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(Short List)   In a world where you can trust no-one, some of the most overused poster taglines ever are better left buried   (shortlist.com) divider line 35
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2012-07-04 10:10:28 AM  
No "Every (something) has a beginning"?

And every tenth movie title has to have some for of the word "rise" in it, even if it makes no sense.
 
2012-07-04 10:27:58 AM  
They thought an article couldn't contain so many movie posters.

THEY WERE WRONG.
 
2012-07-04 10:39:34 AM  
I really should have gone into film marketing. Two or three Adobe Illustrator templates, Two or three Final Cut Pro templates... knock each movie poster/trailer out in an afternoon, spend the rest of the day drinking.
 
2012-07-04 11:13:27 AM  
THIS SUMMER...people will realize this is a stupid tagline. Or not.
 
2012-07-04 11:21:35 AM  
This time, it's personal, and probably hell... on wheels
 
2012-07-04 11:29:28 AM  
Replace all those taglines with "there is no comparison" and people won't compare them. Problem solved.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-04 11:35:23 AM  
Several pictures, all on one page?

How did they do it?
 
2012-07-04 11:39:53 AM  
The better version of this article that hit StumbleUpon 2 years ago.

As ripped off by theChive.com
Link

Movie posters are commercial flyers. Flyers are repetitive and simple because they work.
If a movie had a unique 'alternative style' post it would be a flop or suffer at the box office. The alternative posters work because we all recognize the movie already.

This thread comes alive Summer 2012.
 
2012-07-04 11:43:10 AM  
But hurry and comment, before this thread goes back into the Fark Vault!
 
2012-07-04 11:48:07 AM  

Mugato: No "Every (something) has a beginning"?

And every tenth movie title has to have some for of the word "rise" in it, even if it makes no sense.


If it's not "rise" it's "dream"

In (a world) (a land) (a future) where (all hope seems lost) (nothing is what it seems) (the truth is hidden), one man will (rise) (dream) (stand tall) (fight) for (love) (freedom) (his children) (a second chance).
 
2012-07-04 11:49:13 AM  
They forgot to includes no holes barred for porn.
 
2012-07-04 12:03:00 PM  

bionicjoe: As ripped off by theChive.com
Link


Huh? Two different things. That link was about the layout. This one is about the taglines.

Similar concept, yeah.
 
2012-07-04 12:06:40 PM  
We're all forgetting the most important thing people. This article contains Emma Roberts:

1.bp.blogspot.com

img002.lazygirls.info
 
2012-07-04 12:27:59 PM  

She comes in colors everywhere: Several pictures, all on one page?

How did they do it?


Only one man knows the truth.
 
2012-07-04 12:57:31 PM  
Mr. LaFontaine, white courtesy phone.... Mr. LaFontaine, please pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby.

In a world....

/RIP Voice
 
2012-07-04 01:29:24 PM  

blueviking: Mr. LaFontaine, white courtesy phone.... Mr. LaFontaine, please pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby.

In a world....

/RIP Voice


Yes, but Hal Douglas worked the cliche better.

The Comedian trailer.
 
2012-07-04 03:13:43 PM  
Best tagline ever?

He's seen the future...
...Now he has to kill it.
He'll need bigger guns

Also, 'Blade Runner meets Alien'. Clearly the best movie ever.

www.joblo.com
 
2012-07-04 04:16:14 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

NTTAWWT.
 
2012-07-04 04:48:12 PM  
In a world where using big taglines for small movies
is the most dangerous thing, how far would you go
--if you could trust no one--
to keep your hackneyed secrets buried?


The use of red arrows never dies!
 
2012-07-04 06:39:47 PM  

bionicjoe: If a movie had a unique 'alternative style' post it would be a flop or suffer at the box office. The alternative posters work because we all recognize the movie already.


I think the fact that I've never even heard of 90% of the movies they reference might refute your argument a bit.
 
2012-07-04 06:42:00 PM  

downstairs: I really should have gone into film marketing. Two or three Adobe Illustrator templates, Two or three Final Cut Pro templates... knock each movie poster/trailer out in an afternoon, spend the rest of the day drinking.


Where did you plant the camera over me???? You forgot the Final Cut template.
 
2012-07-04 07:23:53 PM  
From the creators of that one movie that everybody loved a few years ago, comes another movie that everyone will see but will totally suck ass because the creators now think they can do no wrong and are trying to cash in on their fame before everyone realizes their earlier success was just a fluke.

Variant: If you liked (generic movie title), you're gonna love (generic movie title 2).
 
2012-07-04 08:27:13 PM  

Assimilate This: From the creators of that one movie that everybody loved a few years ago, comes another movie that everyone will see but will totally suck ass because the creators now think they can do no wrong and are trying to cash in on their fame before everyone realizes their earlier success was just a fluke.

Variant: If you liked (generic movie title), you're gonna love (generic movie title 2).


If you liked "Schindler's List," you'll love "Zombie Cannibal Apocalypse on Cheerleader Island: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire."
 
2012-07-04 09:38:15 PM  

DarthBrooks: blueviking: Mr. LaFontaine, white courtesy phone.... Mr. LaFontaine, please pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby.

In a world....

/RIP Voice

Yes, but Hal Douglas worked the cliche better.

The Comedian trailer.


I see your Don LaFontaine and Hal Douglas, and raise you them with John Leader, Nick Tate, Mark Elliot, and Al Chalk.
 
2012-07-04 09:40:29 PM  

stoli n coke: Assimilate This: From the creators of that one movie that everybody loved a few years ago, comes another movie that everyone will see but will totally suck ass because the creators now think they can do no wrong and are trying to cash in on their fame before everyone realizes their earlier success was just a fluke.

Variant: If you liked (generic movie title), you're gonna love (generic movie title 2).

If you liked "Schindler's List," you'll love "Zombie Cannibal Apocalypse on Cheerleader Island: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire."

Director's Cut: With 12 minutes of restored Killer Shrew footage
 
2012-07-04 10:06:37 PM  
At least one actor has to state the Movie Title.
 
2012-07-04 11:09:17 PM  
Trust No one? Sounds familiar. I want to believe I heard it somewhere before. The truth is out there somewhere.
 
2012-07-05 12:17:01 AM  

downstairs: I really should have gone into film marketing. Two or three Adobe Illustrator templates, Two or three Final Cut Pro templates... knock each movie poster/trailer out in an afternoon, spend the rest of the day drinking.


I've had similar thoughts.

Once upon a time, poster taglines were occasionally complete sentences. I would've added this to their 40 greatest taglines link at the bottom of the page:

In the future,
cities will become deserts,
roads will become battlefields
and the hope of mankind
will appear as a stranger.

Don't make 'em like THAT anymore.

/lawn, off
 
2012-07-05 12:57:49 AM  

Porous Horace: At least one actor has to state the Movie Title.


On an island, where humans have never dared tread
The deadliest chemical weapon ever devised has been lost
Eight soldiers will make the perilous journey to find it... but on this mission, they've got company

"NO, YOU DON'T GET IT, MR. PRESIDENT, THESE MUTHAFARKIN' HIPPOS ARE HONGRY!"

Samuel L. Jackson in "Hungry Hungry Hippos"

With Special Guest Stars Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman as the President

Directed by Michael Bay

Summer 2015
 
2012-07-05 02:13:51 AM  

LarryDan43: She comes in colors everywhere: Several pictures, all on one page?

How did they do it?

Only one man knows the truth.


But will he have time to uncover it?
 
2012-07-05 02:50:56 AM  
You've seen him in X
You've loved him in Y
Now see him like you've never seen him before.
 
2012-07-05 02:52:47 AM  
stoli n coke: "NO, YOU DON'T GET IT, MR. PRESIDENT, THESE MUTHAFARKIN' HIPPOS ARE HONGRY!"

They sank my motherfarkin battleship.

//2001: A Space Odyssey were made today, it would have been titled "I'm sorry dave".
 
2012-07-05 04:46:57 AM  

downstairs: I really should have gone into film marketing. Two or three Adobe Illustrator templates, Two or three Final Cut Pro templates... knock each movie poster/trailer out in an afternoon, spend the rest of the day drinking.


Make sure you've got Trajan installed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t87QKdOJNv8
 
2012-07-05 11:03:18 AM  
The person who took the time to find all of those will always be alone.
 
2012-07-06 11:13:02 AM  

Porous Horace: At least one actor has to state the Movie Title.


I love that. What is the song it opens to? It sounds like an iphone ringtone.
 
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