Original German magazine ad for NOSFERATU (on auction at Heritage Auctions)
Just saw this poster for the first time. I love it!
- Reblogged from beautyandterrordance
I love the “Top 20 Iconic Movie Posters” article at Creative Bloq! Twenty designers discuss the most inspiring and memorable movie posters of all time.
An iconic movie poster is one that has been burned onto the public consciousness, something that has become so recognisable that you feel that you’ve always known it. It should spring to mind as soon as you hear the film’s name, be easily described and trigger excitement and intrigue, no matter how many times you see it.
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(((And then… err… well, you catch my recursive disclosure drift.)))
This poster is much more about the director than the stars. The picture of Hitchcock is much larger than the picture of Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly who were two of the biggest stars of the time. It has a direct boastful appeal from the director to the audience. This is something I always admired in the marketing materials around Hitchcock’s films. There was a real sense of showmanship from the filmmaker. The underlying message of: I’m Alfred Hitchcock, and I’m going to thrill you if you come see my movie.
Could a marketing campaign do something like this today? I’d love to see someone try.
- Reblogged from fuckyeahmovieposters