Hey cinephiles and bibliophiles, check out this great photo gallery from The Atlantic that compares the covers of famous books with the movie poster for their film adaptation counterparts. In general I find the book covers more elegant and expressive. Obviously there are marketing necessities in featuring movie stars on posters, but their presence can clash with the faces already created in the readers’ imagination.
New movie trailers were a little slim this week, so what I bring you instead are four of the worst new movie posters. Let’s start with my favorite, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL. This isn’t the main poster, but one of a series featuring an image of each supporting character with the same slogan, only with Paula Patton here dressed up like a prom queen, the slogan “No Plan, No Backup, No Choice” reads more like an ad for birth control you might see in Planned Parenthood.
The genius lightning of designer Ji Lee struck again with his latest project Famous Objects from Classic Movies. This time, he makes an addicting online word and movie trivia game combined with the recent trend of minimalist movie posters. My fanboy enthusiasm for Lee’s works is well known among my friends: this latest makes me…