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PostSubject: The Poster Thread   Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:07 pm

There's nothing much that's better than a good film poster. Well, there is, but that's not the point. I love film posters though. A few favourites of mine, and post your own.


Obvious choice first. It tells you diddly about the film, but it is both inviting and foreboding. Plus it brings back memories of the fantastic music that accompanies the scene.






I love these three that came out for Open Range, reminds of the art during the credits of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.








The old horror films have some great artwork







A few Disney favourites





I remember Disney did quite a few posters in the same style of Beauty and The Beast round that time. A nice Aladdin one, The Little Mermaid etc.



Some Hitchcock





and the last one for now, a Spielberg favourite


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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:35 am

Nice ones Gimli!! I'm gonna post a few of my favourites here!! Wink

Here's a few from Terry Gilliam's finest... Wink







Here's a few from Woody Allen's more recent efforts, even if the quality of the films are middling, they do yield good posters... Smile







And now, for a few from Ken Russell!! Very Happy











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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:30 pm

I love those Gilliam, Allen and Russell posters. Batman's a winner as well.

These two are nice and simple, but effective



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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:26 pm

This is probably my favourite ever movie poster:


Simple, yet it says an awful lot. Wonderful.

Then there's this little beaut from our Polish cousins:


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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:45 am

Just a shame that The PhantomMenace poster has the bloody annoying oik on it. Great idea though.

Poland has some superb posters.


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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:58 am

Yeah, countries like Poland and Czechoslovakia came up with some BRILLIANT poster designs during the era the Soviets ruled the roost. It makes you wish that Hollywood's poster artists and marketing people would take notice... Wink

Here's a couple more ones for Kubrick's films, and you know what?? I think he would have been proud!! Wink

The Shining



A Clockwork Orange



Here's a few more I like!! Wink

Blade Runner



Yellow Submarine Very Happy



The Return of the Pink Panther



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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:01 pm

Look in this months Empire, they've got an article on Polish film posters!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:39 am

I must've missed that. Have to take another look

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:37 pm

I liked some of the posters for W.




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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:44 pm

That top one sums up Bush pretty much. tongue Anyways, time for a few Hitchcock ones... Wink















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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:03 pm

Now, I would like to show you the 3 posters used for Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno!!

Here's the banned one!! Shocked Very Happy



And here's the other two the MPAA WOULD allow!! Razz



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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:27 pm

Back to Polish posters, and I found this AWESOME one for The Big Lebowski!! Very Happy Why didn't we get one like that!? Shocked Razz

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sun May 10, 2009 1:47 pm

After seeing Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), I found this disturbing looking Polish poster for the film... Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sun May 10, 2009 2:11 pm

That's just freaky!

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Wed May 13, 2009 9:02 am

There's a great range of posters out for Coraline, one for each letter of the alphabet










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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:25 pm

Back to Polish posters, and here's some more oddities from behind the Iron Curtain. Shocked

Mel Brooks' Silent Movie



Duel



Close Encounters of the Third Kind



The Godfather Part II



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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:15 am

The Duel and Close Encounters ones are brilliant!

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:14 am

I want to know what on earth they were sniffing when they dreamt those up!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:45 am

Back to Polish posters, my favourite "old" film of 2010 is The Last Remake of Beau Geste, a wild comedy starring all our favourite Hollywood greats, Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret, Michael York, Peter Ustinov, Henry Gibson, Roy Kinnear, James Earl Jones, Spike Milligan, Trevor Howard, Terry-Thomas, Burt Kwouk, Irene Handl with Lurch off the Addams Family and Blakey off On The Buses!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Here's how it was promoted in Poland... Shocked



And this is how it was sold in America!!

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:57 am

I want to see that.

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:26 pm

It's in parts on YouTube, but you may not want to resort to piracy...
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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:45 pm

See if this sways it for you Gimli...

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:48 am

Laughing Laughing

That could be the best prison breakout ever!

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PostSubject: Re: The Poster Thread   Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:36 pm

YAY!! SOLD!! Very Happy
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