Published 2011-07-18T22:59:12+1200 Updated 2013-05-12T14:35:31+1200
It would be interesting to see your analysis of how well the quality of these films stacks up against the quality of their posters. That idea came to mind immediately when I noticed that the first four items in the list (The Village, House of the Devil, I’m Still Here, Doctor Parnassus), in spite of their lovely posters, are all godawful films.
Yikes, I didn’t mean that to sound so nasty. :)
I’m not sure there’s any correlation, as for me these range from the sublime (Alien, No Country, Keane, Unforgiven) to the great (Jaws, Oldboy, Moon, Forbidden Planet) to the very good (The Birds, The Pianist, The Innkeepers, both Burton-related films) and beyond. I must admit that I haven’t seen anywhere close to all of these, including the first four — that sounds like a good thing though! You’re right, I should write something up…
Attack of the 50ft Woman has the most deceiving poster ever. Nothing like that poster happens in the film.
I quite like that they took those sort of liberties back then. One of my favourite posters ever.
Anything Saul Bass (like Vertigo or Anataomy of a Murder was gorgeous. One of my three favorite graphic designers ever!
Sometimes the release poster art differs so much from the one that finally gets put on the DVD cover, it can loose it's appeal to have on display. And it's always interesting to compare regional posters. Sorry, I used to collect posters...
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