Tuesday, January 7, 2014

What The Hell Happened To Movie Posters?

THIS is a great video.

Click below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXJiBkFgprQ&feature=youtu.be

9 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

HA. I'll never look at another movie poster the same again.

I want a poster of your new header photo. Excellent.

Steve Ring said...

These Hollywood hipster halfwits, who couldn't make a good movie if their lives depended on it, put Drew Struzan out of work with their $2 photoshop posters. Off with their floating heads!

highbury said...

I couldn't agree more. The quickly thrown-together posters are indicative of their quickly thrown-together (usually a remake) movies. The film making craft has been lost to a factory mentality in Hollywood.
Which is why I haven't been to a movie theater in years...

bean said...

Nailed it.

Jay's Shadow said...

I couldn't agree more. So much more going on in the older posters. The older ones actually used the the color wheel. And the poster could tell you a story.

I work in a printing plant, (junk mail) and people see better art in their mailbox.

Joel said...

He makes some good points, but I don't feel like this is a new phenomenon. I'd hazard to say that you could look at movie posters from any era in cinematic history and easily identify a handful of recurring formats that must have seemed overused at the time - even some of the older horror posters that he showed could be considered examples of older trends; the saturated, painterly, surrealist montage, for instance.

The Creeping Cruds said...

"Floating Heads" are on every movie poster.. Except for the ones with big cap letters filling up the graphic.
It's the Hollywood rule - just like the same rhythmic crush used in every Hollywood action trailer since Prometheus.
On a bright note you may be interested to see the Mr. Jones poster art made Deep Fried Movies best-of for 2013.. http://mattmulcahey.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/the-best-horror-posters-of-2013/

Rot said...

Thanks for the heads up. That's very cool to see Mr. Jones with all those posters.

K.O. said...

Perfection.