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(FastCo Design)   It's not so much that Hollywood has run out of ideas, it's just that movie poster designers have   (fastcodesign.com) divider line 29
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2014-01-12 09:47:20 AM  
It's not so much that but movie posters are obsolete as a marketing tool now.
 
2014-01-12 11:01:54 AM  
FTA: "9. Between A Woman's Legs
When in doubt, just remind people that women are sexy! At least one sexy woman will be in this movie, and that's reason enough to buy a ticket, right? "


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We need more cliches...ASAP!!!!
 
2014-01-12 11:09:07 AM  
It's a sad decline of an art form. The one genuinely positive thing I can say about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was that it stuck with the epic, classic poster style, unlike the countless generic posters nowadays that are little more than the lead actors' resume headshots arranged in neat little rows. I've seen more imaginative group photos taken at business conferences.
 
2014-01-12 11:15:28 AM  
I think they used the wrong Batman poster.
 
2014-01-12 11:21:04 AM  

EdgeRunner: I've seen more imaginative group photos taken at business conferences.


That would be a fantastic movie poster. Just the cast and crew dressed in suits posing for a shot in a conference room, maybe even spice it up a little with someone giving the director bunny ears in the pic. The next Star Wars movie would be the perfect candidate.
 
2014-01-12 11:43:14 AM  
One example of each? we are supposed to do the legwork?
 
2014-01-12 11:45:32 AM  
It's not so much that Fark/Subby has run out of ideas to greenlight, it's just that they have


http://www.fark.com/comments/7698147/Were-beginning-to-suspect-that- th ere-is-only-one-guy-making-all-of-worlds-movie-posters
 
2014-01-12 11:57:36 AM  
They should switch to more independent guys with original ideas then. Factories produce the same thing each time.


/Like this guy:
//http://randombell.com/movie-posters/
///I'm not him, the Dr. Who ones popped up a while ago
////http://randombell.com/portfolio/doctor-50th-anniversary-poster-s et/
 
2014-01-12 12:01:11 PM  

Gunderson: FTA: "9. Between A Woman's Legs
When in doubt, just remind people that women are sexy! At least one sexy woman will be in this movie, and that's reason enough to buy a ticket, right? "




We need more cliches...ASAP!!!!


I always liked the wall in block buster between action and raunchy comedy where half of the DVD covers were that angle
 
2014-01-12 12:11:07 PM  

Adan: They should switch to more independent guys with original ideas then. Factories produce the same thing each time.


/Like this guy:
//http://randombell.com/movie-posters/
///I'm not him, the Dr. Who ones popped up a while ago
////http://randombell.com/portfolio/doctor-50th-anniversary-poster-s et/


bingo.  Or just hire Poles.

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2014-01-12 12:18:53 PM  
No, Hollywood hasn't run out of ideas.

Hollywood openly rejects new ideas. They go with old, tired remakes because taking risks is scary and might not make money.
 
2014-01-12 12:41:02 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Adan: They should switch to more independent guys with original ideas then. Factories produce the same thing each time.


/Like this guy:
//http://randombell.com/movie-posters/
///I'm not him, the Dr. Who ones popped up a while ago
////http://randombell.com/portfolio/doctor-50th-anniversary-poster-s et/

bingo.  Or just hire Poles.

[wellmedicated.com image 347x500]

[wellmedicated.com image 368x500]

[wellmedicated.com image 400x282]

[wellmedicated.com image 288x400]

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Wow - the 'Fatal Attraction' poster is fantastic.
 
2014-01-12 12:58:54 PM  

Otto's_Jacket: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Adan: They should switch to more independent guys with original ideas then. Factories produce the same thing each time.


/Like this guy:
//http://randombell.com/movie-posters/
///I'm not him, the Dr. Who ones popped up a while ago
////http://randombell.com/portfolio/doctor-50th-anniversary-poster-s et/

bingo.  Or just hire Poles.

[wellmedicated.com image 347x500]

[wellmedicated.com image 368x500]

[wellmedicated.com image 400x282]

[wellmedicated.com image 288x400]

[wellmedicated.com image 277x400]

Wow - the 'Fatal Attraction' poster is fantastic.


I know, right?  Crazy amount of good art came out of Poland in the 80s, though there are more recent decent movie posters too.

www.polishposter.com

www.polishposter.com

Also, forgot War Games and Weekend at Bernies:

wellmedicated.com

wellmedicated.com
 
2014-01-12 01:27:57 PM  
The Communists did it first.
 
2014-01-12 01:36:11 PM  
Maybe because the vapid coonts who run the studios continue to splooge out hackneyed, overblown, underconceived shiat?
 
2014-01-12 01:53:29 PM  
I read this thread in Don Lafontaine's voice.
 
2014-01-12 01:59:03 PM  
static.hd-trailers.net

This one wins the award for 2013 for the worst poster for a good movie. Frozen seems like it succeeded in spite of its marketing team, because it wasn't until I heard positive word of mouth that my wife and I went out to see it. She loves Disney stuff, but all the ads leading up to the movie left her feeling meh, because they didn't give you a feel for the heart of the stories,
 
2014-01-12 02:08:54 PM  
The orange & blue trend has ruined action movies, not just their posters. 80% of the action movies made in the last five years are pretty much entirely tinted to blues and oranges.
 
2014-01-12 02:18:52 PM  
Do people even care about movie posters anyway? I go to see a movie based on whether or not I like the previews or word of mouth from other people. The only place I even see a poster is at the actual theater, and I pay absolutely no attention to them.
 
2014-01-12 02:20:16 PM  

EdgeRunner: It's a sad decline of an art form. The one genuinely positive thing I can say about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was that it stuck with the epic, classic poster style, unlike the countless generic posters nowadays that are little more than the lead actors' resume headshots arranged in neat little rows. I've seen more imaginative group photos taken at business conferences.


If you haven't already, (assuming you have Netflix), check out the film, "Drew: The Man Behind The Poster". Drew Struzan was the man who did the Indiana Jones posters, along with a shiat-ton of other classics. His work is, indeed, a dying art form.
 
2014-01-12 02:27:38 PM  
img.fark.net
No imagination like Alice in that rabbit hole
 
2014-01-12 05:06:30 PM  
Some similarities aren't limited to posters:

i.imgur.com
(Skyfall on the left, Sherlock on the right.)
 
2014-01-12 05:31:19 PM  

Iggie: EdgeRunner: It's a sad decline of an art form. The one genuinely positive thing I can say about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was that it stuck with the epic, classic poster style, unlike the countless generic posters nowadays that are little more than the lead actors' resume headshots arranged in neat little rows. I've seen more imaginative group photos taken at business conferences.

If you haven't already, (assuming you have Netflix), check out the film, "Drew: The Man Behind The Poster". Drew Struzan was the man who did the Indiana Jones posters, along with a shiat-ton of other classics. His work is, indeed, a dying art form.


And all of Drew's posters were derivative as well.
 
2014-01-12 06:00:23 PM  
Hey...some foreign movie posters were very...creative\
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2014-01-12 06:12:39 PM  

MrEricSir: Some similarities aren't limited to posters:

[i.imgur.com image 850x214]
(Skyfall on the left, Sherlock on the right.)


Well, there are only so many things of interest in the London skyline...
 
2014-01-12 08:15:08 PM  
Still my favorite:
img.fark.net
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
 
2014-01-12 10:22:47 PM  
Article writers are also out of ideas. This same topic is covered about once every 4 months on one website or another.
 
2014-01-13 04:50:37 PM  

MrEricSir: Some similarities aren't limited to posters:

[i.imgur.com image 850x214]
(Skyfall on the left, Sherlock on the right.)


What's cool is the movies are set over a century apart, yet the cityscape is identical.
 
2014-01-13 05:04:38 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: MrEricSir: Some similarities aren't limited to posters:

[i.imgur.com image 850x214]
(Skyfall on the left, Sherlock on the right.)

What's cool is the movies are set over a century apart, yet the cityscape is identical.


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