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Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday's Top 5... Posters of the 1980s


#5: Amadeus

Dark and operatic, it captures the sinister elements of the film while leaving the more whimsical elements to be discovered. Brilliant.


#4: Moonstruck

Just looking at the poster makes me want to watch the movie again. Seriously, it just makes me smile.


#3: Full Metal Jacket

Simple and cheeky. It manages to hint at both the intensity and the (very) dark humor of this most unusual war movie.


#2: E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial

A most evocative image, recalling Michelangelo's Creation of Adam. Sure, it was made as a marketting tool to appeal to Christian audiences, but it still manages to distill the most important aspect of the film, which is E.T.'s bond with Eliot.


#1: Raiders of the Lost Ark

How much fun is this poster? If you'd never seen the movie, wouldn't just looking at the poster make you want to? Plus, I'm not sure a tagline has ever been more true.

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3 comments:

Wendymoon said...

I love your Friday's Top 5 lists. Keep 'em coming. :-)

The Mad Hatter said...

I've always been partial to RAGING BULL. Great five though, especially RAIDERS, AMADEUS, and JACKET.

Norma Desmond said...

@Wendymoon: Glad you like them, I will indeed keep it up.

@Mad Hatter: Raging Bull! Aw, that is a good one, I didn't even think of it.