Thursday, November 22, 2007

100 Greatest Movie Posters: #76 - The Producers

The Producers (1968)
Directed by Mel Brooks
Unknown Designer
Film Nationality - USA
Poster Nationality - USA

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I wrote recently about poster number 93 that I have a soft spot for movie posters that look like arts and crafts projects. They have a sense of personality and stylishness about them that I find quite irresistible. And while this poster for Mel Brooks' comedy classic The Producers reminds me more of The Royal Tenenbaums than Chungking Express in that it's design aesthetic resembles a shool diorama than a photo collage, it still has that delightful vibrancy about it. And the various images used in these designs help give the audience so much information about the movie that would be otherwise impossible to convey in a poster with "floating heads" or one of those other frustratingly common design templates.

Now just imagine how amazing a poster for something like Superbad could be with a bit of effort. Hmmm...

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