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Infographics of the Day: Flow Charts For Making Horror or Action Movies

Infographics of the Day: Flow Charts For Making Horror or Action Movies

Is there anything that flowcharts can’t do? (Just search our archives: we think not!) Surely making a kick-ass movie requires a nimbleness of creative thought that could never be captured in a rote set of instructions — we all saw that Wes Anderson American Express commercial, right? Well, if these tongue-in-cheek posters for Canal+ are any indication, just following a bunch of arrows can make you into a world-class action or horror auteur!

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Horror

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Of course, Canal+’s point — satirically expressed by BETC Euro RSCG, the agency that created these posters — is that even B-moviemaking is a herculean effort of will that only true heroes (or masochists) undertake. And the French media company (which helped finance Oscar-nominated fare like The Secret of Kells as well as Francis Ford Coppola’s highly-regarded comeback, Tetro) wants would-be filmmakers to know that, should they decide to take that insane plunge, Canal+ will be there to support them on the other side — by picking up foreign TV-distribution rights, perhaps.

Action

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But while all routes on these posters lead to the company’s friendly logo, if you look closer you’ll see that one of those arrows only points there from a hallucinogenic mushroom taken at your film’s launch party…

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Look closer at the lower right, then follow the dotted line…

Get it? Even when Canal+ is stoking your auteur-ego with its witty poster, it’s not-so-secretly saying that if you think signing a deal with them is easy, you must be tripping. That’s cold, Canal+, just cold.

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