Posted on 13 April 2010.
A film becomes a cult classic not only because of the story, dialogues or characters – but because of each and every details associated with the movie. A movie’s poster plays an important role in attracting attention to the movie.
1. Reservoir Dogs
Even though this poster has been made fun of several times, it manages to capture the true essence of the entire film. It shows 6 dangerous men who will end up killing each other. The poster is simple, graceful and fresh.
2. The Thing
The poster of this movie shows the silhouette of a man standing against a blue background and instead of a face, he has bright light shooting out of his face. It does not reveal any aspect of this remake to those who have not seen it and for those who have; it reminds them what is in store for them.
3. A Clockwork Orange
The poster of this film shows a man inside a triangle, holding up a dagger. A scared-looking is painted white and sits inside another triangle. The poster also holds the tagline of this movie- “Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, extreme violence and Beethoven”.
Rocky’s poster features Sylvester Stallone’s silhouette against a serene landscape. He has his arms up in a manner that suggests pure victory and the minute you see the poster, you will hear that one song that will give you Goosebumps. An iconic poster, no doubt.
5. Pulp Fiction
The poster of this film is not related to the plot of the movie at all but it manages to capture the theme of the film perfectly. It shows a woman dressed entirely in black with a revolver in front of her. She is lying on her stomach and smoking. Any student who was doing a filmmaking course in the 1990s owned this poster and attached it to the wall of his dorm room.