It can be tricky to advertise a movie with a still image, yet occasionally this is managed brilliantly through a film poster. There have been many posters throughout film history that are as iconic as the movies themselves, and you will find many of these posters adorning the walls of film buffs around the world. The style, tone and atmosphere can be encapsulated entirely within an effective movie poster. Sometimes these can be busy and colorful designs, but in many cases a simple image has proved to be just as captivating. Here are 10 of the greatest ever designed.
“Epic” is one word which comes to mind when discussing Frank Miller’s 300, so it is fitting that an image depicting such an incredible scene was used for the poster. The majority of the image is taken up by a large cliff, and atop this there is a bloody battle between two groups which sees several people down the left hand side tumbling to their death as they are pushed back by the soldiers. This is almost silhouetted against the sky, which adds to the epic nature. The iconic blood splattered text of the film dominates much of the cliff face, with the tagline in a similar red font above which reads “Prepare For Glory!” Just by seeing this poster, you know exactly what to expect from the film, in that it will involve an immense battle and plenty of bloodshed, all in a visually stunning setting, much like a comic book.