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:
One big eye:
From the back (often with weapons):
The red dress:
Yellow indie film poster:
Reflection in sunglasses:
On a bench:
Go visit Le Sibère Carnet de Christophe Courtois (note: site in French) for more!
Hahaha the “big heads in the sky over tiny people on a beach” is a thing??? That one was the most surprising to me!
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!
So sorry about that — the way that it’s set up, any google.com addresses are exempt from hotlink protection. Is there a chance that you were behind a firewall?
Ha! I’ve never noticed this before either!
hahaha these are great! i always noticed the big heads across the sky theme!!