The Art of Movie Posters

I was taking a break from blogging and just browsing randomly last night, and I came across this site that gives out International movie awards annually. It’s called IMP Awards which stands for Internet Movie Poster. How cool is that? I didn’t even know this existed, I kind of found this out the same way I did about Dragon Trailer Award for, well… movie trailers.

I love looking at movie posters, every once in a while there are some that really captured my attention. My hubby and I were thinking at one point to decorate our lower level entertainment room with movie posters, but we’d be arguing too much about which ones to hang in there 🙂 I love, love, love this French poster from Bright Star, more so than the movie itself. How romantic it is to read love letters amidst such gorgeous fields of lilac.

Anyhoo, you can go as far back as 1999 to see what posters have won, and they have a bunch of categories, even whimsical stuff like Creepiest Poster, which fittingly went to Antichrist this year. Hiiih, even the poster itself gives me the hibijibis! It’s interesting that the Best Movie Poster winners for 2008 and 2009 both star the late Heath Ledger: The Dark Knight and Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (that’s model/actress Lily Cole who plays Valentina on the poster).

IMP Award's Best Movie Poster of 2008 & 2009

I wonder which one they’d pick for 2010. For sure The Expendables poster should at least be nominated, it just looks super cool and clever. I also quite like the one for The Losers which features the entire cast, the angle is pretty unique and has that fun, mischievous feel about it. Not sure if the fact that it’s basically the photography version of the comic book cover would make it ineligible though.

So what about you, folks? What poster(s) caught your attention lately?