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(Bored Panda)   We're beginning to suspect that there is only one guy making all of the world's movie posters   (boredpanda.com) divider line 56
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2013-04-13 11:49:03 AM
They missed what I call the hero-at-the-invisible-urinal pose
monachuslex.org
www.indirmedenfilmizlee.net
 
2013-04-13 12:15:02 PM
These are great!
 
2013-04-13 01:23:45 PM
Even more interesting about "Back To Back, Viewed From the Side" is that, in the majority, when it depicts a man and a woman, the woman is on the right. Some 4:1 or so.
 
2013-04-13 01:34:44 PM
www.dvdlink.ca
 
2013-04-13 05:13:07 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Even more interesting about "Back To Back, Viewed From the Side" is that, in the majority, when it depicts a man and a woman, the woman is on the right. Some 4:1 or so.


Movies produced south of the equator have women predominantly on the left because of the Coriolis Effect.

/science
 
2013-04-13 05:14:32 PM
#14 - Matthew McConaughey Can't Stand Up Without Assistance

backstage.blogs.com


10. Building a Face Out of Other Objects

No "Silence of the Lambs"?
 
2013-04-13 05:16:52 PM
They could do this for books too. My favorite: Urban Fantasy.

A woman looking backward over her shoulder, with a "tribal" tattoo, holding a sword. Skyscrapers in the background.
 
2013-04-13 05:19:10 PM
While I appreciate the effort, the guy used 75 years of movie posters created from anywhere in the world.  Movies have multiple posters.  So, my mind was not blown.
 
2013-04-13 05:35:10 PM
Well it makes sense since we only had one guy doing the voiceovers in trailers for the longest time.
 
2013-04-13 05:39:06 PM
It's more likely that there's a relatively small range of ways in which a particular visual concept can be presented (and actually have someone get it, anyhow). Otherwise, they're "artsy" film posters, and only a small fraction of folks will get what's being said..
 
2013-04-13 05:39:55 PM
The Get-My-Son-He-Knows-Photoshop DIY Film Poster:


www.thefilmcatalogue.com
 
2013-04-13 05:40:04 PM
They didn't mention "Comedy Movie" with big red fonts posters...
 
2013-04-13 05:43:56 PM

Somaticasual: It's more likely that there's a relatively small range of ways in which a particular visual concept can be presented (and actually have someone get it, anyhow). Otherwise, they're "artsy" film posters, and only a small fraction of folks will get what's being said..


But that would mean that all film posters from the earliest days to now would more or less be the same, which is definitely not the case.


I like Bass.
 
2013-04-13 05:48:18 PM
www.electronicbookreview.com
 
2013-04-13 05:50:01 PM

GungFu: Somaticasual: It's more likely that there's a relatively small range of ways in which a particular visual concept can be presented (and actually have someone get it, anyhow). Otherwise, they're "artsy" film posters, and only a small fraction of folks will get what's being said..

But that would mean that all film posters from the earliest days to now would more or less be the same, which is definitely not the case.


I like Bass.


Yeah, I realized my statement was about 40% crap a few seconds after posting, but this is fark..
That being said, I'd say my statement still applies to the modern trend of "lead actor in front of something, looking some way". There's only so many degrees you can rotate someone standing up :)
 
2013-04-13 05:54:06 PM
No love for the half-a-face shot?

1.bp.blogspot.com
www.movieposter.com
 
2013-04-13 05:55:59 PM
The fact that the "orange" group was shown right after the "blue" group was a nice touch.
 
2013-04-13 05:59:16 PM

LiquidTester: While I appreciate the effort, the guy used 75 years of movie posters created from anywhere in the world.  Movies have multiple posters.  So, my mind was not blown.


There were also a couple of TV shows on there (The Bionic Woman and Blue Planet). Could easily be more, I didn't bother to look up all the foreign-titles ones.
 
2013-04-13 06:00:32 PM
Darn, I was hoping for the Iron Man 3/Star Trek Into Darkness side by side where they are both falling to Earth while on fire and missing parts.
 
2013-04-13 06:06:55 PM
The Black & White action movie was a sham because all the movies in there are from a single series. When you use 3 Transporter movies and 4 Fast and the Furious posters it's because it's a sham.

Also the first 3 in the "two legs" are clearly intentional parodies.
 
2013-04-13 06:12:33 PM
Pretty sure this doesn't fit anywhere but dear god, what did they do to that poor man?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-13 06:43:00 PM
This reminds me of the video game covers for shooter games that use identical models/poses and just change the gear and color around.
 
2013-04-13 06:46:36 PM
Drew Struzan?
 
2013-04-13 06:52:35 PM

fusillade762: #14 - Matthew McConaughey Can't Stand Up Without Assistance

[backstage.blogs.com image 500x472]


10. Building a Face Out of Other Objects

No "Silence of the Lambs"?


"Do you ever notice when they do the editing for the hotel room pornography, that they take out all the penetration and it's just pumping sweaty man-ass... looks like just about any Matthew Mcconaughey picture ever made."
 
2013-04-13 07:01:55 PM
We're beginning to suspect that there is only one guy making all of the world's movie's  posters

/fixed
 
2013-04-13 07:22:00 PM
i could swear this link was just posted on fark within the last 4 days
 
2013-04-13 07:23:04 PM
Several of those are because there was one iconic poster that everyone 30 or 40 years later is copying.  Bond
posters are popular to steal from.

gaslight: They missed what I call the hero-at-the-invisible-urinal pose
[monachuslex.org image 330x416]
[www.indirmedenfilmizlee.net image 580x811]


Great, now I can't unsee Batman pissing on a Ford logo.
 
2013-04-13 07:31:32 PM
Because the primary point of a movie poster is to show who is starring in the picture and basic context for us to discern genre. For instance, the "justice is blind" style posters I presume to be some form of thriller and am able to see enough of the face to recognize the person if I do not immediately register the name. Those "running in the street, at a tilt and tinted blue" posters are all action films where the protagonist has to escape or pursue an organization, and again I know who is involved. Now what is amusing is the reuse of taglines, especially those which use "this time..." or similar despite such cliched sayings.
 
2013-04-13 07:39:25 PM

Somaticasual: It's more likely that there's a relatively small range of ways in which a particular visual concept can be presented (and actually have someone get it, anyhow). Otherwise, they're "artsy" film posters, and only a small fraction of folks will get what's being said..


That, and also movie studios are contractually obligated to design posters and promotional materials a certain way. Mainly if you have a big star in your film you want that star to be very visible in your poster to get people interested to watch it.

Works the opposite way too. Robin Williams got into beef with Disney after they released posters of Aladdin showing the Genie taking up more than 25% of the poster. Williams didn't want to use his starpower to promote the film, and he refused to work for Disney for years afterwards.
 
2013-04-13 08:18:48 PM
Giant heads over a goddamned beach. Those are the movies I avoid. Unless they are about actual giant heads attacking people on a beach. That would awesome.
 
2013-04-13 08:19:11 PM
 
2013-04-13 09:20:47 PM
I know that #4 said between legs, but I felt the distinct lack of:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-13 09:27:03 PM
 
2013-04-13 09:43:09 PM

FunkOut: Giant heads over a goddamned beach. Those are the movies I avoid. Unless they are about actual giant heads attacking people on a beach. That would awesome.


From your lips to God's ear, brother.
 
2013-04-13 09:49:10 PM

Vangor: Because the primary point of a movie poster is to show who is starring in the picture and basic context for us to discern genre. For instance, the "justice is blind" style posters I presume to be some form of thriller and am able to see enough of the face to recognize the person if I do not immediately register the name. Those "running in the street, at a tilt and tinted blue" posters are all action films where the protagonist has to escape or pursue an organization, and again I know who is involved. Now what is amusing is the reuse of taglines, especially those which use "this time..." or similar despite such cliched sayings.


"IN A WORLD WHERE ONE MAN MUST", etc.
 
2013-04-13 09:50:16 PM
Maybe this will make everyone feel better about the "re-use" of certain styles for movie posters here in the US:

Alien (Poland)
cdn-www.cracked.com

Ghostbusters (Czech Republic)
cdn-www.cracked.com

[more]
 
2013-04-13 10:06:08 PM
"IN A WORLD"

Gosh, I miss him.
 
2013-04-13 10:55:47 PM
This is a classic: major characters front and center, secondary characters on the periphery, and villain looming in the top/background. Once you notice this pattern you will see it in a brazillion movie posters.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-13 11:19:25 PM
Here's the ones I was talking about earlier:

newblockbusters.com

oyster.ignimgs.com
 
2013-04-13 11:28:32 PM

theorellior: FunkOut: Giant heads over a goddamned beach. Those are the movies I avoid. Unless they are about actual giant heads attacking people on a beach. That would awesome.

From your lips to God's ear, brother.


Here ya go!

images.posterjunction.com

Not a beach, but that's the best I could do...
 
2013-04-13 11:35:48 PM
Newsflash: There's only 13 types of movies made.
 
2013-04-13 11:36:26 PM

msupf: This reminds me of the video game covers for shooter games that use identical models/poses and just change the gear and color around.


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2013-04-14 12:31:44 AM

wildcardjack: Newsflash: There's only 13 types of movies made.


newsflash there are only 7 basic plots
 
2013-04-14 01:15:22 AM
A Cracked article without any writing? Brilliant!
 
2013-04-14 02:12:46 AM

thisiszombocom: wildcardjack: Newsflash: There's only 13 types of movies made.

newsflash there are only 7 basic plots


Spoiler alert: There are only four lights!
 
2013-04-14 02:22:23 AM

clintster: thisiszombocom: wildcardjack: Newsflash: There's only 13 types of movies made.

newsflash there are only 7 basic plots

Spoiler alert: There are only four lights!


THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!
 
2013-04-14 04:00:35 AM

fusillade762: clintster: thisiszombocom: wildcardjack: Newsflash: There's only 13 types of movies made.

newsflash there are only 7 basic plots

Spoiler alert: There are only four lights!

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!


There is no spoon.
 
2013-04-14 04:15:35 AM

HotWingAgenda: fusillade762: clintster: thisiszombocom: wildcardjack: Newsflash: There's only 13 types of movies made.

newsflash there are only 7 basic plots

Spoiler alert: There are only four lights!

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

There is no spoon.


That's a negative, Ghostrider
 
2013-04-14 04:46:58 AM

Cyno01: Yeah, idk if the imgur user stole it from somewhere else, but this was on imgur 5 days ago with more insightful/clever blurbs about each one.


Date posted:Feb 27th, 2012

Just give credit to reddit.
 
2013-04-14 06:51:23 AM

gaslight: They missed what I call the hero-at-the-invisible-urinal pose
[monachuslex.org image 330x416]
[www.indirmedenfilmizlee.net image 580x811]


Never heard it called that before. You have made my night.
 
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