Mysterious figure

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Mysterious figure

Postby scocoh » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:52 pm

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First-- understand how book trailers usually work. A publishing company or an author will hire another company to produce a trailer-- a short video promoting the book, like a movie trailer. That company uses images and music and creates a storyline which explains the book. The company uses video, photos, and music from either paid sources, i.e., istockphoto etc, or simply grabs them free off the internet somewhere. They will often take these photos and crop them or darken them or otherwise enhance them. So one might see, for instance, a recognizable castle or shoreline which has been changed slightly to fit into the storyline.

Of course, they also use images of people. Most are just regular folks whose photos have been sold to istock or getty images or whatever.

Maybe I am just spending too much time in Leonard Land, but... well... tell me what you see:

http://www.ipnovels.com/novels/looking-for-the-king/
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby holydove » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:39 am

It does look alot like him, so I don't think your perception stems from too much time in Leonard Land (unless I'm spending too much time there too. . .); but it's kind of scary (& kind of funny) that someone might just grab his image from somewhere (if it's him) & use it to represent "sinister forces" :shock:
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby HelenOE » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:32 am

If he's in pursuit of the Spear of Destiny, it's just so he can put it in a song lyric... again.
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby Tchocolatl » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:10 am

That does not look like him at all.
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby Cheshire gal » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:15 am

I would definitely say it is him... ?
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby HelenOE » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:51 am

Image

Maybe this will help the decision-making process.
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby Cheshire gal » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:01 am

I rest my case.
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:59 am

Certainly looks remarkably like Leonard!
Don't like the pairing of a 'Leonard like image' with the idea of ' sinister forces' :?
But looks like a good read!
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby abby » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:05 am

The ear's totally different.
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby holydove » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:48 pm

abby wrote:The ear's totally different.
Yes, the ear is different, as well as some other features, & viewing the photos side by side (thanks, Helen), I don't think it's him (whew!). But to be fair to scocoh, there is something of a resemblance, esp. when one is not seeing the images next to each other.
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby scocoh » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:13 pm

Tchocolatl wrote:That does not look like him at all.
You do know this is not the Adam Cohen forum?

edit-- Or perhaps i just didn't get the joke:

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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby MaryB » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:12 pm

Could be him, but the ears are different.
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby ladydi » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:05 am

I do believe they may have used a photo of Leonard from an earlier time...a very black photo. No idea why they might have selected this particular photo, but guess it sort of works. The ears are in shadow, and ears can change in 15 years or so when one is older. But the nose, and the lines of the mouth are right on. Of course, in the big scheme of things it really doesn't matter, does it? Just interesting.
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby Inge » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:34 am

The ears are different, the eyes are different, the nose is different and the mouth is different. It's a different man.
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Re: Mysterious figure

Postby MaryB » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:54 am

Why do men's ears get bigger as they get older :lol:
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