Thursday, May 8, 2008

100 Greatest Movie Posters: #21 - Attack of the 50ft Woman

Attack of the 50ft Woman (1958)
Directed by Nathan Juran
Poster Designed by Reynolds Brown
Film Nationality - USA
Poster Nationality - USA

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As if a movie with the title ATTACK OF THE 50ft WOMAN needed anything else to entice would-be audience members, I think this classic poster seals the deal. It is routinely named on the greatest posters ever and for good reason. It follows the one and only rule of disaster movie posters: SHOW THE DISASTER! If you do that then people will show up. Hell, it's a fundamental rule of any poster, really! Show off what you got. And in the case of this classic sci-fi paranoia b-movie from the '50s, what they got is a giant woman reeking hell and destruction.

Really, I don't know how this poster could have failed. I also don't know how it could be any better.

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