February 20, 2008

Influence or Coincidence? Spiral vs. Spartan

The cover art for the recently released DVD of Spiral looks remarkably similar to the layout for the 2004 Val Kilmer film, Spartan.

Spartan (2004)
Spiral (2007)

Both films have single word titles that begin with "Sp." Both films use a black-and-white image of a face with the eyes covered by a stripe of red. For Spartan, it's a female face with a man visible in the stripe. For Spiral, a male face with a woman visible in the stripe.

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