What are good movie posters?

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  1. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    We just finished up our families entertainment room in our basement and it rocks! 5.1 surround sound, Velodyne sub-woofer, High-definition projector for the movies, even stadium seating! The only thing that it is missing now is a collection of movie posters to hang on the walls. My ideas so far are:

    The Wizard of Oz
    Back to the Future
    The Matrix
    Terminator 2
    Star Wars
    Creature from the Black Lagoon
    God's Army
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Jaws

    The only problem I'm having is I can only pick seven. So what do you think? Pick your favorites from my list or add some that I haven't thought of. Thanks!

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  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm jealous of your new theater setup! Could you post pictures, and describe your setup? Here are my choices!

    The Wizard of Oz
    Back to the Future
    The Matrix
    Terminator 2
    Star Wars
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Jaws
    ;)
     
  3. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    You definitely need posters for:

    Scarface
    The Usual Suspects
    Snatch
    Star Wars
    Back To The Future
    The Matrix
    Jaws
    X-Men
    Any Bond Movie

    My Dad is getting ready to remodel our basement. These are the posters I was planning on getting.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Silence of the Lambs is always a classic...

    pnw
     
  5. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    Re: What are good movie posters?

    Back to the Future
    Star Wars
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Terminator 2

    I would say to add in:
    Goonies
    Plan 9 From Outer Space
    Fast Times At Ridgemont High
     
  6. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    How about the poster from "Duct Tape Forever"?
     
  7. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    Hello... full metal jacket? A Clockwork Orange? Shindler's List?
     
  8. P-Worm thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think those movies are great, but I want posters that are good looking as well. Take Full Metal Jacket for example, the poster is a helmet that says "Born to Kill" on it. Sure, it speaks the movie, but I think it pails in comparison to Marty McFly checking his watch after taking a ride in the Delorean. Classic. :cool:

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    You need a good Hitchcock poster to complement the rest of them.
     

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  11. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I have a "Leisure Rules" poster from ferris bueller in my TV room and it looks awesome.
     
  12. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    No man, you need a LOT of cool Hitchcock posters. My personal favorite is the Italian version of the North by Northwest poster. That's the era when movie posters were art. Try some cool Fellini posters too. Maybe 8 1/2 or something like that. Good luck with the setup, man. It sounds really cool. :)

    P.S.-You can get a lot of good posters from Movie Posters.com. They've got an excellent selection and good prices.
     
  13. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    Why only seven? You can get more and swap them when you feel like it. Right?
     
  14. P-Worm thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I thought of that, but whre do I put them? We're going to frame them and it's a little hard to roll up glass...:D

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  15. P-Worm thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, OK.

    Check all of it out here

    If you hadn't already guessed it, my dad is an engineer and loves building things from scratch. We even made our own Monster Cable for the component video!

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  16. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    Is there a theme of fantasy and science fiction that you're trying to go for, or more general posters? I think that now you have a great new space to watch movies it, the best compliment to that space is to honor the ones who made the greatest contributions to the cinematic experience...that is, the directors.

    Since so many great films are from the directors' minds, I would have representation from each of the great directors...as mentioned before, Hitchcock, Kubrick; also Woody Allen, James Cameron, Coppola, George Cukor, DeMille, John Huston, Victor Fleming (one of my faves, David Lynch), Martin Scorsese and, of course, Ridley Scott.

    It's hard to be limited to 7 or so with such a rich and diverse body of work, but if I were in such a position, I wouldn't dream of not including having at least:

    Wizard of Oz
    Bladerunner
    Psycho
    Gone With The Wind
    Annie Hall
    2001

    I envy your task, and wish you well. What a hell of a fun assignment! :)
     
  17. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Awesome, you don't know how lucky you are to have a dry basement! It's very professional looking, great to have a dad that a professional! ;)

    If you wanted to have more than 7 posters, couldn't you make some kind of a storage area for the extra posters! Maybe in the laundry room. ;)
     
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