of these posters were on the marketing firms computers and someone who didn't know any better just used them.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:36 pm Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:42 pm Reply with quote
writerpatrick wrote:


That's linked within the article itself, when it was written up last year. The lawsuit is new, the claim is not.

the article wrote:
Garcia posted an open letter on the issue last November. He asserted that he was hired by an advertising firm to create the posters over a two-month period, but chose to decline the use of his work when he felt the pay was below the standard. Garcia claims that he uploaded the posters to his online portfolio, and later found that they were being used on the film's Facebook page.
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Great Rumbler



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:47 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Even if Garcia's in the right, the movie tanked. So I'm not sure what kind of "lost revenue" he can expect from it. Rolling Eyes


He was a freelance worker entitled to payment for services rendered, whether the movie was a total bomb or a smash hit has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with him getting paid.

Spike Lee certainly got his paycheck.
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revolutionotaku



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:45 pm Reply with quote
I happen to be one of the unlucky ones.
I saw that piece of garbage in the theater.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:00 pm Reply with quote
revolutionotaku wrote:
I happen to be one of the unlucky ones.
I saw that piece of garbage in the theater.


I hope you went and saw something else for free afterward.

Man, the upcoming Kite should also be such a bucket of fun.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:21 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
I don't what to believe. For all we know, maybe Garcia is making this up just to get more money or maybe Lee did copyright infringe Garcia.

However, looking at Lee's history of controversial remarks (especially those regarding race), I think I might be siding with Garcia.


Considering the comps were in his portfolio and then the popped up on the movie's facebook page... Yeah, I'm leaning on the artist's side here.

http://www.businessinsider.com/juan-luis-garcias-email-to-spike-lee-2013-11

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