What Do Your Movie Posters Say About You?
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 13:37 by Nick de Semlyen in Empire States
Most mornings, the first thing I see when I open my eyes — other than tall stacks of unpaid utility bills — is the poster for Chinatown, hanging on the wall. Which got me contemplating the question: what is it about this vintage 70cm x 100cm print that makes it such a pleasure to gaze at? And why did I buy this and not – say – the poster for the just-as-awesome Terminator 2: Judgment Day? So I thought I’d do a quick run-down of the movie posters I own, then find out which ones you all cherish. After all, it’s about time to retire that Raiders one-sheet in the lounge…
Okay, so it’s one of my very favourite movies of all time, so chances are I would have bought the poster even if it just featured Jack Nicholson eating dim sum. But this particular design (by Jim Pearsall) really is, to quote Alan Partridge, “premier league”. I love the weird, dreamy mood, with the smoke from Jake Gittes’ cigarette wafting up and transforming into Evelyn Mulway’s hair; the features of her face looming out of the bleached-out background like a femme-fatale Cheshire cat; the solitary wave breaking against the shadowy P.I., nodding at the water-driven plot that will first bring these two characters together and then destroy them. This is none more film noir and I never get tired of looking at it. For added appreciation, just look at the lousy poster for sequel The Two Jakes, which throws in the same ingredients — Nicholson, cigarette and mysterious lady — yet gets it all wrong.
Another film noir, but the cool thing about this poster is the sense of mystery: what are the two girls staring at and why is it freaking them out? Even after watching the film, you’re not sure (chances are it’s a jitterbugging dwarf) but it doesn’t really matter — this perfectly captures Mulholland Drive’s heady blend of glamour and terror, with the eponymous road receding into the shadowy distance, like a warped Yellow Brick Road with something way worse than a wizard at the end. Note: I was actually banned from putting this poster up by my old flatmate Rosie as it freaked her out, so it currently lives in the attic or behind my wardrobe; I forget which.
Pretty much all of Tarantino’s posters are wall-worthy — he’s one of those directors, like Edgar Wright and Terry Gilliam, who’s really hands-on with marketing. This Kill Bill teaser (created before the film got split in two) is my favourite. Great tagline, nice juxtaposition of a feminine hand (actually Uma’s?) with a samurai blade, a yellow background that really pops, best ever use of a hankie in a poster and some Japanese characters that look very cool, though I have no idea what they mean (translation welcomed). A friend of mine has this Japanese spin on the Bride theme, but I’m not sure about the tagline...
Like Viggo in Ghostbusters 2, this piece of art has the power to hypnotise if you look at it too closely. Unlike Viggo, its power is undiminished if you sing Auld Lang Syne at it.
Your turn: what posters have you sought out, lovingly framed and hung on your wall for all to gawp at?
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Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 14:32
Shortbus. Bright pink background with bodies drawn in silver pen all intertwining. Fantastic!
Hanging above my dining room table!
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:01
Die Hard and The Shawshank Redemption - I've never invested in frames though, and my Shawshank one is a little tatty, need to get a new one. And the Die Hard one was actually pretty difficult to get hold of.
Also, Rocky Balboa, was working in a cinema when it was released and half-inched that bad boy before it went up.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:11
I have the classic Platoon image, Back to the Future (because I love it), a really awesome Sunshine poster which was purchased for the image as much as the movie, classic Clockwork Orange image and The Joker Dark Knight poster. My favorite one though is Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:16
I have an original Italian poster for Harold and Maude, that's my more prized possession.
I also have reprints of The Warriors, Jaws, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dead Man's Shoes, Old Boy, Battle Royale and Switchblade Romance.
There are more in poster tubes that I haven't gotten around to putting up/don't have space for.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:17
I had the Vertigo poster until quite recently, it hung next to the Alien poster (one of the coolest taglines ever). But I retired them both and hung a Near Dark poster in their place - an Italian version, which is massive (about 5 feet tall) and has Severen with shotgun and shades. On the wall opposite hangs an Evil Dead 2 poster. Spaced fans know the one I mean. I've also got John Carpenter's Halloween knocking around. I'm a huge horror buff and see no point in hiding it.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:23
I literally have a shed load from working in cinemas over the years, but alas not enough wall space. Currently I have up on my walls, Iron Man (Mask), Lord Of the Rings Fellowship, (boats on the river with the statues), Annie Hall, Eternal Sunshine, Sean of the Dead and a Feck off Great Big Fight Club Banner has to be seen to be believed!
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:25
I have a glossy Aliens poster with Ripley holding Newt and a rifle - great tagline. That one's currently in the process of being framed. I've also got an Episode 3 and Blade Runner poster. IMO, I think sci-fi films make for the best posters. I would have more but room is bloody tiny.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:27
To silenttheo: I've got a load of banners I collected from working at a cinema as well. You wouldn't happen to know somewhere where I can sell them would you?
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:34
I'm currently trying to find a Jurassic Park poster - one of the UK quad ones that you see outside the cinema. Don't know why, really; I do know that I love the film, and the poster, and that the film is probably more responsible for me wanting to get "in the industry" than anything else this side of Marvel's Transformer comics in the 1980s (which made me want to write for a living). But that remains my favourite poster, and the one I most want to put in our newly decorated study, more so that posters for Empire Strikes Back, Raiders, Close Encounters, Jaws, or other films that I love more than Jurassic. I guess I could live with an original Transformers the Movie poster, but that's about it.
Anyway, it's really hard to track one down, even with eBay. It's all mini posters, or JPIII, or they're all folded and crap. Sigh.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:34
I have a Pulp Fiction poster hanging above my bed ( the actual film poster not the Jules and Vincent black and white one). Also i own a Back to the Future, a Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a Good the bad and the ugly and a Big Lebowski poster. I once tried to buy a Chinatown poster from a shop in london however they were sold out and i bought the Vertigo poster instead.
Where did you get the Mulholland Drive poster?
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:36
I have my star wars one, the one with luke pointing the blaste out, not the ripped torso one with leia grabbing onto him weirdly. And my signed Jay and Silentbob one up in my computer room. Before moving in with my girlfriend i also had a reservior dogs, taxi driver and the apartment but allegedly that was too much and i was demoted to two for the computer room. They now live in the loft in the darkness behind their glass waiting for the day we break up lol
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:36
I have a 3-D The Dark Knight poster up that I got from an early showing of the film at the cinema in a frame in the study at home...thats about it.
OH my son has a Ben10 poster up in his room - does that count?
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 15:58
I have a Dark Knight poster, an amazing Clockwork Orange print, a Danish Pan's Labyrinth poster, a Japanese Amelie poster and a calendar of movie posters. this month it's Pulp Fiction... I love my room!!
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 16:00
And the Kill Bill one's Japanese characters say ...
(Kiru Biru キルビル）
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 16:16
I have a framed Swingers poster in my living room signed by Doug Liman, Vince Vaughan, Jon Favreau, Alex Desert, Ron Livingston and Patrick Van Horn. I imagine it might be worth a bob or two if I got it valued. Was a present for my 30th and I love it.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 16:32
I have a great V for Vendetta poster; the Kill Bill Vol 2 with a nice shot of the Bride in her gown holding the sword (the lighting is excellent); The Searchers; Casino Royale; and my favorite is TOMBSTONE with the four main characters walking toward the OK Corral-I cut and burned the edges, burned a few small holes thru the poster to make it look tattered and old. It brings the poster to life.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 16:48
I used to have tonnes from working in cinemas, but a bunch got damaged so all I have on my walls at the mo are Sin City, Eastern Promises, Jarhead, Batman Begins and Eternal Sunshine. I guess that says that I love guns, blood and Kate Winslet
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 16:55
LA DOLCE VITA
Been hanging on my walls for years, probably the best poster ever
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 17:03
the good, the bad and the ugly - an all-time classic!
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 17:58
I have 3 dark knight ones, that terminator salvation one, doomsday, wall-e, 2 Simpsons movie ones, a quantum of solace one (bonds shadow), blade runner the final cut one, gta 4, halo 3 and a Transformers one.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 18:10
At home I have Sin City (Bruce Willis/Hartigan, brought it when with a girl so that's what stopped me getting the Jessica Alba one), at university I have Watchmen (Silk Spectre: "I am used to going out at 3am and doing something stupid"), a Death Proof poster (the white-ish, black and red one) and a Planet Terror (the lovely Marley Shelton underneath the words "You might feel a little prick").
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 19:59
Most of my posters came free with Empire or, ahem, some other film magazine. Only one I really cherish is my Serenity poster, which like yours is hanging on the wall facing my bed, making it one of the first things I see whenever I wake up. And as a full-time browncoat with no life, I really depend on the comfort that brings me.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 20:34
i have x men origins wolverine and a Yes Man standee from the cinema and a tropic thunder massive standee as i used to work in a cinema last year
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 20:35
i dont have room for any more coz the tropic thunder is like 10ft across
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 20:41
Original Japanese "Seven Samurai" framed at the top of the stairs
Don't need any more!
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 20:49
There's one in particular I love, yet can't find a decent print of it to buy: Once Upon A Time In The West... it's one with a montage of faces at the top, with the main image of one of the gunmen falling backwards having just been shot, with the train powering through at the bottom. It's gorgeous.
I'd settle for a nice print of the nice monotone art from the DVD, but I've never found that at all! :(
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 21:06
I have a framed Garden State poster hanging in my bedroom, which I love because it shows exactly how I feel most the time - as in wanting to scream from the top of a tractor in New Jersey =P. They're not up at the moment, but I have Star Trek, The Terminator, Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and War of the Worlds posters that I actively sort to obtain. I suppose the majority of those show how I want the spectacle and drama of some of these amazing pictures. I especially love the War of the Worlds poster one because it's moody and fantastical.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 22:11
my posters include; ROCKY, Blade Runner, Sweeney Todd, Planet Terror and RAMBO. Guess that makes me a futuristic killing machine with a good singing voice who has a heart of gold and likes to slaughter a chemically induced Bruce Willis.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 22:22
I have one of the original Terminator, the one with the full tagline that basicaly explains the plot on it's own! The Dark Knight poster with the burning bat symbol on the building, a Blade Runner the Final Cut one, the orange Trainspotting one with a monotone Ewan Mcgregor and the Death Proof poster than came with Empire a while back.
My favourite poster is the "10c" Pulp Fiction one but mine ended up a bit tatty after being moved around to find room for the others!
Posted on Friday May 29, 2009, 23:55
My prized possesion is a Leon poster given out to cast and crew (I wasn't either but I found it online for a ridiculous fee). It's a shot of Mathilda and plant from the final scene with MERCI written above LEON below. The only problem is I have to explain why I have a huge potrait of a 12-year old girl on my landing...
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 00:03
From working in a cinema over a year my walls are currently adorned with: I Am Legend quad, The Wrestler quad, The Dark Knight quad, Superbad quad, Role Models one sheet, Into The Wild one sheet, Watchmen one sheet, Tropic Thunder quad, Terminator Salvation quad, Pineapple Express quad, Eagle Eye quad, Inglourious Basterds quad, Xmen Origins: Wolverine quad.. and last but not least a Star Trek one sheet. I have dozens more all rolled up in tubes :D
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 02:10
1 Cloverfiled, 1 Sweeney Todd, 1 Back To The Future and then my kind of Tarantino/Rodriquez wall- 1 Kill Bill(volume 1), 1 Pulp Fiction, 1 Deathproof, 2 Planet Terrors and 2 Sin Citys. Also have Into The WIld (future iconic poster, i feel)
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 08:01
Not to cause jealousy or bitterness, but that same Mulholland Drive poster stares down at me every morning. A lot of criticism is levelled at modern movie-poster design, but the artwork for Adaptation and Donnie Darko (which also take up wallspace in this house) never fail to impress me, at least. Also hanging in this house: Lolita (Kubrick), Dr. No, Lost Highway, Punch-Drunk Love and the less-used Lost In Translation poster that has cute-as-a-button Scarlett Johansson on it, and not a bleary-eyed, bathrobe-wearing Bill Murray. Hoping to add a Let The Right One In quad to the collection. Lovely stuff.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 09:02
I have the same vertigo poster, but my absolute fav is my labyrinth poster. mad haired david bowie's eyes following you around the room - what could be better?
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 10:45
I've got Superman Returns (Supes floating above Earth, messiah like) custom framed - its just the best movie poster ever. Also Brando in Godfather, and Indiana Jones Temple of Doom (at the entrance with his machete). Classic.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 11:08
I have Breakfast At Tiffany's Funny Face, a black and white poster of James Dean, Casablanca, a Joker/Dark Knight poster, Gone With The Wind, Romeo & Juliet and The Breakfast Club. There are loads that I want but I don't have the money or the space
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 11:17
I have some Tintin posters- does that count with the upcoming movie?
I've got the bloody smiley face badge Watchmen poster, Empire's Terminator Salvation, doesn;t really count but a Marilyn Monroe poster, and Five Dark Knight Posters! 5 down, 10 to go!
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 12:18
There Will Be Blood's on one side by my bed, because the film's brilliant.
Silent Running's near it, because the film's great and I love those 70s posters with a boxed picture above the title and credits.
And directly in my eyeline is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Good poster, good tagline, all completely OTT in terms of the film's content.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 12:52
I have in my living room:
An Italian poster for Some Like it Hot (A Qualcuno Piace Caldo)
A French poster for A Clockwork Orange (Orange Mecanique)
An Italian poster for Amarcord
A Japanese poster for Amelie
In the kitchen I have:
A German poster for The Graduate (Die Reifeprufung)
a French poster for Manhattan
a German poster for Pulp Fiction
and a Polish poster for SHakespeare in Love (Zakochany Szekspir)
and in the bedroom:
A original postern for Amarcord.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 14:46
Check this out:
The Godfather: part 3
Powerful image; Excellent tagline; Underrated film
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 15:18
In a tube I've got Blade Runner, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Reservoir Dogs, Batman Begins, an early teaser for Indiana Jones 4, Death Proof/Planet Terror (provided by Empire), a Superman logo poster and Ocean's Eleven.
On my wall I've got A Scanner Darkly (which is beyond cool), Ghost In The Shell (which is sexy in a weird way), a Batman logo poster and The Rules Of Attraction (the one with all the stuffed toys in sexual positions which was apparently banned for 'promoting paedophilia' (whatever that means)).
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 15:20
Oh, and GTA: San Andreas.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 15:55
In the living room I've got a Death Proof poster, love my retro styling. Gone With The Wind and Akira posters. Which I thnink makes my a massive fucking geek.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 19:02
I have a poster that my dad owned which was from when Batman Returns just came out. Keaton, Pfiifer and DeVito all in a totum poll of a design which just oozes the dark theme of the film. The oddly put Batman Returns with the awsom tagline. The Bat, The Cat and The Penguin... classic.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 22:47
best poster i have is one from attack of the clones, it's of Jango Fett with the army of clones assembled behind him.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 22:58
Ok. I have original Dawn of the Dead poster. Original Lucio Fulci's The Beyond, Italian poster of Hammer Horror movie The Devil Rides Out, Reproduction of Universal's Bride of Frankenstein and German The Cabinet of Dr Caligari poster. Beat that bitches. Attack of the clones my arse.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 23:10
The posters I have are Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge, The return of the king (the one with Viggo and the sword), The two towers, Young Frankenstein and a very big one of The Blues brothers.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 23:12
I've got a framed original Manhattan, a framed Jaws reissue poster ( I prefer it - it doesn't have the white border at the top)
My two faves though are an original Star Wars cinema poster (the one with Oscars printed on it, which I got signed by Peter Cushing 20 years ago. The only drawback is that a small chunk of it was ripped out when my parents decided to surprise me by putting blinds in my bedroom when I was there. It's probably devalued it considerably but it's more a souvenier of meeting an acting legend.
I also have an original UK quad for Alien. Never been on dispaly in 30 years, but i managed to get John Hurt to sign it last year, and he wrote a quote from the film (What the hell is this?) on it too. It looks wonderful. Pity they shipped them to cinemas folded but it still takes pride and place in the stiff cardboard envelope in my bedroom bookcase
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 23:13
Young Frankenstein was a great movie.
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2009, 23:16
I have a framed Death Proof poster signed by QT himself, I won it in a competition and its (now) the only movie poster I have hanging.
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 00:30
Apocalypse now - black one with the jungle and the copters the bridge and and brando
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - signed by Gilliam
I've also got a montage of Movie Poster Mash-ups from empireonline - some of them are classic - the desktop on my PC has someone's RockNRolla mash-up with Elvis's head on Toby Kebbel's body - love that one
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 03:06
Shaun of the dead quad with shaun on the underground signed by pegg frost and wright ( my best possesion )
Also Dawn of the dead original poster i got for birthday
and Evil dead 2 poster cause its fucking coool!!
joanna likes films
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 09:50
I have a Pirates Of The Carribean Curse Of The Black Pearl and 300 posters, each having a hot guy in a excellent movie. Yum indeed!
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 10:22
My bed is surrounded by several great immages.
Pulp Fiction (Movie cover design), Star Wars : A New Hope ( the drawn type)
Sin City with Hardigan and his big fuck off revolver)
Fear and Loathing ion Las Vegas
Indiana jones and the Temple of Doom.
All have great designs but favourite has to be A new Hope.
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 15:08
thank you for posting that link - awesome - I was saving up for a holiday but it looks like I'll be spending £500 on Polish movie posters instead
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 15:23
The dark knight- Joker Theme- Superb
The Happening poster- the road where the cars have spun of- Yes the film is awful but my god it's a good poster
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 18:54
I have Drew Struzan's Temple of Doom poster on the wall, with Inday standing in the doorway, sword and whip in hand. Can't believe no one mentioned it yet. The single greatest American film poster of all time in my humble opinion (it must be one of Struzan's surely), with a so-tacky-it's-great tagline:
has a name...
it must be
Pure legendariness framed upon my wall.
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 19:40
What about the Saving Private Ryan poster?
Or the Wild Geese - thats pretty good.
But, the single best movie poster ever = JAWS! The brilliant classic.
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 19:52
Currently on my walls
The Big Lebowski - Class
Bullitt - Cool
Multiple Dark Knight posters - speaks for its self
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 20:14
The fantastic Aliens one of Ripley holding Newt and the rifle, surrounded by eggs is next to my awesome Terminator one, complete with cheesy tagline and Arnies huge head. I also have a italian Alien poster on the wall next to these. The one-that-everybody-has Pulp Fiction poster of Vince and Jules is framed above my classic Platoon poster, also framed.
And then I have my prized possesion, a beatuiful Rocky Poster of him standing at the top of the steps after his run through the city, yelling out to the city. It's massive and framed :)
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2009, 22:27
Got a cinema copy of let the right one in, used to have batman forever, Lars the real girl, RV (Not proudly dispalyed), that Denzil Washington one where he can stop time and the American "them".
Would like to get 90's films from childhood. Lion king, Toy story and even The Truman show, classic design
Posted on Monday June 1, 2009, 11:23
On one wall in my living room I have the Japanese "Amelie" poster and on the other wall I have a Original one sheet "Science Of Sleep" signed by Michel Gondrey. (Do you know how hard it is to get a frame that size?).
Dotted around my hallway are signed photos of several actors including, David Carradine, Joanna Lumley, Ewan McGregor and Jeremy "Boba Fett" Bulloch
Pride of place though is a framed Hellboy Empire cover signed by Guillermo del Toro. (he came into where I used to work and I just happened to have the mag with me).
My girlfriend keeps asking me to take them down (except the Amelie poster). I've managed to put it off, but we're moving soon and I think she's going to have more say on the decoration. Hopefully there will be room in my new office for at least some of the sftuff.
Posted on Monday June 1, 2009, 12:55
I have the same chinatown poster-though I haven't framed it yet! A Leon poster on a white background, holding his beloved plant pot. A polish Boogie Nights poster, and an awesome Battleship Potemkin exclusive poster for a screening in Texas a few years ago. I never get tired of looking at that!
Posted on Monday June 1, 2009, 13:27
I have a French poster for A Streetcar Named Desire (or Un Tramway Nomme Desir!) and a Polish poster for Caberet which is a very striking image. Found a great shop in Paris selling loads of different and unusual posters from around the world!
I also have Jaws, Y Tu Mama Tambien and various other posters in storage until I find room to display them.
Posted on Monday June 1, 2009, 16:33
I have originial quads of Takeshi Kitano's "Zatoichi", "Empire of the Sun" and Norman Jewison's "Jesus Christ Superstar".
Also have up "Planet Terror", "The Terminator" and "North by Northwest".
All framed, of course.
Posted on Monday June 1, 2009, 19:16
Betty Blue, Diva and Manhattan are absolute works of art, had all while living with mates in various Edinburgh flats.
Posted on Monday June 1, 2009, 22:44
A Spaced quote comes to mind,
"Bloody students with their posters of Betty Blue, The Big Blue and The Blues Brothers on their blue bloody walls!!!"
Posted on Monday June 1, 2009, 22:54
Sin City (Benicio version) and Batman Begins (our shadowed superhero looking quite forlorn). I'm guessing a therapist might find my decor a bit alarming.
Miss working in theaters, haven't added to my collection in quite a while!
Posted on Monday June 1, 2009, 23:25
You have to love the original Scarface poster and also the "original" Michael Keaton Batman poster. In fact, even the crappy Batman sequels made excellent use of the iconic Bat - symbol. The original posters for both Alien and Se7en are wicked. But best of all is the poster for Hitchcock's The Birds.
Posted on Tuesday June 2, 2009, 07:41
Texas Chainsaw Massacre for its creepiness or any of the basil rathbone sherlock holmes posters (the dodgey universal ones not the the actually high production of The Hound of the Baskervilles by 20th Century Fox...too respectable).
annoyed that somone got there before me with the japanese translation, oh well, here are some rude words:
balls:@@‹à‹Ê kintama (gold round thing)
Posted on Tuesday June 2, 2009, 10:17
I have a few random posters, but the cream of the crop is an original 1977 Star Wars promo poster - signed by the cast and crew!!! As much as I would love to have it on show, that baby is locked away safe.
Posted on Tuesday June 2, 2009, 14:17
I've been dying to find a good Koyaaanisqatsi poster - the shot with the moon rising that's used as the film's DVD cover.
Posted on Tuesday June 2, 2009, 14:18
Now I live with my girlfriend I can't have posters up (apart from the occasional Joker artprint) but when I had my own room I had Amelie (waking up to Audrey tautou is nevera bad thing). Also I loved the Cloverfield poster, it gave me the creeps not knowing what decapitated the Statue (of course prior to seeing the film, I was caught up in the hype).
Posted on Tuesday June 2, 2009, 14:20
also batman begins, school of rock, the apartment and ed wood adorned my walls.dunno what that says about me.
Posted on Tuesday June 2, 2009, 17:02
I have the Grindhouse US 1sheet framed and KillBill 2 quad framed the black and yellow design.
but as a banner collector i have the AVP set hanging in my home Vfor vendetta and i swap them around with other banners,Cloverfield and what ever comes my way,using banners is an easy alternative to posters and they will last forever.
Posted on Wednesday June 3, 2009, 05:45
I have the 300 poster on my wall - the "Tonight We Dine In Hell" one...its lovely to wake up to Gerry Butler's abs each mornng!
Posted on Wednesday June 3, 2009, 08:40
I don't necessarily like to have the best looking posters on my wall . . . But posters from films that I love. I couldn't have a cool looking Wolverine trailer so I have 'Batman Begins' with Batman in the cave, 'The Dark Knight' with The Joker facing away looking towards Gotham, 'The Big Lebowski' poster with The Dude saying one of his classic quotes and a 'Taxi Driver' poster with De Niro walking down the street.
Posted on Wednesday June 3, 2009, 16:56
I have (None of which are framed):
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
North By Northwest
(Plus 3 South Parks)
I've been looking for some more of late. Having read the comments, i defintely wouldn't mind purchasing a Foreign one.
Posted on Wednesday June 3, 2009, 16:58
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I agree with every choice... except Mulholland Drive.
Isn't it really, really pedestrian and completely lacking in both art and imagination?
The Thing. There's a movie poster. Raiders Of The Lost Ark. There's a movie poster.
Outstanding choices though.
Posted on Wednesday June 3, 2009, 17:10
'Retire the Raiders one sheet...'? Shame on you! Amsel's original poster for Raiders - the one with Indy looking all moody, as opposed to the re-version in which they cheery-fied him - is a stone-cold classic. Should be tattooed to the forehead of every self-respecting film fan in the land.
Posted on Thursday June 4, 2009, 03:05
I only have three posters up loads more in a tube in a closet. Chinatown, Apocalypse Now(the one with the helicopters in the distance), and Blade Runner. what more would i need, three of the coolest posters going and quite possibly the three greatest movies ever made.
Posted on Thursday June 4, 2009, 03:11
oh and i used to have A Clockwork Orange one from Spain and a Batman(1989) from France but i woke up a couple of years ago after a party to
find that someone had nicked them. goddamn film students.
Posted on Thursday June 4, 2009, 05:27
what a fun forum...im actually quite jealous of all your film noir posters nick, but the ones i have are as follows....
the godfather trilogy ITALIAN release (il padrino) posters, found them by accident in a shop in cambridge, had to get them really i mean who wouldnt, italian fricking godfather posters!!!! they are in my hall.
iron man and hellboy are in my kitchen, bladerunner and terminator are in my bedroom, and the dark knight cityscape poster is the first one i see when i wake up. make of that what you will....
Posted on Thursday June 4, 2009, 11:31
the cloverfield poster takes pride of place on my wall,just an awesome poster.
Posted on Thursday June 4, 2009, 13:13
I have a thing for foreign language posters - I have the Goonies in french in the Study, and a massive Hard Boiled poster in Japanese with Chow Yun Fat holding a baby and a Shotgun. Freaking awesome!!
Posted on Thursday June 4, 2009, 14:34
I have a "NAUSFERATU" poster, framed in a simple black frame, ive always thought there is something provoking about bottom half of the letters "F" and " N" Where a bright orange colour fades into yellow. Does this symbolise the sunset? Lost boys has this aswell somewhere on the poster.
Posted on Thursday June 4, 2009, 16:04
I have the new Terminator one (overhead shot of the city making the terminator face - awesome!) which is my favourite along with The Dark Knight (with the building burning in the shape of the bat logo). Then there's Small Soldiers (Commando's), Bad Boys 2, Wanted, Get Smart, War, X-Men 2 (Professor X portrait), The Boat That Rocked, Vantage Point, Sin City (1 of Nancy & 1 of Shellie), Girl Interupted, The Spiderwick Chronicles, 21, Shoot Em Up, Mr & Mrs Smith (2 individuals of Brad & Angelina), Stardust, American Beauty, Next, 3:10 To Yuma, Transformers, 300, Van Helsing, The Mask & Predator.
Also got banners of Casino Royale, Transformers & The Dark Knight). I think thats all of them but there's probably more.
I think I know what this says about me - get a life!
Posted on Thursday June 4, 2009, 23:16
The aforementioned Kill Bill poster.
Back to the Future, which! A couple of years ago I was the only one of my friends to have that poster, in the past few months when I go to their houses, guess what? Turns out they all have one now.
Edward Scissorhands and a School of Rock poster (before you say anything - I love that movie)
A LOTR poster of a curious Frodo grasping a ring on a necklance and looking into the omnious distance.
And The Terminator poster available from this finest publication earlier this year. Of course I'd choose the Arnie sporting side. Otherwise it'd be a metallic machine staring at me every night before I went to bed, I'd much rather it be a Gov.
Posted on Friday June 5, 2009, 05:28
I actually have alot of posters, at least i think so. My favorite is my Tropic Thunder poster with Stiller, Black and Downey Jr. hanging above my tv. The Talladega Nights poster hanging above my lounge chair. A why so serious poster next to the talladega nights poster, Family guy versus the Giant Chicken poster on the back of my door. My other posters aren't up because I brought them home from college but they are Fight Club, Hot Fuzz, Grindhouse, Pulp Fiction, Animal House and my only non -movie poster is of the Gorillaz.
Posted on Friday June 5, 2009, 17:38
A framed original of the 1977 quad for The Duellists - which is simply awesome - and a huge spanish one-sheet for Apocalypse Now - which is equally magnificent.
Not a day goes by that I don't get a kick out of looking at them.
Posted on Friday June 5, 2009, 18:38
A poster for Kitano's Dolls. Can't remember much of the film though I liked it, but it's pretty.
And more importantly: a very, very battered and much beloved poster for The Fellowship of the Ring hanging on the kitchen wall. There's nothing like eating lunch with my mother, my grandmother, and the whole greenish, discoloured fellowship. Oh, and Gandalf's got a new, very badass scar on his brow. Cat scratched him.
Posted on Friday June 5, 2009, 21:51
I have posters for the original star wars trilogy framed in my study along with the poster for the first UK release of Akira.
memories of my youth i guess
Posted on Friday June 5, 2009, 23:49
I have an amazing Drew Struzan Star Wars print, rare, and a 2001 poster (of gateway station). Also Empire's print of the Blade Runner: Final Cut, which I love - you can't seem to get a nice rolled print of that though.
Posted on Saturday June 6, 2009, 08:38
I gave up collecting posters a long time ago as they were too hard to take care of, I switched to collecting movie banners. I have about 45 now. They are much easier to store and most of them are made out of vinyl so they don’t rip.
You do need a big house with high walls to display them. The Kill Bill is easily one of my favorites, the style and colors are amazing. LOTR The Two Towers are very cool (there are 4 in the set). They sort of have a middle earth color theme going on which looks great when there all lined up together.
The Spiderman one is also very cool too. The craziest one I have is the Gladiator one, it’s only been able to go on display in two flats I lived in. it’s just massive, but it looks kick arse when it’s up. Still on the hunt for a Titanic banner its super rare.
Posted on Saturday June 6, 2009, 17:19
I've got a black and white poster from Pulp Fiction with John Travolta and Sam Jackson framed, really cool. One of the Godfather, a black and white Metropolis, Taxi Driver, Reservoir Dogs, Terminator and The Shining with Jack's face through the door going to scream his famous line. And also one of spider-man.
Posted on Saturday June 6, 2009, 22:43
The two posters I've had on my wall for many years and still look good are the black and white Scarface poster, an absolute classic, and also the Italian poster for Gladiator. It has Maximus on his knee with his sword against a backdrop of Rome and a red sunset. Brilliant
Posted on Sunday June 7, 2009, 10:56
I have a cinema quad for a one-off showing of the original Star Wars trilogy being shown back-to-back. It's gorgeous, but I can't find a big enough frame for it anywhere!
Apart from that, too many to cout. I used to work in a shop that sold posters, and I could get free copies of all the cool ones. I've got boxes and boxes of them, just need a huge house to display them all!
Posted on Sunday June 7, 2009, 21:23
I have Chinatown hanging on my wall too! One of my favorites... I also got the posters of Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge, Irreversible, the japanese poster of Amelie and on my office there are Kassowitz's La Haine black poster and a few "rareties": Tinto Brass' Drop Out italian poster, Richard Brooks' Lord Jim and the belgian version of Peckinpah's Killer Elite. I also got the whole Hammer iron posters collection + an iron poster of the original King Kong. And all these make 4 pretty messed up walls.
Posted on Monday June 8, 2009, 13:19
Just two framed originals:
Mad Max & Mad Max 2 (double bill)
The Terminator (signed by Arnold)
ps what is it with the "majority" of women not wanting film posters up????
Posted on Monday June 8, 2009, 13:30
I havent had a chance to read through everyones comments, but after reading the first couple of dozen i find myself screaming "AM I THE ONLY PERSON HERE WHO HAS A STAR WARS POSTER??!!"
Posted on Tuesday June 9, 2009, 12:48
'Man Is The Warmest Place To Hide' - arguably one of the best taglines ever and a good enough reason to decorate your wall with John Carpenter's cinematic colossus: 'The Thing'
Posted on Sunday June 14, 2009, 22:22
Cloverfield, the one with the statue of liberty's decapitated body. Not quite sure why, maybe just because of its awesomeness
Posted on Monday June 15, 2009, 14:07
I do property viewings and in just about all the student flats (in Edinburgh) is a trainspotting poster. Some originality people! And these aren't necessarily scottish students.
I don't own my own home, I rent with a private landlord so can't decorate. Also don't think a nice framed movie poster would look any good on yellow artexing? I could probably get away with just one in my own room - and if I were to choose - I'd go for Breakfast at Tiffanys (cigarette smoking hepburn) although i would cry a small tear at not being able to put up a Star Wars one which would be coming in a close second (A New Hope I think) Trainspotting would potentially get a look in, shawshank for sure. Would need to have a look through them all...there are too many to choose from!
Posted on Wednesday June 17, 2009, 15:13
My wall collection:
Snakes on a Plane. Bought before the disappointment of watching the film.
A Clockwork Orange
Blade Runner: has that classic montage look the Star Wars posters are best at...
The Return of the King montage poster
Walk the Line: I believe I got this one with one of the Empire issues.
King Kong: dunno why that's still up there.
Death Proof flip Planet Terror: another Empire handout.
Back to the Future
2001: A Space Odyssey
and finally NightWatch: a poster I picked up in a small French film shop where they had thousands of cinema turnouts.
Posted on Tuesday August 4, 2009, 12:55
I have quite a few in my bedroom ranging from Empire Strikes Back to Some Like it Hot. Empire depicts just Darth's helmet floating in space, Some Like It Hot my fave shows Jack and Tony pining after Marilyn who has her little ukelele in her hand, although a bad film I can't help but like The Spirit poster. I also have Back To The Future as you enter my room and finally Gollum looking particularly menacing and 2 other Lotr posters.