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(FilmDrunk)   Polish movie posters are insane and awesome...they're insanely awesome   (filmdrunk.uproxx.com) divider line 44
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2011-02-15 02:11:07 PM  
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They have a Zoidberg movie?
 
2011-02-15 02:17:58 PM  
filmdrunk.uproxx.com

Hmmm. MS Paint Polish poster.

Some of the others are amazing. Not this one.
 
2011-02-15 02:20:12 PM  
Some of those looks like something a 10 year old would draw after seeing the movie.
 
2011-02-15 02:21:58 PM  
THIRTY FIVE PAGES?

F U
 
2011-02-15 02:25:20 PM  
I wanted to like the Lebowski one but I couldn't. A six year old could do that. Actually, little Larry could have drawn that.
 
2011-02-15 02:25:51 PM  
Insane?? .....ok I guess....
Awesome?? ....not so much
 
2011-02-15 02:28:05 PM  
This is the rare Polish movie poster that actually overexplains. Although it seems to focus pretty heavily on just one scene. Maybe it's because Walter Sobchak is Polish? Or perhaps they thought a European audience could really identify with what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps.


Yeah well, you know, that's just like... your opinion, man
 
2011-02-15 02:30:18 PM  

CravenMorehead: I wanted to like the Lebowski one but I couldn't. A six year old could do that. Actually, little Larry could have drawn that.


Really? Looks like a pretty complex poster. Graphically cool but that would have to be a phenom of a 6 year old to pull off.

This is my favorite Polish poster ever:

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2011-02-15 02:31:56 PM  

ongbok: Some of those looks like something a 10 year old would draw after seeing the movie.


Agree, some of them look a little bit unpolished
 
2011-02-15 02:32:43 PM  
I own the polish Lebowski one. It really ties the room together.
 
2011-02-15 02:40:34 PM  
There's a long history of exceptional graphic art in movie posters produced in Poland, going back several decades. As I heard it (I lived there for several years), back in the Communist days, this type of art was the least heavily censored, and so many of the best artists flocked to do this kind of work, which they could do relatively unfettered by government officials looking over their shoulders. As a result, many of the movie posters had (subtle) political overtones that you couldn't get away with in other artistic endeavors, mostly because the authorities weren't looking for them there.
 
2011-02-15 02:43:16 PM  
Some of those are downright scary. Is there something in the water in Poland that makes them psychotic?

/stays away from Poland Spring water
//will never forget Poland...it will haunt me.
 
2011-02-15 02:46:37 PM  
The Poles are never wrong.
 
2011-02-15 02:48:51 PM  
As someone that is Polish-American, most of those sucked, but there were some good ones scattered within. You know how the Polish mafia is in town? You find the victims with their heads tied together and shot thru the hands.
 
2011-02-15 02:50:44 PM  
I like the really, really saggy tits on the Sex in the City poster. Sure, SJP is too flat chested to sag that much. But it gets the idea across that we are seeing way to much skin from women are too old to be doing that.
 
2011-02-15 02:51:06 PM  
www.polishposter.com
 
2011-02-15 02:54:20 PM  

HKWolf: Some of those are downright scary. Is there something in the water in Poland that makes them psychotic?

/stays away from Poland Spring water
//will never forget Poland...it will haunt me.


Well, they do have one of the highest average IQ in Europe (new window).
 
2011-02-15 02:54:49 PM  
cdn.fd.uproxx.com

I guess they only had room for 4 names on the poster. Personally, instead of Luis Gonzales and Nicole Ari Parker, I would've probably gone with either John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, William H. Macy, Philip Baker Hall or Heather Graham. I may have also mentioned Mark Wahlberg's name.
 
2011-02-15 02:55:54 PM  
Art, thinking, writing, Krakow creches, etc. ... Poland is really cool.
 
2011-02-15 03:02:42 PM  

HKWolf: Is there something in the water in Poland that makes them psychotic?


Vodka
 
2011-02-15 03:04:03 PM  
Have a feeling I've seen most of these in the previous Polish movie poster threads but that doesn't make them less cool. For those interested moviegoods has some of them available (reproductions) for sale.
/Still wants to get a Japanese Captain Supermarket/Army of Darkness poster.
 
2011-02-15 03:11:20 PM  
Mmm, I want pierogi.
/that's what SHE said.
 
2011-02-15 03:17:38 PM  

chitownmike: HKWolf: Is there something in the water in Poland that makes them psychotic?

Vodka


We Poles do make it better than the Russians. Why do you think the Soviets didn't want to give up Poland after the war?
 
2011-02-15 03:18:14 PM  

Mattevil: Have a feeling I've seen most of these in the previous Polish movie poster threads but that doesn't make them less cool. For those interested moviegoods has some of them available (reproductions) for sale.
/Still wants to get a Japanese Captain Supermarket/Army of Darkness poster.


When I was in Korea in 2008 I saw posters for Evil Dead the Musical, written in Korean of course. I should have taken one. DAMN IT!!
//AFAIK they don't call him Captain Supermarket in Korea
 
2011-02-15 03:40:20 PM  
Mieszkam warszawie.

I think that was right. I live in Warsaw... if you can go see a lot of these at the cinema museum in Łódź (wootch). It's not that great of a museum except for a few things. Most importantly they have director chairs that say "Hollyłódż" (hollywootch). HA!

Also while they may look "done by a child" -- it's a style of art and worth considering in and of itself. There's also a poster museum in Wilanów (near the 'saw) and a caricature museum near the old town. Worth going to both if you're ever in Poland.
 
2011-02-15 03:53:49 PM  
The poster for "Raging Bull" actually made me laugh out loud for 10 seconds. I don't know why.

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2011-02-15 03:55:52 PM  
cdn.fd.uproxx.com

... the awesome... the awesome...

Seriously, that's a great image.
 
2011-02-15 03:55:56 PM  

floorpie: The poster for "Raging Bull" actually made me laugh out loud for 10 seconds. I don't know why.


i16.photobucket.com
 
2011-02-15 04:26:36 PM  
It's not just movie posters. You compare science fiction book cover illustrations from around the world, from the 1950s through nowish, and the Polish ones are almost always the most awesome. Sometimes the most inexplicable (which is saying something, considering what SF book covers are often like), but the most awesome.

There are many, many SF books I love that I would own a Polish edition of just to frame. You can often find comparos online.
 
2011-02-15 04:56:54 PM  
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I can't remember where I've seen this before but it easily goes down as the most confusing imagery for an advertising piece when compared to what the actual subject matter of the film is.

"Weekend at Bernies"???
 
2011-02-15 05:15:15 PM  
I bought a polish "psycho" re-print a long time ago. They do some cool stuff.
 
2011-02-15 05:20:32 PM  
Okay, after checking out polishposters.com it's easy to distinguish the posters that were inspired by the movie that are basically fan art (very VERY good fan art) from the stuff that was used when the films were actually released.

Poster for "The Shining" that was inspired by the film in 2007:

i26.photobucket.com
Sells for $34.10

Poster for "Shane" actually used for film release in Poland in 1959:
i26.photobucket.com
$852.50

Other than the price difference the studio logo usually ends up somewhere and there's a little more information.

I only mention this because there's some very good fan-art movie posters out which were inspired by the films they're for but no studio ever approved. To be fair though, when you compare the "official" studio posters with the art prints, it's amazing how much better the non-commissioned pieces are.
 
2011-02-15 05:36:26 PM  
Is there are rule on Fark that at least once a year we dredge out the Polish movie posters?
 
2011-02-15 06:20:05 PM  

Mangoose: Is there are rule on Fark that at least once a year we dredge out the Polish movie posters?


You are not obligated to click the link.
 
2011-02-15 06:45:12 PM  

I am Ahab: They have a Zoidberg movie?


That was my first thought: "Zoidberg!?"
 
2011-02-15 07:32:19 PM  

CravenMorehead: I wanted to like the Lebowski one but I couldn't. A six year old could do that. Actually, little Larry could have drawn that.


That's because it's not an actual movie poster. It was done by a random art student, like a good chunk of these 'polish movie posters', years after the fact and solely for the purposes of sale, not advertising.
 
2011-02-15 07:37:31 PM  

Mattevil: Have a feeling I've seen most of these in the previous Polish movie poster threads but that doesn't make them less cool. For those interested moviegoods has some of them available (reproductions) for sale.
/Still wants to get a Japanese Captain Supermarket/Army of Darkness poster.


Moviegoods are scumbags. They lift any image they can find off the net an sell it regardless of who owns the rights.
 
2011-02-15 07:54:24 PM  

orezona: Okay, after checking out polishposters.com it's easy to distinguish the posters that were inspired by the movie that are basically fan art (very VERY good fan art) from the stuff that was used when the films were actually released.

...

Other than the price difference the studio logo usually ends up somewhere and there's a little more information.

I only mention this because there's some very good fan-art movie posters out which were inspired by the films they're for but no studio ever approved. To be fair though, when you compare the "official" studio posters with the art prints, it's amazing how much better the non-commissioned pieces are.


They were created for different purposes.

The official posters are created to sell the film to an unknowing public. Fan art is designed to sell the poster, usually by way of triggering a strong nostalgic reaction.

The fan art artists also have the advantage of having actually seen the film. Most original Polish movie posters were created by artists working only off the film's title or, occasionally, a short description of the film.

Most of these examples of fan art are truly terrible.
 
2011-02-15 08:47:32 PM  

archie leach: Mattevil: Have a feeling I've seen most of these in the previous Polish movie poster threads but that doesn't make them less cool. For those interested moviegoods has some of them available (reproductions) for sale.
/Still wants to get a Japanese Captain Supermarket/Army of Darkness poster.

Moviegoods are scumbags. They lift any image they can find off the net an sell it regardless of who owns the rights.


OK, upon further review it looks like they've gone downhill since I last ordered from them . So thoughts on Movie Poster Shop then?
 
2011-02-15 09:56:40 PM  
"I'm trying to remember a scene in the movie where Brad Pitt holds a gun"

How about the first damn scene in the movie? Or behind the store?
 
2011-02-15 10:32:32 PM  

Mattevil: archie leach: Mattevil: Have a feeling I've seen most of these in the previous Polish movie poster threads but that doesn't make them less cool. For those interested moviegoods has some of them available (reproductions) for sale.
/Still wants to get a Japanese Captain Supermarket/Army of Darkness poster.

Moviegoods are scumbags. They lift any image they can find off the net an sell it regardless of who owns the rights.

OK, upon further review it looks like they've gone downhill since I last ordered from them . So thoughts on Movie Poster Shop then?


Same wolf, different clothing.
 
2011-02-15 11:32:27 PM  
When I was in Poland all the posters were the same as in the USA.
 
2011-02-16 12:37:04 AM  
Again?

/we get a Polish movie poster link every three months.
 
2011-02-16 09:04:35 AM  

LewDux: ongbok: Some of those looks like something a 10 year old would draw after seeing the movie.

Agree, some of them look a little bit unpolished


What you did, I see it.
 
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