This whole time we've been staring at the same movie posters and haven't even been realizing it.
The clever Imgur user Lamirisirimal has turned an analytic eye to the posters of thousands of films to show us just how overused certain shots, techniques, and stances are.
Well, not only have we been looking at variations on the same poster for decades, but that all these things are actually revealing a lot more than we realize about the movie in question.
Guy and Girl, Back-to-Back
“Do the main roles have a hate/love relationship and are forced to work together to get the job done? Show them off with backs against each other.”
One. Big. Eye.
“One eye looking eerily to the public. Probably a horror movie, but human nature will be a theme.”
So Much Yellow
“A bright yellow poster is probably an independent movie but with mainstream enough script so it is accessible for the main public.”
Giant Faces Over Little People
“Big heads over small people, the beach or a desert. Silhouette at the ocean and pastel colours, bring your tissues because tears will flow with this emotional drama…”