Monday, May 19, 2008

100 Greatest Movie Posters: #15 - The People Vs Larry Flynt

The People Vs Larry Flynt (1996)
Directed by Milos Forman
Poster Designed by Dan Chapman
Film Nationality - USA
Poster Nationality - USA

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Duh. Although I do also like the more commonly used poster (below), I just think this one is perfectly cheeky and crude for the film it's advertising. Although I'm sure there are plenty of people who would object to this poster - Porn peddler as Jesus, near naked female - the fact that the movie is about one man's right to sell and distribute pornography I think it's an apt visual representation. It's controversy-baiting, sure, but at least it does it with style.


adam k. said...

Woody Harrelson looks delicious in that poster. He was quite dishy when he was younger.

Anonymous said...

Airbrushed Harrelson looks like Ken (as in "Barbie and ...") here, which is unfortunate.