Recent Photographs: all photographs © 1969-2013 by Carl Weese
good duplication of cars in the poster and the reflection...
Marcus, thanks, but what centers the shot for me is the very creepy copy on the poster of state police (where the post title comes from). It has a quite disturbing combination of put-on cool that doesn't disguise an attitude of brutal swagger. Not cool.
Uuuh - now I got it. Only rarely watching movies I did not immediately identify that those were cops and police cars. Indeed, that is a kind of machismo behaviour that definitely should not be glorified. Here the press would crucify any attempt of such false glorification.
Marcus, it gets worse. The poster isn't for a movie. It's marketing for Ford, promotion for Ford's "Police Interceptor" version of the Crown Vic sedan. Nice, huh?
Well, culture in the U.S. is significantly different in quite a number of aspects, a very unbroken relationship with power, force and weapons among them. No company here (besides weaponry dealers for a very limited public) would dare to advertise in this way. Maybe only once to get more attention through being bashed by the wholy press together with the majority of politicians...
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