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tobiasragg
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 11:38am
Truly awful. Just TRULY awful.


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ClydeBarrow
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 11:41am
BWAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
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tobiasragg
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 11:45am
Like... what?
"Bring down my things. I'm going out of this world exactly the way I came in to it: wearing a hat." - Colleen Donaghy, "30 Rock" -- "The choice may have been mistaken, the choosing was not."
ClydeBarrow
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 11:48am
It's giving me vertigo just looking at it. Why is everything slanted? I'm not even going to comment on the horrible cartoons.
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frogs_fan85
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 11:49am
So other than Yogi Berra and Babe Ruth, am I supposed to be able to identify the other players?
RW3
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 11:58am
It is atrocious
swoboda
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 03:43pm
Yogi's ears...not pretty
Smaxie
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 05:44pm
It reminded me of the following...

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
Jane2
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joined:2/13/04
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 06:18pm
"Why is everything slanted? "

I only noticed two slightly skewed lines on two of their neck contours. It's called caricature.
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 06:22pm

Matt Rogers
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 07:16pm
Did they try to saves few bucks and hire a college freshman to do their poster? Oh wait.......I've actually seen some college freshmen turn out good work, so they must have turned to junior high schoolers.
Jane2
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 07:32pm
^ what's wrong with it? and how can you determine the age of the artist? Do you really think an artist who is out of high school couldn't do that work?

I don't get your post, please explain!
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Jim Colyer
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 07:39pm
Got to do better!
Matt Rogers
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 08:20pm
Jane2, do you really think that poster is good?
ClydeBarrow
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 08:26pm
Jane2, you really can't see that the characters are slanted and it looks like they're leaning backwards? Maybe you need a stronger prescription.
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Jane2
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 08:55pm
^I don't know if you're trying to be snarky, but no, I just had my prescription adjusted thank you.

Anyway, back to the topic.Yes, it appears that the figures are a little warped. I don't know if that's due to the photography, or if the artwork was approved that way.

However, that's not what bothers me. Every time there's a thread about a new piece of theatrical art, the remarks are as primary school-ish as the artwork is blamed to be.

I can understand if the art doesn't appeal to you, and a legitimate reason is given, but I just read remarks like "atrocious, horrible, freshman in high school" etc.

I realize that having my BA and MA in art education and having taught art for 25 years on every level puts me at a different position but I wish people would try to give a more sensible reason for their hatred.

This is similar to all you folks who resent when someone says they didn't like a show, but give no meaningful reason for it. That's how I feel in these threads.

btw, the draughtsmanship is not bad in this piece. I can only guess those responsible for it have a reason for the distortion. If I knew the story of Bronx Bombers very well, maybe it would make sense to me.
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Matt Rogers
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 09:18pm
Jane, thanks for the detailed response and I appreciate where you are coming from but this particular art? Argghggghhhh. It almost looks like a cover for MAD Magazine, if that exists any more. It seems amateurish and aside from die hard Yankee fans, I don't know what demographic this is supposed to appeal to.
Jane2
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 09:48pm
Well, as i said, I don't know what the show is about (besides the Yankees, lol) It doesn't seem like a great poster in any way, I have to admit.

It's not a cohesive design. The lettering, the chandelier, and the figures all seem to be from a different picture and thrown together. There's not enough space between the words and the people to have a chandelier look like it was planned. It looks like a last minute decision to me, and was stuck in there. And if I knew why the chandelier was there, I might know if the poster makes sense. I guess it signifies that the owners were wealthy? I'm out of the loop with this story.

Ok, I just took a closer look. I was hasty before when I said the drawing wasn't bad. It's not very good. I really don't get this whole thing.

Does anyone here know the storyline, and if this rendering reflects it?

Matt-good comment re Mad Magazine. Maybe it is that artist.
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FishermanBob
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 10:16pm
Jane - the chandelier I think, represents that a major part of the play takes place around a dinner table in a dining room. The use of caricatures was fairly widespread in the 1950's and 60's in the theater but the technology is light years ahead now so you almost never see it used anymore. It's such a lazy effort. They don't even look like who they are supposed to look like (with the exception of Yogi's exaggerated drawing). The one African American on the far right who is I assume supposed to be either Derek Jeter or Reggie Jackson actually looks more like Horace Clarke than either of them (long time Yankee fans will get the reference). Yankee Stadium itself is so iconic a structure, to not have used that somehow in the background is a real lost opportunity. It's just a lost opportunity on so many fronts. As a long time Yankee fan, it is no way, shape or form gets me excited about this production.
Jane2
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 10:35pm
Thanks Bob-what is the woman holding up in her left hand? The picture is too small to see the details.
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FishermanBob
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 10:50pm
Looks like a glass of champagne. Probably Cook's.
Jane2
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 11:05pm
HAHAHA!
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RippedMan
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Posted: 11/20/13 at 12:30am
It actually doesn't look awful up on the marquee, but those cartoons are terrible. It just dates the play, and not in a good way.
swoboda
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Posted: 11/20/13 at 02:08am
Although I did not see Bronx Bombers, I know the play revolves around Yogi and his wife. That would explain him being the only clearly identifiable character. The player in the foreground is probably Babe Ruth based on his stirrups being pulled up higher than the others and his baggier pants but that's a guess. Yogi is looking at Babe with his hand on his heart and the other players seem to be looking in his direction too.

I agree with Jane that the chandelier should be cut out. It cramps up the scene too much . It is there only to signify what Bob said regarding the setting of the play. I like the color scheme of blue top and green below. Sky and grass colors.

Btw, "Lombardi", which was written by the same playwright, had a really nice image of just his face on the playbill. It's possible that permission to display realistic drawings of the more modern players in "Bronx Bombers" wasn't granted, perhaps a legal issue.

I'd really like to see "Bang the Drum Slowly" staged. It's my all-time favorite baseball movie.
















Updated On: 11/20/13 at 02:08 AM
miminy
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joined:3/2/10
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Posted: 11/20/13 at 08:06pm
Wonder why she's dressed like Jackie Kennedy on Nov 22 1963
frogs_fan85
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Posted: 11/20/13 at 10:05pm
Babe Ruth is identifiable from the pose, which is derived from one of the most iconic photographs taken of him:



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