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Person of Interest Comic-Con Poster Offers PRISM Parallels

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07/19/2013 1:10 am
Person of Interest Comic-Con Poster Offers PRISM Parallels

Vanessa Ho

Staff Writer

If you are at Comic Con this week, make sure you pick up the Person of Interest poster that the CBS show is handing out to attendees.

Why you may ask?

Well it is the cast of the hit show embedded into Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s painting Washington Crossing the Delaware. 

Here you can see (from left to right): Michael Emerson, Jim Cavizel, Taraji P. Henson, Sarah Shahi and Kevin Chapman. The dog in the painting is Emerson’s characters pooch, Finch. Also, if you look closely, the tagline of the painting reads ‘One Nation Under Watch’.

The poster is meant to reflect the U.S. government’s use of PRISM, a mass electronic surveillance program and how it parallels the show’s premise of a team stopping crimes using a secret surveillance machine.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Jonathan Nolan had this to say about the poster: “In light of the news about PRISM, we felt this poster celebrated both our panic at America’s descent into an Orwellian nightmare and our excitement over all the free marketing we’re getting out of it.”

In addition to picking up this poster during Comic Con, the cast of Person of Interest will be presenting a panel on July 20 at 4pm.

Meanwhile, season three is set to premiere on CBS on September 24.

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