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Are all movie and television posters the same?

11.07.2011

All too often, I spend my time on here bitching about posters. I have a long love affair with posters. When I was thirteen, we had a local video store that would give posters to the first person who claimed them. My seventh and eighth grade drama teacher would somehow acquire posters and then give them out to our class if we wanted them. Point is, in my lifetime I've gotten a ton of free posters and would cover my walls in them.

I just hate seeing the same shit over and over again. The only time I get enjoyment from a poster is when the Mondo poster geniuses put something out. I also got really tired of the minimalist posters because it seemed like everyone and their mom could do one. It seems that Christophe Courtois has spotted a trend in movie and television posters. He posted them on his blog and even has a section for Tom Cruise. I've posted a few below. To get more head here. You might have to hit up Google Translate unless you are fluent in French.

Text In Your Face

I've Got My Eye On You

Tiny People On the Beach, Giant Heads in the Clouds

Back To Back

Legs Wide Spread

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9:27PM on 11/08/2011
Why does the link go to Xavier: Renegade Angel?
Why does the link go to Xavier: Renegade Angel?
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1:22PM on 11/08/2011
Thanks for crediting the source of this compilation work with my own blog rather than the site who tactlessly looted all my work! Happy to read that you liked my compilations! Thanks again, Christophe Courtois
Thanks for crediting the source of this compilation work with my own blog rather than the site who tactlessly looted all my work! Happy to read that you liked my compilations! Thanks again, Christophe Courtois
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10:02AM on 11/08/2011

it blows...

but its unfortun cost effective to do things like this. Not sure if you guys have noticed but most of those movies are pretty much shit

If cutting costs to put out a small film is needed then so be it.
but its unfortun cost effective to do things like this. Not sure if you guys have noticed but most of those movies are pretty much shit

If cutting costs to put out a small film is needed then so be it.
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8:27AM on 11/08/2011
I work in a bookstore...and frankly, it's revolting how similar the covers to most fiction books can be. They're all either women with their head (or whole upper bodies) turned away, or little kids jumping or running (also with their heads or backs turned), or just hands and/or feet. Seriously. Every single Jodi Picoult novel leads the way.
I work in a bookstore...and frankly, it's revolting how similar the covers to most fiction books can be. They're all either women with their head (or whole upper bodies) turned away, or little kids jumping or running (also with their heads or backs turned), or just hands and/or feet. Seriously. Every single Jodi Picoult novel leads the way.
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5:35AM on 11/08/2011
If Drew Struzan was dead he'd roll over in his grave. As he is not dead seeing this must drive him NUTS!
If Drew Struzan was dead he'd roll over in his grave. As he is not dead seeing this must drive him NUTS!
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4:07AM on 11/08/2011
where are the floating heads, the blue & yellow tints, the actors split in corners with the title, but ya the legs one got annoying but the back to back ones ain't so bad, but a close up of an eyeball has always creeped me out
where are the floating heads, the blue & yellow tints, the actors split in corners with the title, but ya the legs one got annoying but the back to back ones ain't so bad, but a close up of an eyeball has always creeped me out
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3:49AM on 11/08/2011
Omg! I feel like my eyes have been opened even though sub-consciously I've always known this. Same goes for actor poses take Harrison Ford as an example who always has that blank stare on all his posters whenever he is the lead star.
Omg! I feel like my eyes have been opened even though sub-consciously I've always known this. Same goes for actor poses take Harrison Ford as an example who always has that blank stare on all his posters whenever he is the lead star.
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11:35PM on 11/07/2011
There's only so many ways you can arrange what is basically the same shit on a page. So of course posters will look the same. It's liek saying all music is the same because they use the same 12 notes.
There's only so many ways you can arrange what is basically the same shit on a page. So of course posters will look the same. It's liek saying all music is the same because they use the same 12 notes.
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11:21PM on 11/07/2011
You notice this on Netflix as well, i was scrolling through and it was amazing just how many covers all look alike. Well can you blame them, most of them are done by the same design house. And most of the times they have to turn these things over fairly quickly on a really small budget. Its a perfect example of wanting something cheap and fast but not good.
You notice this on Netflix as well, i was scrolling through and it was amazing just how many covers all look alike. Well can you blame them, most of them are done by the same design house. And most of the times they have to turn these things over fairly quickly on a really small budget. Its a perfect example of wanting something cheap and fast but not good.
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11:07PM on 11/07/2011
I don't mind the reputation too much. It's just that some of the posters with the same idea are just executed better than others.
I don't mind the reputation too much. It's just that some of the posters with the same idea are just executed better than others.
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11:03PM on 11/07/2011

I SHOT MY WIFE

The between the legs posters are the worst.
The between the legs posters are the worst.
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10:18PM on 11/07/2011

I mean

After a while, this kinda thing is hard to avoid, I assume.

Although it is amusing to see so many open legs. Heh
After a while, this kinda thing is hard to avoid, I assume.

Although it is amusing to see so many open legs. Heh
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10:15PM on 11/07/2011

Love of Posters

I too share a love for posters, I used to scour eBay for my favorites for years, however I have stopped doing this over the last few years. This is not because I have lost my love of posters but because the artistry is just gone from that industry, originality and creativity are just gone. Thanks for the post, love to see how unoriginal Hollywood is even in the poster world.
I too share a love for posters, I used to scour eBay for my favorites for years, however I have stopped doing this over the last few years. This is not because I have lost my love of posters but because the artistry is just gone from that industry, originality and creativity are just gone. Thanks for the post, love to see how unoriginal Hollywood is even in the poster world.
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8:45AM on 11/08/2011
I used to collect film posters too. I don't even bother now.
I used to collect film posters too. I don't even bother now.
9:01PM on 11/07/2011
I really hope when my writing career kicks in, I really hope they go out of the norm to make my movie posters and other promotions more original.
I really hope when my writing career kicks in, I really hope they go out of the norm to make my movie posters and other promotions more original.
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8:54PM on 11/07/2011

Well

Well yeah, when you put it that way
Well yeah, when you put it that way
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