India's hand drawn movie posters are artistic
and full of pastel colors.
was a Philadelphian artist who created original and iconic illustrations and paintings found on posters for several popular 1970s and 80s American movies, including Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome
, The Dark Crystal
, Raiders of the Lost Ark
, and The Sting
. He also created unique artwork for TV Guide
covers, as well as album cover art
for Bette Midler and others. His Time
cover featuring Lily Tomlin
to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.
When a movie one sheet not an ad for an upcoming film?
Some talented graphic designers have taken to creating one sheets for already released films. These 'unsheets' as screenwriter John August calls them are often clever and subtle pieces that reference iconic scenes of the film such as Die Hard's infamous walk on broken glass scen
e for example. Previous discussion of re-imagined movie posters. and here.
Wanted: Jonah Hex
- on making a movie prop, and a little about actual Old West wanted posters.
Movie posters carry the movie in one still image. But they're also a great overview of trends, both artistic and popular. Modern major film posters
are common enough, and if you're looking for some discussion of modern posters, Movie Poster Addict
might be your scene. But dig deeper and you come across quality versions of foreign films
, such as Mexican posters
(deep link to a section of Pulp Morgue
) or hand painted posters from Russia
, India and Pakistan
, even the US
. MeFi's own flapjax at midnite
shared a collection of recent finds from the 1960s and '70s on in this Flickr set
. [flapjax at midnite's collection via mefi projects
-ly on Me
. And not from MetaFilter, but from our favorite list site: 20 baffling foreign movie posters
100 Illustrated Horror Film Posters part 1 and 2 [more inside]
Apparently whenever US movies were released in Soviet-era Poland, the posters were discarded and replaced by new versions by Polish artists
. Alternately disturbing and frickin' awesome, and often containing political comments of varying subtlety.
Iraq's Horror Movie Posters.
According to Sky News, insurgent forces are taking up Worth1000
style criticism to hold up a mirror to citizens of the US and their Military-Entertainment complex.
The Room: The Movie.
Triple-threat (actor/writer/director) Tommy Wiseau
made his cinematic debut in 2003 with the The Room
and various scenes
), "a blend between a
softcore porn flick and a Tennessee Williams stageplay."
Wiseau ("who's not just one of the most unusual looking
an unidentifiable Eastern European accent-leading men ever to
grace the screen, but a narcissist nonpareil whose movie makes Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny"
the apotheosis of cinematic self-restraint...may be something of a first: A movie that
prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back-before even
30 minutes have passed." - Variety
), allegedly raised $6 million outside Hollywood to cover production and marketing costs
of the self-described "black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies" (see various rough dress rehersals
Audience members, including comedian
, have been "marveling at the bizarre editing, bad bluescreen, uncomfortably explicit
sex scenes and, of course, the enigma of Wiseau himself"
as the film
played monthly for years
in Los Angeles. Available on
DVD, diehard "roomies" swear by the
shout out their own commentary
, hurl spoons at the screen
and singalong to the soundtrack
. Some call it "The Rocky Horror of the New Millenium"
and stage "Room"
. If you look at the marketing campaign
or survived a screening
you might see The Room as "a seminar on how
NOT to make a movie."
Ok, I'm not the American Idol type, but I was aimlessly link clicking and I came to settle on the From Justin to Kelly
movie site. Okay, yeah the movie is gonna suck worse that Battlefield Earth meets Ishtar, but as I clicked a link there to see the "poster you voted on!" I noticed Kelly's butt suddenly had suddenly grown to JLo-like dimensions.
Before Betty Crocker's PixelHelper...
and After.... Baby's got back!
Now, who in the long line of marketing weasels and designers working on this poster said "Let's make her butt bigger"? This is the girl that caught criticism for being too big at a whopping size 6 or something. Are they trying to sexy her up? Make her appeal to more latin/black audiences? Was that corner of the poster just not curvy enough? This one really bugs, and puzzles me.