Here we go again, another first of the year, another Wacky Drawing from Criterion to decipher. Like we did last year, we have broken down the image that Criterion put up today on their Current Blog, to help all of the eager fans figure out what they have in store for 2012.
Now the titles that we’ve come up with are just guesses. I’m sure there are a handful that we are wrong about, but it was a lot of fun to dig around, and try to connect the drawing with a scene from a potential Criterion release. I could not have done this without the help of James, Travis, and David.
I’ll be updating this post over the course of the day, as we continue to figure out the drawings. If you have any thoughts on what each drawing might mean, leave a comment below.
And here is a version where we’ve gone and circled all of the items that could be clues, and assigned letters to them, to help with laying them all out.
A – Cars
Lots of cars in the image overall. Could they refer to specific films? It seems like they would be more distinct if we were meant to read into each one. It seems as though there is a lot of “traffic” going on (Traffic is coming to Blu-ray this month).
This is also presumably a reference to Godard’s Weekend, which Janus is currently touring, and Criterion has the poster up in their store now.
B – French mime?
Pierre Etaix? or Antonioni’s Blow Up?
C – Three Samurai
Three Outlaw Samurai Coming to DVD and Blu-ray this Valentines Day
D – Man at grave (burying)
Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave (confirmed at the Wexner talk, I totally forgot about this. Thanks to Ryan Nichols on Twitter.)
Could be a reference to Harold And Maude, although we have another possible reference elsewhere in the drawing.
E – Mouth eating a leg
F – Iceberg
A Night To Remember
G – Coney Island sign
H – Motorcycle
I – Woman on motorcycle
J – Oceans / waves
Breaking The Waves?
K – Car
L – Car transport
M – Three pearls / oysters
N – Car
O – Bow
Kim Ki Duk’s The Bow?
P – Marionette woman
Being John Malkovich
Q – Three people, embracing
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Let’s hope it actually happens in 2012. It was teased at last year as well.
R – Car with woman on top
S – Woman on the car
Summer With Monika (thanks to Scott Nye on Twitter)