Sunday, May 18, 2008

100 Greatest Movie Posters: #16 - Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Directed by James Whale
Unknown Designer
Film Nationality - USA
Poster Nationality - USA

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One of the recurring motifs used in the advertising for James Whales' Frankenstein sequel Bride of Frankenstein was utilising the titular characters' noteworthy hair design (Marge Simpson with lighting bold highlights). This design is my favourite by a wide margin though because it morphs said motif into a wild flame which morphs into the characters. I think it's really well done and unlike so many other designs of this kind it doesn't get too cluttered with extraneous bits. It's creepy and wild. I love it.

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