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If trashy movies had classy posters

If trashy movies had classy posters
It's awards season, and every film has to appear extra classy to get noticed. But what of vampire movies, Sylvester Stallone action vehicles and blockbusters based on board games? How to market them?
The Oscars are looming on the horizon, frightening studios into releasing their prestige pictures; hence an influx of 'serious' films like The Iron Lady, J. Edgar and The Artist. Their posters are elegant and striking. "Mute those colours!" yell the designers. "Fancy up that font!" You can spot an Oscar-grab a mile off. They usually say 'Clint Eastwood' on the poster.

This is all well and good for serious dramas, but how does the humble action movie get noticed? Here's what I propose: take your gun-toting, vampire-slaying, universe-saving heroes and slap them on a classy-ass poster to grab the attention of the cinephiles. Look how easy it is...
The Expendables 2


In the style of The Artist - click image for full-size picture
John Carter


In the style of J. Edgar - click image for full-size picture
Underworld Awakening


In the style of You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger - click image for full-size picture
Battleship


In the style of We Need To Talk About Kevin - click image for full-size picture
Wrath Of The Titans


In the style of Martha Marcy May Marlene - click image for full-size picture
Jack And Jill


In the style of Shame - click image for full-size picture
The Three Stooges


In the style of A Dangerous Method - click image for full-size picture
What To Expect When You're Expecting


In the style of The Tree Of Life - click image for full-size picture
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance


In the style of Martha Marcy May Marlene - click image for full-size picture
Titanic 3D


In the style of The Iron Lady - click image for full-size picture
Now, sit back and watch the Golden Lion nominations roll in.


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Matt
Posted by Matt at 16:30 on 03/01/12
I would have also liked to see Young Adult with a The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo -style poster. You know the one.
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