Design: Mark Carroll
There are at least three different versions of posters for this film depending on regions so I will focus on the version used for the US theatre release (as above) which from interviews that I have read with Mark Carrol this was the nearest to his original vision for the poster. Personally I love this poster, its well structured layout, clean typography and unusual layout. This poster breaks all the rules for a major Hollywood movie poster, no 3-D effects, airbrushed portraits of the main stars and no centering of text within the usual three zones, instead we have what a movie poster should be; a representation of the film. The poster has neat grid of 70 images which look like snapshots or memories from a life, it's only when you look closer that you see not only everyday scenes but images of the immensely large to the cellular. Hands also feature a lot, gestures, touch, contact, as do elements of water, fire earth. All is there beautifully arranged, little vignettes which you fall into. The typeface used is Futura complementing the grid structure.
Really I can't fault this at all. the other versions I have seen keep elements of this poster but just feel like diluted versions, but hey you've got to put those quotes and accolades somewhere!