Posts Tagged ‘Film Posters’

Film posters for Robert Bresson

January 13, 2012

Film director Robert Bresson began his career in the 1930s, aiming to separate cinema from its theatrical roots to create an effect that exists on the screen alone. He became an advocate for cinematography, and argued its case as the higher function of cinema, over ‘filmed theatre’.

Adrian Curry looks at some of the best posters for Bresson’s films that were screened in a Film Forum retrospective. The poster designers have responded to Bresson’s austere grace in a surprising variety of ways.

Highlights for me are the surreal Czech poster for Une Femme Douche (1969), and the bold Polish image (Jacek Neugebauer) for Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971). Also the German design for Pickpocket (1959) by the great Hans Hillman.

Adrian Curry’s Best Film Posters for 2010.

January 14, 2011

This MUBI Europe annual round-up is always interesting for the market-specific images, eg the Mexican poster for The Expendables, or the Australian poster for Fish Tank.

My one reservation about Curry’s commentary is that the designer may indeed capture something of the film itself, but this is, to some extent, beside the point. The film poster’s function is to encourage cinema-goers to make a choice. Some wonderful images, though, and you can see the previous selection for 2009, too.