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Yes Mr. Ebert & Mr. Fellman, There Are Artistic Movie Posters From Recent Films

April 15, 2010

Recently, I was reading in the Philadelphia Bulletin a comment written to film critic Roger Ebert from Kevin Fellman of Phoenix, Arizona. It was about how movie posters of the 1970’s were more like works of art, whereas, the current crop of movie posters are just “bland advertising”.  Ebert, for his part, agreed with him and he went on to say, “No imagination, no artistry, no reason to collect.”

Hold on a second Messrs. Ebert and Fellman. There artistic movie posters from recent films that are worthy of hanging on walls from media rooms to museums. Don’t worry, this is not a commercial for my site Just Movie Posters.Com. This will be a legitimate entry about movie posters that have imagination and artistry—at least in my opinion.

Matrix Reloaded Digital Rain Poster
The Matrix movies reflect on questions about life and the nature of reality. One of the posters for the second movie in the series is minimalist with holographic green “digital rain” on a black background. It’s the kind of poster that invites thought, just like the Matrix movies. To see a picture of this poster go to:
http://www.impawards.com/2003/matrix_reloaded.html

The Works of Drew Struzan
Don’t worry, if you have been to a movie theater during the past 25 years, you’ve seen his work. He has done movie posters for the Indiana Jones films, Back to the Future films, Star Wars films, even Police Academy and Goonies, just to name a few. Struzan is able to take actors and actresses that we’ve seen a million times over and show warmth, plus the human behind the glitz. To see examples of his work go to:
http://www.drewstruzan.com

Why So Serious/The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight is the kind of guy I would not want to find in a well-lit alley, let alone dark one. That’s why the “Why So Serious” poster from The Dark Knight is so great. It shows the evilness of the Joker and it entices the viewer to think about seeing the movie. Who says art and advertising can’t mix? To see the poster, go to:
http://www.impawards.com/2008/dark_knight_ver4.html

Well, those are my picks for this week and be sure to save me a middle seat in the middle row.

Sources:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=ANSWERMAN

http://www.thebulletin.us

http://www.impawards.com/2003/matrix_reloaded.html

http://www.drewstruzan.com

http://www.impawards.com/2008/dark_knight_ver4.html