Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Heroic movie posters

Did you know that most blockbuster movie posters are based on a 19th century painting? This one:

“Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog,” by Caspar David Friedrich, 1818


MaryAnn Johanson's FlickFilosopher recently ran an article highlighting some of the film posters that have been based on this painting. It's an interesting read.

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2 comments:

Ed Love said...

I'm sure that painting wasn't original, either.

Kathy Smart said...

It makes sense, doesn't it? A man featured in the central position, in a dangerous position, overlooking a dangerous world. It links to some sort of archetypal instinct, surely.