Monday, October 20, 2008

Poster of the Day: The Shining


The Shining (1980)
dir. Stanley Kubrick

Movie Poster Addict occasionally throw us these specially-created posters and they are almost always something amazing. This newly designed key art for Kubrick's The Shining was produced for a special Alamo Drafthouse screening (whatever that is) by Jeff Kleinsmith. As MPA correctly mentions, posters made after the fact can work in much different ways to other posters. In this case we already know the story behind the movie and we know about the maze and that gives it a great quality. If this poster were used for the movie back in 1980 it would have still been quite nifty, but perhaps a bit confusing to audiences who weren't clued in to the property.

Still, this is quite a great design, isn't it?

3 comments:

StinkyLulu said...

Alamo Drafthouse is a hip moviehouse/pub franchise based in Texas.

http://www.drafthouse.com/

Brilliant poster. Highlights the ironic humor as well as the terror.

leah said...

yeah, awesome poster (post-poster?) for hands down one of the creepiest flicks of all time.

('stinkylulu'. lol, great name)

leah said...

oh, i didn't notice 'come play with us' on first viewing...perfect