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17th Apr '17 5:22:48 PM nombretomado
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* Odd example in which the two books have the same title and the copied book is fairly obscure. ''The Big Con'' is a book about con artists that inspired ''TheSting'' and has a reissue cover that looks like [[http://www.amazon.com/Big-Story-Confidence-Man/dp/0385495382/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301936820&sr=1-1 this]]. ''The Big Con'' is also the title of a work attacking conservative economic philosophies, which has used [[http://www.progressivebookclub.com/var/pbc/images/cover_the_big_con1.jpg this cover]] and later [[http://di105.shoppingshadow.com/images/di/36/51/5f/4b306d6e335856486e75644547745237497077-149x149-0-0.jpg this one]].

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* Odd example in which the two books have the same title and the copied book is fairly obscure. ''The Big Con'' is a book about con artists that inspired ''TheSting'' ''Film/TheSting'' and has a reissue cover that looks like [[http://www.amazon.com/Big-Story-Confidence-Man/dp/0385495382/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301936820&sr=1-1 this]]. ''The Big Con'' is also the title of a work attacking conservative economic philosophies, which has used [[http://www.progressivebookclub.com/var/pbc/images/cover_the_big_con1.jpg this cover]] and later [[http://di105.shoppingshadow.com/images/di/36/51/5f/4b306d6e335856486e75644547745237497077-149x149-0-0.jpg this one]].
7th Apr '17 4:04:52 AM mariofan1000
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* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' has received a new, dark cover made to cash in on the success of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** To clarify, it's nearly identical to the 1989 Batman cover (logo on black background), except it's a red version of the simpler bat logo from the '60s series.

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* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' has received a new, dark DVD cover made to cash in on the success of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** To clarify, it's nearly identical
that looked extremely similar to the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' cover, only with a red Batman cover (logo on black background), except it's a red version of the simpler bat logo from instead of a yellow one. There's also another one that looks similar to the '60s series.poster for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', which doesn't exactly fit the 1966 film's [[{{Camp}} tone.]]
1st Jan '17 1:56:58 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Similarly to the above, the [[BMovie B-grade]] zombie film ''Zombeavers'' released [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3281022/zombeavers-campaigns-for-oscar-gold-director-understand-the-key-to-horror/ a set]] of posters parodying those for ''Film/AmericanHustle'', ''Film/{{Her}}'', and ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', all with [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] quotes from critics attached.

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* Similarly to the above, the [[BMovie B-grade]] zombie film ''Zombeavers'' released [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3281022/zombeavers-campaigns-for-oscar-gold-director-understand-the-key-to-horror/ a set]] of posters parodying those for ''Film/AmericanHustle'', ''Film/{{Her}}'', and ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', all with [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] [[OurProductSucks quotes from critics critics]] attached.
1st Jan '17 1:47:46 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Similarly to the above, the [[BMovie B-grade]] zombie film ''Zombeavers'' released [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3281022/zombeavers-campaigns-for-oscar-gold-director-understand-the-key-to-horror/ a set]] of posters parodying those for ''Film/AmericanHustle'', ''Film/{{Her}}'', and ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', all with [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] quotes from critics attached.
12th Dec '16 11:08:55 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A sleazy practice among a number of less-reputable for-profit colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. More often than not, any degrees offered by these schools are likely to be ADegreeInUseless due to the lack of accreditation. Given that for-profit colleges are [[http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html a major driving force]] behind the student loan crisis (a massively disproportionate share of Americans with student loan debt got it by attending a for-profit school), these tactics are especially predatory here.

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* A sleazy practice among a number of less-reputable for-profit colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. More often than not, any degrees offered by these schools are likely to be ADegreeInUseless due to the lack of accreditation. Given that for-profit colleges are [[http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html a major driving force]] behind the student loan crisis (a massively disproportionate share of Americans American college students with student loan debt got it by attending a for-profit school), these tactics are especially predatory here.
12th Dec '16 11:07:34 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A sleazy practice among many less-reputable colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. Nice try, guys.

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* A sleazy practice among many a number of less-reputable for-profit colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. Nice try, guys.More often than not, any degrees offered by these schools are likely to be ADegreeInUseless due to the lack of accreditation. Given that for-profit colleges are [[http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html a major driving force]] behind the student loan crisis (a massively disproportionate share of Americans with student loan debt got it by attending a for-profit school), these tactics are especially predatory here.
12th Dec '16 10:58:54 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A college recruiting envelope which said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." Nice try, guys.
** There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area.
* ''PrivateEye'' have recently started a column about examples of this trope with book covers. One of the most popular covers appears to be a man in a dark coat striding dramatically away from the viewer into a winter scene.

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* A sleazy practice among many less-reputable colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope which said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." Nice try, guys.
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There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area.
area. Nice try, guys.
* ''PrivateEye'' have recently started ''Series/PrivateEye'' has a column about examples of this trope with book covers. One of the most popular covers appears to be a man in a dark coat striding dramatically away from the viewer into a winter scene.
12th Dec '16 10:52:45 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A recent DVD release of ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes]]'' featuring Basil Rathbone features [[http://covers.booktopia.com.au/big/9325626005446/the-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes.jpg a cover design]] that is [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eKDCzu5PMFE/TuuIatFySlI/AAAAAAAABoE/pn4VOjJV_zw/s1600/sherlock_holmes_movie_poster-normal.jpg a blatant attempt]] to cash in on the [[Film/SherlockHolmes new Robert Downey Jr. films]].
** Similarly, the cover of ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes'' was altered for its re-release to resemble the Robert Downey Jr. films, from [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3885342464/tt0090357?ref_=tt_ov_i this]] to [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81seeD3cO-L._SL1500_.jpg this]].
* The VHS cover for ''The Eerie Midnight Horror Show'', is [[http://www.1000misspenthours.com/posters/posterse-g/eeriemidnighthorrorshow.jpg ridiculously similar]] to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', down to the title (the movie itself is a ripoff of ''TheExorcist''). ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' even expressed disgust at seeing that the [[http://media.flexiety.com/images/EerieMidnightHorrorShowa8082_f.jpg DVD one]] is nowhere as {{Narm}}y.

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* A recent DVD release of ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes]]'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes1939'' featuring Basil Rathbone features [[http://covers.booktopia.com.au/big/9325626005446/the-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes.jpg a cover design]] that is [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eKDCzu5PMFE/TuuIatFySlI/AAAAAAAABoE/pn4VOjJV_zw/s1600/sherlock_holmes_movie_poster-normal.jpg a blatant attempt]] to cash in on the [[Film/SherlockHolmes new Robert Downey Downey, Jr. films]].
** Similarly, the cover of ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes'' was altered for its re-release to resemble the Robert Downey Downey, Jr. films, from [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3885342464/tt0090357?ref_=tt_ov_i this]] to [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81seeD3cO-L._SL1500_.jpg this]].
* The VHS cover for ''The Eerie Midnight Horror Show'', Show'' is [[http://www.1000misspenthours.com/posters/posterse-g/eeriemidnighthorrorshow.jpg ridiculously similar]] to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', down to the title (the movie itself is a ripoff of ''TheExorcist''). ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' ''Film/TheExorcist''). WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob even expressed disgust at seeing that the [[http://media.flexiety.com/images/EerieMidnightHorrorShowa8082_f.jpg DVD one]] is nowhere as {{Narm}}y.



* The cover for the 2015 straight-to-video film ''God of Thunder'' (a.k.a. ''Dark Universe''). Just exchange whoever man and woman on the cover are for Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/ChanningTatum and it's basically the cover for ''Film/JupiterAscending''.

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* The cover covers for the 2015 straight-to-video film ''God of Thunder'' (a.k.a. ''Dark Universe''). Just The [[https://extraimago.com/images/2016/06/18/God-of-Thunder-Online.jpg former poster]] is a straight ripoff of ''Film/{{Thor}}'', while for [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjE1ODc2NzQxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDM4ODUwNjE@._V1_UY1200_CR135,0,630,1200_AL_.jpg the latter]], just exchange whoever the man and woman on the cover are for Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/ChanningTatum and Creator/MilaKunis and it's basically the cover for ''Film/JupiterAscending''.
12th Dec '16 10:45:48 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Creator/TylerPerry's ''I Can Do Bad All by Myself'' poster was pretty obviously modeled on the one for ''Film/StrawDogs''. This was probably an {{homage}} people were ''meant'' to notice, though.

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* Creator/TylerPerry's films:
** [[http://www.famousfix.com/post/i-can-do-bad-all-by-myself-14374052 This poster]] for
''I Can Do Bad All by Myself'' poster was pretty obviously modeled on the one for ''Film/StrawDogs''. This was probably an {{homage}} that people were ''meant'' to notice, though.though.
** Likewise, ''Boo! A Madea Halloween'' had a whole slew of posters designed to homage classic horror films, such as ''[[http://www.impawards.com/2016/posters/boo_a_madea_halloween.jpg Halloween]]'', ''[[http://cdn1-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/boo-a-madea-halloween/exorsisterposter.jpg The Exorcist]]'', and ''[[http://cdn.movieweb.com/img.site/PHoB22ugGPlFru_1_l.jpg The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]''. Again, this was fully intentional.
12th Dec '16 10:41:51 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The thriller ''Summer's Blood'', starring Creator/AshleyGreene as a woman being stalked by a family of serial killers, has a poster designed to cash in on the fact that Greene played Alice in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. It even received a Copycat ''Title'' in the form of ''Summer's Moon''. Compare [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Poster_of_the_movie_Summer%27s_Blood.jpg this poster]] to [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2902821120/tt1285010 this one.]]
** Probably the most interesting part of the change was that the original tagline, "Abducted by a twisted family, will she become one of them to survive?" was cut down to just "Will she become one of them to survive?" The removal of the context, combined with the change of the background from day to night, the reference to ''Twilight'', and the already-existing blood around the character's mouth, seems designed to make viewers think that the movie will be about the girl deciding whether to become a vampire, rather than just a serial killer!

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* The thriller ''Summer's Blood'', starring Creator/AshleyGreene as a woman being stalked by a family of serial killers, has a had an alternate poster designed to cash in on the fact that Greene played Alice in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. It even received a Copycat ''Title'' in the form of ''Summer's Moon''. Compare [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Poster_of_the_movie_Summer%27s_Blood.jpg this the original poster]] to [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2902821120/tt1285010 this the (pun intended) revamped one.]]
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]] Probably the most interesting part of the change was that the original tagline, {{tagline}}, "Abducted by a twisted family, will she become one of them to survive?" was cut down to just "Will she become one of them to survive?" The removal of the context, combined with the new title, the change of the background from day to night, the reference to ''Twilight'', and the already-existing blood around the character's mouth, seems designed to make viewers think that the movie will be about the girl deciding whether to become a vampire, rather than just as opposed to a serial killer!
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