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The 11 Styles Of The Ensemble Movie Poster
One poster? More than four lead characters? No problem!

The retro Expendables 2 poster unveiled at this year's Comic-Con was so full of action heroes, guns and explosions that you'd be hard pressed to find anything more masculine outside of a test tube full of testorerone. Of course, it's not the first ensemble movie to use the explosive pyramid technique, and after some extensive research, we can safely say it won't be the last. So for that and 10 other examples of ensemble movie poster tropes, click on, dear movie poster lover, click on...
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"The Christmas Tree"

Prominent in recent one-sheets for Marvel Studios movies, this pyramid-like poster design establishes the hero at the forefront, with his ragtag band of brothers and sisters triangulated around him. For more on this technique, check almost every single Star Wars poster, ever.

Poster Checklist

The hero of the movie.
His friend/confidant/mentor.
The coquettish love interest for the hero of the movie.
Looming bad guy, frowning.
Guns / weapons.
Name of the movie at the bottom of the poster.

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1 RE: How could you miss...
They ddn't miss The Usual Suspects. It's the second example of 'The Wall'. Read More

Posted on Wednesday August 8, 2012, 21:30 by mr_bez

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