Unrelated Facial Expressions on Movie Posters
This is something odd I've noticed about movie posters now for years. You ever notice? They'll show the actors in the movie, and the actors will all be standing there with odd expressions on their faces. Some of them perhaps rather extreme expressions, as if they're mugging or grimacing.
And all the facial expressions are completely unrelated to one another. There is no interplay of body language or expression among the actors. It's as though each actor is isolated and coccooned off in his or her own little disjoint bubble of space-time.
As though the actors are not really present to one another.
It's not only movies, either. I first noticed this practice in ads for upcoming TV episodes in the pages of
What, is this some sort of longstanding custom or practice in Hollywood? What's the point of it all? I don't get it.