The Best Movie Posters Ever?
by Alex Billington
March 8, 2007
Another interesting article appearing today is from the recently pronounced dead Premiere magazine's website. The article is title The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever, and goes over a number of very interesting, and very old, choices for the best movie posters ever. I'm not sure what provoked them to create this piece, but I'm not in complete agreement with it. Even browsing through the 25 they chose, I'm not that impressed. It's much too worrisome to create my own list of best posters ever, but there are a few in the last year or so that I want to mention.
Update: Here's another great list from AFI of their Top 100 Posters - worth mentioning.
Zodiac - I'm very fond of this poster, especially when it came out sometime late last year. I just love the mood, I love the very dark and lush color to it, I love the angle and imagery, I love it all. It deserves to be mentioned, as it's one of the best of this last century in my own opinion.
The Prestige - Sure, this is almost a rip-off of the Vertigo poster (that's in Premiere's list), but I still think it was one of the most unique, visually appealing, and subtle yet beautiful crafted posters of last year. It's rare to mention because it hardly saw the light of day in the US - it's an international-only poster.
Casino Royale - This could almost be considered art. I've even heard some people say they might hang it up in their poker room to accent it. The arrangement and placement of the gun and look says everything James Bond perfectly.
Anyone have any thoughts on Premiere's choices or their own?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
One poster that I love from THIS year is the one for the movie Premonition. I find it so unique and fun to look at.
Ryan on Mar 8, 2007
Unlike the movie itself.
Colin Boyd on Mar 8, 2007
I saw it last week and it's dire stuff indeed.
Colin Boyd on Mar 8, 2007
Wow. They definitely made some interesting choices and some that I really don't get. It's weird that they chose to go with a lot of old posters. I didn't see anything special or unique to a lot of them. Some of the ones I am glad they chose are The Gold Rush and definitely Straw Dogs. The one for Straw Dogs is incredible and speaks a lot about the film itself. Some of my favorite posters from the past few years have been: Capote (2005) http://www.impawards.com/2005/capote.html The Proposition (2006) http://www.impawards.com/2006/proposition_ver5.html http://www.impawards.com/2006/proposition_ver3.html http://www.impawards.com/2006/proposition.html http://www.impawards.com/2006/proposition_ver2.html http://www.impawards.com/2006/proposition_ver6.html Hard Candy (2006) http://www.impawards.com/2006/hard_candy.html Definitely does a great job of illustrating what the film is about.
Zach on Mar 9, 2007
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