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Why do names not match on movie posters?
The name order is determined according to the billing order, so it’s contract-bound. The positioning of the poster elements is determined in a similar manner, except that there is no rule saying where should the actor/actress with the top billing go exactly (usually as big and centered as possible).
Why do all movie posters look the same?
One explanation for the posters’ shifting hues is that they reflect differences in the genres making waves at the box office. The popularity of action, thrillers, and sci-fi of the past decade may have led to a darker and more “masculine” palette.
What do movie posters say at the bottom?
What are billing credits? The billing block is the name of the cluster of movie credits at the bottom of the poster. Further, it will be in that familiar, condensed-looking movie poster credits font.
Are all movie posters double sided?
Today, nearly all movie posters (one sheets and quads at least) are printed double-sided. While you may stumble across double-sided posters from as early as the 1950s, it wasn’t until the late 1980s / early 1990s that it became common practice. It is more difficult and it is more expensive.
Why are all movie posters blue and orange?
Orange and blue being opposite on the color wheel make them complementary colors. These colors produce the strongest contrast while at the same time reinforcing each other; especially in graphic design.
What does yellow mean in movie posters?
Yellow means indie But they were all indie movies, trying to attract an audience interested in smaller films rather than the big blockbusters. The bold, unmissable use of yellow makes the poster stand out, and communicates the kind of audience it’s intended for, without them having to even read the title.
Why are the names of the actors on the poster reversed?
In my experience, if there are two actors faces on the poster, the names will always be reversed, so that Actor 1’s name is over Actor 2’s face, and visa-versa. If there are three actors appearing on the poster, the names above (or below) each actor will be mixed up. This has to be intentional.
Why do movie posters have actors on them?
One reason why this happens is because the primary function of movie posters is to act as marketing devices. Part of what sells a movie is the actors that are in the movie — it is a quick way for a potential movie watcher to decide if a film is worth watching or not.
Why do actors/actresses get their names posted first?
Actors and major producers/directors’ usually get their name posted first because their name is a “brand.”. It’s what draws viewers in.
What is the difference between a poster and a brand image?
On the other hand, the images in a poster are made by an artist aiming for emotional impact. So the image will be what it is… and the credit will be handed out according to contracts and who is the biggest “brand” name. So there’s an image, and there are the associated words and marketing materials.