Beyond the Marquee reader Danny K from Clearwater, Florida dropped us a line last night to discuss his observations on the similarities for the movie posters EARTH to ECHO and E.T.. We always welcome reader mail and thought we’d share his email with our fellow Marquee’ologists.
“Hi Beyond the Marquee, I was at the local Cobb theater here in Clearwater, FL this weekend seeing “Edge of Tomorrow” when the new movie poster for “Earth to Echo” caught my eye. I’m a big fan of the 1982 Steven Spielberg movie “E.T”. and this recent Echo poster immediately conjured up images of that classic movie. I went home afterwards and looked at the poster online and came up with some uncanny observations. (Not sure if it’s planned or a coincidence, but the movie E.T. was released 32 years ago last week.) If it was planned, then the artists did a clever job with capturing the similar marketing magic over three decades later in their recent poster design. Note the word “Adventure” in the tag line, having a kids finger reaching out to touch that of another alien species, the curved ridge of Earth running thru the word Echo, similar patterned stars hidden behind the forest in the background, and the words “Earth To” (letters E and T) added to the film that I think I read recently was originally just named “Echo”. Given that the 1982 movie E.T. was a huge success, it would probably make sense and be a brilliant move on the studios end to give the poster for “Earth to Echo” it’s own E.T. “touch”. Anyway. Wanted to share. Love your site.” – Danny K******* (Clearwater, Florida)
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