Your Favorite Movie Poster

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Postby Kenshin Sephiroth » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:13 am

Sometimes advertizing can have a profound amount of artistic merit. Here is the place to post those movie posters that strike you as being so wholly original, hard-hitting, and unique as to leave an indelible impression in your mind's eye; an image that summarises the core meaning of the film to you personally. Explanation as to why that poster is ART to you is also most welcome. The posters can be official or fan-made, and don't have to be limited to simply one.

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Japanese poster for Steve McQueen's Shame (2011).

Shame is a movie that is, for lack of a more encompassing term, existential. It's a film about the agonizing relationship between a sex-addicted brother and his emotionally starved sister whose lives are thrust together due to unexpected circumstances. It's a clashing of hearts weathered by life. The poster perfectly shows the thin veneer constantly present between the two siblings, always on the brink of being torn apart in a final show of rage, frustration, and exposure. I can't read the tagline, but I can feel the pain.
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Postby tomrule123 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:45 am

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... what's there to say about this? Perfect.

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This poster has its imagery as big as the film's cinematography itself.

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Postby Ceimoa Nan » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:58 pm

I liked this poster for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. It took me a while to realize what I was looking at.

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Postby MugwumpHasNoLiver » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:05 pm

"Now, from Nature we obtain abundant information about ourselves, and precious little about others. About the woman you clasp in your arms, can you say with certainty that she does not feign pleasure? About the woman you mistreat, are you quite sure that from abuse she does not derive some obscure and lascivious satisfaction? Let us confine ourselves to simple evidence: through thoughtfulness, gentleness, concern for the feelings of others we saddle our own pleasure with restrictions, and make this sacrifice to obtain a doubtful result." -The Divine Marquis

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Postby ZapX » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:12 pm

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Postby Henry Spencer » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:13 pm

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I really dig the faux-retro-feel to the Direct-To-DVD adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's The Call Of Cthulhu.
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Postby MugwumpHasNoLiver » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:40 pm

I can't seem to find a poster for David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch that isn't breathtaking.

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While we're on the subject of horrifying Japanese posters, here's one for Eraserhead.

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Mulholland Dr. has a few nice ones, too.

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Let's wrap this up with a few more baffling Polish posters, featuring one more David Lynch film and some Stanley Kubrick.

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Postby Henry Spencer » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:46 pm

Holy crap, the caricature of Wendy is somehow even freakier looking than the real actress.
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Postby NAveryW » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:40 am

I love, love Polish movie posters. I saved a big folder of 'em. If I had to choose favorites, I'd go with the Polish posters for Apocalypse Now and Jaws 2. I'd post pictures but imgur's down for maintenance.
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Postby Henry Spencer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:30 am

Speaking of Polish posters...

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Rocky! It's the story of a boxer with a heart of gold and a morbidly oversized thumb.
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Postby soul.assassin » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:35 pm

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Prior to the breakdown of the Berlin Wall, those Poles were well known for creating off-the-wall movie posters with themes that sometimes seem to be remotely related to the movie itself.

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Postby Kenshin Sephiroth » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:03 pm


That Polish Chinatown poster is bat-shit insane. Wow!

I have a predilection for moody and cryptic posters that obscures the object of attention. It's an ingenius form of advertizing, because it makes the passer-by freeze and go "Wait, what the hell is this movie about?" So few mainstream posters do this.

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Postby EvangelionFan » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:37 pm

I am not sure if I have a favourite, but here is every other movie poster not already in this thread: Movie Poster Cliches
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Postby KnightmareX13 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:44 pm

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Postby Kenshin Sephiroth » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:07 am

Tyler Stout is awesome.

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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:33 pm

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Rambo: First Blood is a hot blooded film with many motorcycles and highway chases.

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Postby Kenshin Sephiroth » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:01 am

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Postby movieartman » Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:13 am

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Postby Thuktun Flishithy » Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:23 am

Really? That's your favorite Alien poster?

Anyway, I loved the comic con poster for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It felt like some sort of Romanticist artwork, with effective use of ash-choked clouds (for once).

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