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Added by Bubs on 8 Feb 2012 04:17
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Movie Poster Cliches

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Big heads in the sky over tiny people on a beach

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Blade (1998)
From the back (usually with weapon)

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Big text on faces

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Pretty Woman (1990)
Back to back

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In bed

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Sex Drive (2008)
Through the legs

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The Eye (2008)
Big eye

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Movie posters about animals tend to be sapphire. There’s also all that thin, white text in capital letters, and often pairs of figures in profile or from the back. And hey, a huge white moon can’t hurt.

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El Lobo (2004)
Running for their lives

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There is only one color of dress for romantic comedies.

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Any black and white poster with a shock of red flame is trying to tell you it’s an action flick, and that you can expect more than four explosions...

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Sin City (2005)
...whereas the black and white with red block text is more comic book-esque, high style with a weaponry focus

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Lord of War (2005)
Building a face out of other objects

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Holly (2006)
The blindfolded hero must face justice

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Super-saturated golden yellow

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Tom Cruise has a very attractive profile

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Have you ever felt like you’re seeing the same movie poster over and over again? Well, you are, in a way. As it turns out, film posters have several very simple tools (color, text size, figure placement, etc) to signify what kind of movie they’re advertising without you really even having to read its name or tagline.


Most of the credits goes to french blogger Christophe Courtois.


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Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 15:13
The last one cracked me up xD
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 15:46
Damn good list. xD
I can't stop laughing. :')
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 16:01
Of course Tom Cruise has a very attractive profile. Another cliche would be skulls on posters (and maybe you can find another actor one).
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 16:14
Awesome list !
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 16:26
Brilliance!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 16:34
Tom Cruise has a very attractive profile

Hahaha!Hilarious!!!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 16:54
This was great!!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 17:09
the last one :)))))))))))
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 18:02
Lol. xD
Awesome list! :D
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 21:38
That's awesome!!! XD
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 14 8:43
Great list!!!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 14 9:49
great list!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 15 0:54
Let's not forget the white background with red text for comedies (eg. Meet the Parents, American Pie...) Love the list!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 15 1:32
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Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 15 1:35
This is brilliant!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 15 9:35
Yeah, but the building a face one is pretty awesome!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 15 9:54
Never reinvent a wheel, use Copy Paste :)
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 16 22:47
Oh god, Tom Cruise's profile! Hahaha. Though the "There is only one color of dress for romantic comedies," not all of the movies are romcoms, like Resident Evil. ^_^
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 17 16:13
O'Man !
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 18 16:58
Great list! How long did it take you to put it together?
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 19 7:07
I'm surprised! Great list.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 19 10:19
Cool!
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Mar 15 15:20
Love the last one! The pink dress for romantic comedies is hilarious! Great list! :)
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Mar 16 4:45
An excellent list thank you for making this :)
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Apr 1 11:33
It was fun watching this list.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Apr 19 0:27
With 'Lord Of War' you forgot 'The House on The Edge of The Park'. The movie that was the first to use that design.
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Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Feb 4 3:09
the red dress omg
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Mar 11 2:08
Very creative and imaginative list. Good job.

I would like to suggest 'Action Jackson' starring Carl Weathers and Appollonia(sp) in the 'Back to Back' Catagory.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Mar 11 2:18
good idea, you should make same thing for cover albums
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Mar 11 7:30
great work
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Mar 11 16:00
Here's another poster to add: "Alex Cross"
Posted: 4 years ago at Jun 6 2:43
Resident Evil isn't a romantic comedy, but still, great list!!
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Jul 9 20:40
Awesome list!
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Aug 17 12:26
So true. Your list was fun to read!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at May 14 12:27
great

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