Why I want to rub movie posters all over me

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It’s no secret that I want to rub a number of movie posters all over me. The film industry staked its claim on a large part of the popular culture of the last century. This is why the posters associated with many of these films became nothing short of iconic. A film poster
has every right to be as treasured as an album cover, and the best ones seem to encapsulate exactly what the film was about and can be made available for the home via sources like Instant Print posters.

The thing that links films like Vertigo, The Exorcist, Alien, Jaws and Pulp Fiction is that they all had an iconic poster attached to their product. A Vertigo poster has become something of a must have for any film buff but mere fandom isn’t where the story ends.

A film poster can be a declaration of your artistic or cultural leanings; those of a more subversive bent may see a poster of cult film Metropolis as a declaration of their politics. It is good to use art as a representation of our personalities and our various collections of CDs, DVDs and posters can go some way to helping us to define who we are and what we believe in.

On a more artistic level, the poster of a film like Vertigo is a masterpiece in its own right. Its blunt impressionist symbolism really hits on the themes of what many consider to be the best film of all time. The whirling Spirograph style stencil engulfs a falling man – Scottie, the protagonist – as he plunges into a world of illusion and solitude. The Vertigo poster is an artwork suitable for any room
in the house as a statement of taste and culture.

The Exorcist film poster is a great piece of decor for those who love film art. It exudes a strong sense of foreboding with the silhouetted priest standing before the lonely house. Light pours out of an upstairs window drawing the viewer’s focus, and subtly suggesting something sinister is afoot. These are all tricks and styles apparent in many works of art and the best film posters should be
treated with that kind of reverence. All of these posters can be made to measure at Instant Print posters for a small fee.

On a perhaps lighter level, the Jaws movie poster was another great that could adorn any room or office with maybe a special place in the bathroom. Steven Spielberg’s Jaws tapped into our fear and recognition of nature in its rawest, bloodiest form. The great white shark played a largely unseen and therefore enigmatic killer which a modern viewer may struggle to understand, but any nature or
classic film fan will be very aware of.  Film posters are a great source of popular art and should be treated as so.

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2 Responses to “Why I want to rub movie posters all over me”
  1. Brittani says:

    Great post! I love movie poster as well. In some cases, I think the posters are even better than the films. For example: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Horrible fucking movie, but the first teaser poster that just had a picture of Silver Surfer and the word “rise” under it was awesome.
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  2. Blake says:

    That’s an awesome example Brittani. Terrible movie, awesome poster. If I had any creativity in me, I’d love to design them.

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