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Old 09-16-08, 12:16 AM
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The amazing world of Polish movie posters

For all the jokes that people make about them, the Polish certainly know how to turn a movie poster into an imaginative piece of art. Here's 50 of them, from Well Medicated. Here are some more:

Weekend at Bernies




Au Hasard Balthazar




Vertigo




Sunset Blvd




The Empire Strikes Back




Rosemary's Baby




The Shining





Check out this site as well.
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Wow. Great stuff indeed. Thanks for posting NoirFan.
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I have an 11x17 reprint of this one:

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I want that Critters poster. And the Getaway poster.

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Wow.
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Good lord. That Vertigo one is like something out of my nightmares. And The Shining - eek!
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Awesome, awesome stuff.
A completely different way to approach movie posters. I love it
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That Jedi poster is probably the only one where Richard Marquand could actually see his name.
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Wow - great find.
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The more I look at that site the more I love it. I love how they make "Short Circuit 2" of all movies look like some existential Kafka-meets-Metropolis horror movie. THanks for the link!
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Originally Posted by Gunde View Post
A completely different way to approach movie posters. I love it
Yep. It's like someone said, "Look, we have a new film coming out and I need you to make poster for it. Now, I'm going to leave you alone and let you do you thing. And oh, we'll go with whatever you come up it so don't worry because no Fucking Studio Head or Shareholder will be allowed to have any input into the artistic process."

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Hitchcocka sounds dirty in multiple ways.
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i want that SHINING poster framed and on my wall right now!
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I like the way Ruth Gordon is listed as "Ruth Gordon - OSCAR '69!" in the Rosemary's Baby credits.
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Who wants to loan me $487?
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boy oh boy those are so weird and wonderful
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I want Son of Godzilla and Christine. Also, that Rosemary's Baby poster is sweet.
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I've always admired Polish film posters, but I've never understood why the asthetic was so different. Why did they never use the key art? From what tradition did these utterly different posters spring from? International one sheets have always been a variation from the US poster, but the Polish ones are SOOOO different.
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It's like the Polish ones were created based on the artist's reaction to the film. I love them.
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I've been a big fan of Polish movie posters. Occasionally Print (the magazine) will have a feature on them.

That ESB poster is not the original, just a recent design.
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Wieslaw Walkuski's take on Rosemary's Baby is one of my most-desired posters, but it is difficult to track down and routinely runs for hundreds of dollars. I wish MovieGoods or someone could do an affordable reproduction...



Something about the style Walkuski uses on many of his pieces (a full listing from PolishPoster.com) just clicks perfectly with me:


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if only the movie were as good as this poster:



or this:


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Awseome thread op. Thanks for sharing. I love the getaway poster.

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