Watched film 2008 this week which featured an interesting report on the marketing and design behind the movie poster. It explored questions like what makes an iconic image and the impact it must have on a potential audience.
The movie poster is vitally important in marketing a movie successfully, its a first impression that has to resonate with us on some level. We have all at some time seen a poster for a film that we know nothing about but are drawn instantly to it, wanting to see it solely due to that image. I know I have felt that several times like when I first saw the poster for Trainspotting or Pulp Fiction and Lost In Translation to name but a few.Intoxicating images that spring to live upon viewing, you instantly want to know more. I also believe that some movie posters are just incredible images, often containing ground breaking design and photography. So much so that they are worthy of a space on any gallery wall.
So what are your top ten movie posters of all time? Please feel free to leave your comments on this one!
Here are a few of my favorites.