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The 10 Types Of Movie – A Poster Analysis

  • January 15, 2020
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The 10 Types Of Movie – A Poster Analysis

Have you ever noticed that movie marketing posters have a sense of deja vu about them? Did you ever look up at a billboard and think, that movie looks familiar? Here’s a thread we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

Our favorite blockbuster movies with their special effects and big-name actors cost fortunes to make. So to make those expenses back, selling the movie is just as important to get “bums in seats” – to get moviegoers to buy tickets once the film premieres. Therefore, the marketing campaign has to be red hot and the posters (that often end up adorning office and student dormitory walls as well as bus shelters and billboards all over the world) are the cornerstone of a great movie marketing campaign. And to say there are some identifiable ‘tropes’ is an understatement!

This fantastic thread from Twitter-based creative director Lee Steffen (SteffenStudio.com) outlines the 10 different types of movie from their poster. 

1. Orange & Blue Action PostersMovie Marketing Posters Hurlbut Academy Orange and Blue

2. Sexy Legs

Movie Marketing Posters Hurlbut Academy Sexy Legs

3. Blurry Cop

Give your Poster that Action Maverick Cop feel with a Tilt, Blue Tint and Running in a street.

Movie Marketing Film Posters Hurlbut Academy Blurry Cop

4. Leaning Couple

Movie Marketing Film Posters Hurlbut Academy Leaning Couple

5. Black Back

Movie Marketing Film Posters Hurlbut Academy Black BAck

6. Red Dress

Movie Marketing Film Posters Hurlbut Academy Red Dress

7. Black & Orange

Movie Marketing Film Posters Hurlbut Academy Black and Orange

8. Moody Misty

Movie Marketing Film Posters Hurlbut Academy Moody Misty

9. Eye Posters

Movie Marketing Film Posters Hurlbut Academy Eyeball

10. Yellow Posters

Movie Marketing Film Posters Hurlbut Academy Yellow

If you’ve enjoyed this, feel free to share and for more content, @leesteffen on Twitter is worth a look.

Here’s one we thought you missed, Lee

11. Big Face With Writing Across It

Movie Marketing Film Posters Hurlbut Academy Big Face

 


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