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Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:11 AM)
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Okay, since the posters and billboards for THE BOOK OF ELI seem to be going up in the wild now and we have exactly 30 days before the movie hits theaters in the US and around the world, I thought it might be fun to have a little prize contest. Announcing...

THE BOOK OF ELI / GAF "BELIEVE" PHOTO SWEEPSTAKES

HOW TO ENTER
If you spot an Eli poster or billboard in your town - or anywhere, really - and post a photo of yourself with it (it can be anywhere, in a theater lobby, on a billboard across the street, just so long as both it and you are in the frame) I'll enter you into a draw to win one of various FABULOUS PRIZES (see below)

So you have 30 days from now to enter. On January 15, the day the movie opens, I'll conduct a random drawing from all entrants who posted a photo (will assign all entries a number then have WoW /random to select winners) and dole out the following prizes:

FIVE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF THE BOOK OF ELI ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
You can choose between the CD version or if you want the exclusive remix by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek I'll gift you the iTunes version.

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF THE SOUNDTRACK AND A FULL-SIZE THEATRICAL LOBBY POSTER
It's this one:



But a massive 27x40 inches. This is a sweet item, I don't know if you'll even be able to buy these in stores, I got these directly from Warner Bros and I'm giving away one and keeping the rest myself :D

NB: If any winners specify that they want the poster or CDs signed, I'll do that too.

GRAND PRIZE NOTE: I hereby reserve the right to award the grand prize not by random drawing but based on who posts the most awesome photo. If none of the photos are particularly outstanding I'll do it randomly, but making your photo somewhat awesome will definitely give you an edge.

Also, if we get more than 20 entries I will try to find some extra piece of cool exclusive swag to throw in for the grand prize winner. :D

Anyway, I hope enough of you enter to make this worth it, should be fun!

THIS THREAD IS OFFICIALLY BISH APPROVED
Last edited by Gary Whitta; 01-01-2010 at 05:03 AM.
Particle Physicist
between a quark and a baryon
(12-16-2009, 06:12 AM)
btw, i finally saw the trailer for this before Up in the Air.

fuck does it look badass.

good job!
Oreoleo
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(12-16-2009, 06:14 AM)
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Man you must be so fucking pumped for this to come out.

If I spy a poster around town I'll totally take part in this.
Wario64
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(12-16-2009, 06:16 AM)
Wait, the tagline on the poster really is BELIEVE? That's awesome.
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:17 AM)
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It'd be great to get lots of entries but I honestly don't know if I will, so there's probably a good chance that entering will get you a good shot at a prize :lol
mrkgoo
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(12-16-2009, 06:17 AM)
You know, I'm actually really hyped for this (movie).

I don't think anyone wants to see my ugly mug, however.

edit: I just blew my own mind when I considered if Denzel himself took a picture with the sign and billboard and posted here outing him as a closet NeoGaffer.
Last edited by mrkgoo; 12-16-2009 at 06:22 AM.
kamikaze
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(12-16-2009, 06:22 AM)
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you should sign the poster...makes the grand prize even cooler. :D
Costanza
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(12-16-2009, 06:22 AM)
cool contest, gary.
mrkgoo
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(12-16-2009, 06:23 AM)

Originally Posted by kamikaze

you should sign the poster...makes the grand prize even cooler. :D

This!
Oreoleo
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(12-16-2009, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Wait, the tagline on the poster really is BELIEVE? That's awesome.

Didn't even notice. Shit is so cash :lol
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by kamikaze

you should sign the poster...makes the grand prize even cooler. :D

I didn't think of that, I always feel like I'm defacing something when I sign it. But yeah you're right. I'll let the winners specify if they want their prizes signed. OP amended accordingly :D
mrkgoo
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(12-16-2009, 06:25 AM)
Is there a 'written by Gary Whitta' on the poster?
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by mrkgoo

Is there a 'written by Gary Whitta' on the poster?

Fuck yes.

ahoyhoy
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(12-16-2009, 06:27 AM)
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So did GAF help write this movie?

Where's my producer credit?
viciouskillersquirrel
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(12-16-2009, 06:28 AM)
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Are these fabulous prizes available to people outside the US?
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by viciouskillersquirrel

Are these fabulous prizes available to people outside the US?

Oh, I never thought of that. Sure, why not.
Agent Dormer
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(12-16-2009, 06:30 AM)
Damn, I'm all over this. Congrats again, GW!
rhfb
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(12-16-2009, 06:31 AM)
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Hope my local theater has a sign up when I'm forced to go and sit through Avatar sometime next week :D
mrkgoo
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(12-16-2009, 06:32 AM)
Some will kill to have it.
DrForester
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(12-16-2009, 06:33 AM)
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Grand prize should go to the most creative/funny/original photo as judged by Gary. Random drawing for other prizes.

Will watch for poster. Denzel looks like he'll kill anyone who doesn't enter...
Last edited by DrForester; 12-16-2009 at 06:37 AM.
iamcool388
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(12-16-2009, 06:34 AM)

Originally Posted by mrkgoo

You know, I'm actually really hyped for this (movie).

I don't think anyone wants to see my ugly mug, however.

edit: I just blew my own mind when I considered if Denzel himself took a picture with the sign and billboard and posted here outing him as a closet NeoGaffer.

You're in the movie?
Timedog
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(12-16-2009, 06:37 AM)
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ugh, I lost my usb cable a couple years ago so I haven't been able to take photos, and I don't know how to hook up my phone to my computer.
ahoyhoy
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(12-16-2009, 06:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by iamcool388

You're in the movie?

I'm assuming he's talking about the picture contest...
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by DrForester

Grand prize should go to the most creative/funny/original photo as judged by Gary. Random drawing for other prizes.

Will watch for poster. Denzel looks like he'll kill anyone who doesn't enter...

This is a good idea.

I hereby reserve the right to award the grand prize not by random drawing but based on who posts the most awesome photo.

OP amended again :)
iamcool388
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(12-16-2009, 06:41 AM)

Originally Posted by ahoyhoy

I'm assuming he's talking about the picture contest...

Self Facepalm.
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Timedog

ugh, I lost my usb cable a couple years ago so I haven't been able to take photos, and I don't know how to hook up my phone to my computer.

Can't you just email or MMS the pic to your computer from your phone?
mrkgoo
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(12-16-2009, 06:42 AM)

Originally Posted by Gary Whitta

This is a good idea.

I hereby reserve the right to award the grand prize not by random drawing but based on who posts the most awesome photo.

OP amended again :)

Oh I thought it was this anyway. Man, you need to work on your competition-designing skills. :p



I'm assuming he's talking about the picture contest...

Yes. I'm not in the movie.

Self Facepalm.

No entirely my fault. I wasn't clear. Please accept my apologies.
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by mrkgoo

Oh I thought it was this anyway. Man, you need to work on your competition-designing skills. :p

I haven't done a contest in a long time, gimme a break :p
Hellsing321
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(12-16-2009, 06:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gary Whitta

Fuck yes.

Shouldn't it be

Gary Whitta
Gary Whitta
Gary Whitta
Gary Whitta

?
BattlestarDT
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(12-16-2009, 06:47 AM)
I'm going to a theater ASAP and getting a picture in front of the Book of Eli poster there.
TheOddOne
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(12-16-2009, 06:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gary Whitta

Fuck yes.

Holy shit Denzel Washington producing? He must have a lot of faith and usually he's got a good eye for movies.

I was already hyped, but now its trough the roof.
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:53 AM)
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Also exec-produced by Robert Downey Jr's wife! The awesome never ends.
polyh3dron
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(12-16-2009, 06:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Wait, the tagline on the poster really is BELIEVE? That's awesome.


Synergy :D
TheOddOne
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(12-16-2009, 06:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gary Whitta

Also exec-produced by Robert Downey Jr's wife! The awesome never ends.

Didn't she greenlit Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Joel Silver?
maliedoo
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(12-16-2009, 06:56 AM)
I am looking forward to this movie...and if I happen to spot a poster, I will definitely participate.
CENOBITE
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(12-16-2009, 06:57 AM)
So... this is "The Road"


...but with Kung Fu?
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 06:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheOddOne

Didn't she greenlit Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Joel Silver?

She worked for Joel for a long time up until quite recently so it's entirely possible yes.
polyh3dron
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(12-16-2009, 06:57 AM)
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WB's bus stop ads and shit are gonna be all Sherlock'd out until after Christmas at least.
StoOgE
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(12-16-2009, 06:58 AM)
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Is it a signed OST?
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 07:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by StoOgE

Is it a signed OST?

It is if you want it to be. Unless you want the iTunes version, I can't sign that :lol
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 07:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by polyh3dron

WB's bus stop ads and shit are gonna be all Sherlock'd out until after Christmas at least.

Yes no doubt, I think the real push kicks in after Christmas.
industrian
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(12-16-2009, 07:02 AM)
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Do you know what day the movie is being released in Korea? If it's being released over here at all that is. :/
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 07:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by industrian

Do you know what day the movie is being released in Korea? If it's being released over here at all that is. :/

http://www.sonypictures.net/movies/b...international/

No sign of Korea yet :( But then they don't list UK either and I know it's releasing there Jan 15, same as USA.
Bad_Boy
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(12-16-2009, 07:12 AM)
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I will be entering. Can't wait to see this film.
Veidt
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(12-16-2009, 07:13 AM)
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Congratulations again Gary. You really wrote a film I'll probably never forget.
CygnusXS
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(12-16-2009, 07:15 AM)
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But where shall I acquire a sword to accompany me in the picture? This is the tricky part.
industrian
will gently cradle you as time slowly ticks away.
(12-16-2009, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gary Whitta

http://www.sonypictures.net/movies/b...international/

No sign of Korea yet :( But then they don't list UK either and I know it's releasing there Jan 15, same as USA.

I'll check out the local cinemas here and see if they're getting it.
Gary Whitta
(12-16-2009, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by CygnusXS

But where shall I acquire a sword to accompany me in the picture? This is the tricky part.

I just saw some cool new NERF swords on Regis & Kelly today. Or if you want something a little more authentic:

http://gerbergear.com/index.php/product/id/151

I wouldn't recommend taking that out in public though :lol
GrandTheftAero
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(12-16-2009, 07:23 AM)
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I'm not sure when it comes out in Indonesia, but I see a poster somewhere within 30 days I'll give it a shot

Originally Posted by Gary Whitta

Fuck yes.

Congratulations Gary! surely it has been said many times, but it must be surreal yet simultaneously awesome seeing your name in a big poster like that, in that type of font too!
Einbroch
(12-16-2009, 07:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by GrandTheftAero

Congratulations Gary! surely it has been said many times, but it must be surreal yet simultaneously awesome seeing your name in a big poster like that, in that type of font too!

It's all about the font, baby.

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