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   Fifteen wildly misleading movie posters from around the world. The Exorcist, however, seems to be spot-on

08 Dec 2012 04:54 PM   |   20609 clicks   |   Cracked
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
These posters reinforce the notion that Polish movie posters are AWESOMELY WEIRD AND WEIRDLY AWESOME.

For some odd reason, I love it that the poster for The Big Lebowski features that one guy shouting "I JUST BOUGHT THAT CAR!" It's just so surrealistically hilarious.

08 Dec 2012 02:25 PM
muck4doo     
We do it here too. As a kid a friend and i went to see this movie called "Screamers", the movie poster advertised it was about men turned inside out, and looked like a zombie flick. Instead it was about Atlantis and fish people.

08 Dec 2012 02:45 PM
dickfreckle     
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Looks like a Ralph Steadman piece (the guy who did the illustrations in Hunter Thompson books). It looks like his style, but I can't make out the signature at the bottom.

08 Dec 2012 03:32 PM
Dead for Tax Reasons     
The neighbor character getting the only speaking line on the poster for a movie in which he only has one speaking line.


dont sell the guy short, he had more lines than that

"God damn it. You like that? I kill your farking car!"

08 Dec 2012 03:49 PM
BeerGraduate     
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08 Dec 2012 05:01 PM
Don't Tongue the Reaper!     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: These posters reinforce the notion that Polish movie posters are AWESOMELY WEIRD AND WEIRDLY AWESOME.

For some odd reason, I love it that the poster for The Big Lebowski features that one guy shouting "I JUST BOUGHT THAT CAR!" It's just so surrealistically hilarious.


I think rather than being misleading, the Polish posters are largely more conceptual than American ones. Most of them are better, honestly, or at least more visually interesting than "here's a picture of all the big starts, now give us money."

08 Dec 2012 05:02 PM
r1niceboy     
To think, Poland's now a democracy. I'd love to see their constitution. Article 14: The Persident shall, from time to time, denounce the pomegranate wildly from the interior of the nether pigeons.

08 Dec 2012 05:02 PM
FunkOut     
CHARLTON HESTON!

08 Dec 2012 05:03 PM
Ebenator    [TotalFark]  
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08 Dec 2012 05:06 PM
skinink     

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08 Dec 2012 05:07 PM
r1niceboy     

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 279x400]


I'd watch that movie.

08 Dec 2012 05:09 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: I think rather than being misleading, the Polish posters are largely more conceptual than American ones. Most of them are better, honestly, or at least more visually interesting than "here's a picture of all the big starts, now give us money."


Oh, definitely.

"Misleading" might be the wrong term... not in the case of the Surrogates poster, naturally, but still.

08 Dec 2012 05:09 PM
rogue_L_chick     
Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.

08 Dec 2012 05:10 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

r1niceboy: Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 279x400]

I'd watch that movie.


I'm waiting for Syfy to MAKE that movie.

08 Dec 2012 05:10 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.


! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

I don't really know anything in terms of how much they cost or how hard they are to find, but Polish movie posters as gifts?

That. Is. Awesome. :)

08 Dec 2012 05:11 PM
Don't Tongue the Reaper!     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

I don't really know anything in terms of how much they cost or how hard they are to find, but Polish movie posters as gifts?

That. Is. Awesome. :)


There's a documentary called "Freedom on the Fence" about how the poster artists would evade censorship in the Soviet era. The posters are highly collectible, but you could probably find some more recent ones for a decent price. I love them.

08 Dec 2012 05:15 PM
FunkOut     
I'm pretty sure the Polish artists were 1) high and 2) total smart asses.

"Hey, the boss says we need a poster for this flick. Just how farked up do you think we can make it while insisting with a straight face it's SERIOUS ART?"

"Well, Jan, I think we should make it full of giant glowing spiders eating postmen this time."

"Yup, sounds perfect for Love Story. I'll go get the watercolours."

08 Dec 2012 05:17 PM
FOBL     

rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.


First Google result looks promising. Great idea.

08 Dec 2012 05:17 PM
loonatic112358     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

I don't really know anything in terms of how much they cost or how hard they are to find, but Polish movie posters as gifts?

That. Is. Awesome. :)


I'm surprised you don't have any

08 Dec 2012 05:18 PM
FOBL     
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Ha!

08 Dec 2012 05:20 PM
Don't Tongue the Reaper!     

FOBL: rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.

First Google result looks promising. Great idea.


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Awesome.

08 Dec 2012 05:22 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

loonatic112358: I'm surprised you don't have any


Hah!

Now that you mention it, I'm rather surprised at that, too!


Don't Tongue the Reaper!: There's a documentary called "Freedom on the Fence" about how the poster artists would evade censorship in the Soviet era. The posters are highly collectible, but you could probably find some more recent ones for a decent price. I love them.


Good deal... thanks for the head's up!

08 Dec 2012 05:23 PM
FOBL     
As an aside, I might as well take this opportunity to tell Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener that he's awesome, because he might actually see this comment. Big fan, big fan.

08 Dec 2012 05:23 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

FOBL: As an aside, I might as well take this opportunity to tell Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener that he's awesome, because he might actually see this comment. Big fan, big fan.


*tips hat humbly*

Much obliged, FOBL, thank you kindly - cheers, mammajamma!

08 Dec 2012 05:24 PM
Don't Tongue the Reaper!     
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VERY accurate poster.

08 Dec 2012 05:26 PM
TomD9938     
Raging Bull is about Jake LaMotta's inability to reconcile life inside and outside the ring

The boxer in the foreground is trying to free his arm from the existential monkey trap of boxing.

fist clenched around a delicious banana, LaMotta can't unclench his fist and leave behind the prize of his life as a fighter.

But then you notice the little bits of matter flying out the back of the hole in the middle of the opponent's face and you realize that what they've actually drawn here is a boxer punching an awesome hole through the head of the other boxer.


Well thats what I thought to.

We aint all got you're kinda learning Mr elitist Cracked magazine man!

08 Dec 2012 05:28 PM
Don't Tongue the Reaper!     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: loonatic112358: I'm surprised you don't have any

Hah!

Now that you mention it, I'm rather surprised at that, too!


Don't Tongue the Reaper!: There's a documentary called "Freedom on the Fence" about how the poster artists would evade censorship in the Soviet era. The posters are highly collectible, but you could probably find some more recent ones for a decent price. I love them.

Good deal... thanks for the head's up!


You're welcome...and if you haven't heard the Nerdist podcast interview with Mel Brooks, drop whatever you're doing and go listen to it. Seriously, even if there's fire involved, let it go and find that podcast.

08 Dec 2012 05:29 PM
ktybear     
Gone with the Wind

hahahaha

08 Dec 2012 05:29 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: You're welcome...and if you haven't heard the Nerdist podcast interview with Mel Brooks, drop whatever you're doing and go listen to it. Seriously, even if there's fire involved, let it go and find that podcast.


Duly and truly noted and quoted, then - cheers!


ktybear: Gone with the Wind

hahahaha


Heh, indeed!

It's so tangential, I love it!

08 Dec 2012 05:32 PM
FeedTheCollapse     
I could've sworn that Surrogates poster was one that was reused from another film...

08 Dec 2012 05:32 PM
Dwight_Yeast     
I actually really like the Spanish poster for the Godfather. It's one I've never seen before.

08 Dec 2012 05:32 PM
FOBL     
Damn, none for Full Metal Jacket on that site or via Google.

08 Dec 2012 05:34 PM
Teknowaffle     
I think the main thing I learned from this link is that Poland is also known as "around the world".

08 Dec 2012 05:35 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

Dwight_Yeast: I actually really like the Spanish poster for the Godfather. It's one I've never seen before.


It's actually kind of ominous, isn't it?

08 Dec 2012 05:37 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: These posters reinforce the notion that Polish movie posters are AWESOMELY WEIRD AND WEIRDLY AWESOME.

For some odd reason, I love it that the poster for The Big Lebowski features that one guy shouting "I JUST BOUGHT THAT CAR!" It's just so surrealistically hilarious.


And we are done IN ONE.

08 Dec 2012 05:39 PM
Prey4reign    [TotalFark]  
Wait until the Poles get ahold of "Human Centipede".

08 Dec 2012 05:42 PM
farkmedown     
Walter Koenig's parents were from Königsberg. Therefore in Germany ST II:TWOK is about all that Chekov lost when Königsberg became Soviet Kaliningrad.

At least, that part about his parents' origin is what I remember him saying at a convention, long, long ago.

08 Dec 2012 05:44 PM
spaten     
Pure Awesome:

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08 Dec 2012 05:48 PM
prickle27     
I love the Raging Bull poster.
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08 Dec 2012 05:57 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto     

prickle27: I love the Raging Bull poster.
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Kinda like em both.

/shrug

08 Dec 2012 05:59 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And we are done IN ONE.


I always love it when this stuff crops on TFD!

Let's see...

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That's Weekend at Bernie's.


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That one's obvious.


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There's Terms of Endearment.


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That would be Alien.


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And my personal favorite, Short Circuit 2.

You make an American movie poster like that, AND I WILL BE THERE ON OPENING DAY GUARAN-DAMN-TEED.

08 Dec 2012 06:00 PM
lewismarktwo     

skinink: I'm a mutant shark, I'm a mutant shark, suck my double diiiiiiiiiiiiiiicks, I'm a mutant shark!
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Don't sharks already have double dicks?

08 Dec 2012 06:02 PM
Princess Celestia     
What the FARK is wrong with Poland?!

08 Dec 2012 06:03 PM
doczoidberg     
These all look like they were drawn by a schizophrenic.

08 Dec 2012 06:06 PM
spaten     
This guy is awesome:

Leszek Zebrowski

08 Dec 2012 06:10 PM
spaten     
Aids Campaign Poster Leszek Zebrowski:

Think Aids NSFW

08 Dec 2012 06:20 PM
Kelwen     
Not sure if its been covered, but if you get polish posters for people, you should know a lot if those are not theatrical release posters ( lebowski, raging bull, and a few others)but rather works done at a later date as sort of special editions. They tend to run 25-30 bucks for the more mass produced ones. Actual theatre release originals have a wide variance in prices. If you buy and want originals, pay careful attention to the publication date. If you just want the wackyness then it's all fair game.

08 Dec 2012 06:22 PM
Kelwen     
also, polishposter.com is by far the best site to buy from.

08 Dec 2012 06:29 PM
spaten     
This guy is a legitimate artist. He's done shows in Fort Collins, CO. I'll bet he has met Ralph Steadman.

Leszek Zebrowski

08 Dec 2012 06:36 PM
buzzcut73     
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Not Polish, but very misleading.

/Was not the war movie I was looking for

08 Dec 2012 06:41 PM
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