By Aric Sweeny
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Throughout film history, there has been an abundance of great movie posters. In this list, I take a look at some of my favorite posters of all time, in no particular order. And remember, this list is my own opinion, so me and you are bound to disagree on at least some of our picks.
My first pick is “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”. This poster captured the essence of exactly what this classic movie was about. John Alvin is the illustrator of this one.
No surprise here, my next pick is “Star Wars”. Do I even need to explain why this is on my list? Illustrator is Tom Jung.
One of my favorites is “The Dark Knight Rises”, specifically the one with the caption ‘the legend ends’ and Bane, the main villain of the film, walking away from Batman’s broken mask. I’m surprised this poster didn’t get more attention that it did at the time of release, it was much deserving. Again, this poster captures the vibe of the movie perfectly, and with this being one of my favorite films of all time, it had to have a spot on my list.
“Back to the Future” is next up on my list. This poster is just all around fun, and is a treat to look at. One thing that stands out about this poster to me is that even now, it doesn't look too dated. While yes, someone who has never seen this poster before would probably say it looked like something from the 1990’s or early 2000’s, it definitely doesn’t appear to be made in 1985.
The official poster for “The Avengers” is another great comic book movie poster. The only word to truly describe this poster is badass, showing all our heroes fighting in the midst of a trashed New York City. The beautiful shot of Stark Tower (now known as Avengers tower) in the background is an added bonus.
The first true comedy on my list is “Superbad”. Now yes, this isn't much, but it perfectly captures the essence of one of my favorite comedies of all time. Jonah Hill and Michael Cera staring awkwardly into the camera is enough for me.
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Everything about this is iconic. The cat, jewels, long cigarette and all. While I have never been a huge fan of the film itself, the poster is glorious.
Surprising to most because of the lack of things going on, “The Social Network” has a poster that has inspired countless quotes and catchphrases. Along with being a fantastic movie, it is also an influential poster.
Yeah yeah, say what you will about the “Transformers” franchise, this poster is good. Showing an newly armored and weaponized Optimus Prime. The view of a battle-worn Chicago in the background makes this such a beautiful shot.
The final poster in my favorites list is “Pulp Fiction”. A great representation of dangerously contemporary, this poster is a total blast to the past.
What are your favorite movie posters? Leave a comment down below!
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