Feb 12, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Entertainment, Funny, Movies

Movie Poster Clichés

I do not pay too much attention to movie posters, so it comes as no surprise that I have never noticed these clichés before. I guess that the movie advertising business is similar to other design-related fields in that they know what works, and/or are fresh out of original ideas.

Between the legs:

Black and white with colored flames:

 Lying in bed:

 Big heads in the sky over tiny people on the beach:

 Back to back:

Large text over faces:

Blue nature-themed:

One big eye:

 From the back (often with weapons):

The red dress:

Yellow indie film poster:

Reflection in sunglasses:

On a bench:


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5 Responses to “Movie Poster Clichés”

  1. Mandy says:

    Hahaha the “big heads in the sky over tiny people on a beach” is a thing??? That one was the most surprising to me!

  2. Jessica says:

    I clicked through my google reader to your site because the images weren’t loading and they’re all showing up as being “hotlinked”. I had to giggle considering you just did the tutorial on hotlinking and how to prevent it.

    Anyhow, I didn’t even realize how true this was, and I watch a lot of movies… I’ll probably be checking covers more often now!

  3. Ha! I’ve never noticed this before either!

  4. Angela says:

    hahaha these are great! i always noticed the big heads across the sky theme!!

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