10 Greatest Movie Posters Of All Time
How does a movie poster become iconic in the real sense? It might be due to presence of some Hollywood star on the poster or due to depiction of some classic scene from the movie. Below are listed some of the greatest movie posters of all times that were produced in Hollywood.
10. Gone with the wind
The original poster of Gone with the wind was much appreciated but it was the re-released poster in 1966 that made history. Howard Terpning designed this poster and the picture of a passionate couple made the movie an instant hit.
The theme of the movie isolation and loneliness are well depicted in the poster of Moon. The black void created an impeccable figure and the poster reflected the theme of the movie.
8. Blade Runner
Those who had keen eye for design appreciated the poster of Blade Runner. Strong coloured images used in the poster reflected the idea behind the movie well and it did have an impact on the fortunes of the movie.
7. Back to the Future
The iconic poster for this science fiction movie created by Drew Struzan became so popular that it was used for next two movies of the series.
6. Jurassic Park
The figure of a roaring dinosaur depicted on a black background created fear in mind of movie goers. This was what made the movie an instant hit and the poster did create a lasting impact.
The revolving figure of Earth with two hands joining fingers created an interest on the storyline among the viewers.
4. Forbidden Planet
The sight of a young girl being carried by a robot created fear among movie goers. The poster gave a hint on the storyline of the movie and boosted its prospects. It was much in sync with the story line and attracted people to cinema.
3. The Exorcist
Initially the image of a possessed girl was thought to be depicted on the poster. However, it was the image of a priest arriving with a briefcase on a cold evening was the poster that clicked with the audience and made the movie an instant hit.
2. The Silence of the lambs
The image of moth covering the mouth of Jodie Foster became an instant hit among the audience. The critics too admired it and Key Art Awards ranked it as the best poster in 35 years.
The image of a man caught in a loop gave the audience an instant idea of what was to follow in the movie. The design was in instant hit and even 50 years later is remembered as unique and innovative.