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28th Jan '17 6:33:20 PM BenMitchell90
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* The poster for ''Film/ThePatriot'' was a pretty big offender - as the image caption says, it looks like the soldiers are running for their lives from Creator/MelGibson's terrifyingly enormous face. The initial home video release [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NDFXHAW9L.jpg also suffers from this]], but the [[ReCut Extended Cut]] release [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51TiXRZCo7L.jpg is an aversion]].
9th Jan '17 5:46:45 PM nombretomado
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* One of the posters for Scorsese's ''Film/TheAviator'', which carried over to the DVD cover. It frankly looks like a plane being chased by a giant floating [[LeonardoDiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio]] head.

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* One of the posters for Scorsese's ''Film/TheAviator'', which carried over to the DVD cover. It frankly looks like a plane being chased by a giant floating [[LeonardoDiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio]] Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio head.
19th Dec '16 9:32:14 AM TheDeadSkin
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* ''Music/{{Scorpions}}'': The original album cover of Taken by Force featured the band in a cemetery, but it was replaced by a [[MinimalisticCoverArt black background]] with stock photos of the band.

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* ''Music/{{Scorpions}}'': The original album cover of Taken ''Taken by Force Force'' featured the band in a cemetery, but it was replaced by a [[MinimalisticCoverArt black background]] with stock photos of the band.
15th Dec '16 5:31:37 PM VeryMelon
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A derogatory term referring to the tendency in modern FilmPosters and {{DVD}} cover art to have a black background with the faces of the lead actors above the name of the movie. Ubiquitous once the age of photo editing software came about, since it meant studios no longer had to commission an artist tens of thousands of dollars to paint a poster for them, when they could just take stock photos of the lead actor and have interns superimpose them onto black.

Generally felt to be a lazy approach, as it requires little in the way of creativity and imagination, and leads to many DVD releases looking all but indistinguishable on the shelf.

It is particularly bad when other publicity materials such as teaser posters have looked different and distinctive, but the final poster is floating heads so that potential audiences can see who stars in the film. Or even the theatrical posters have been distinctive, but the DVD art has the syndrome.


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A derogatory term referring to the tendency in modern FilmPosters and {{DVD}} cover art to have a black background with the faces of the lead actors above the name of the movie. Ubiquitous once the age of photo editing software came about, since it meant studios no longer had to commission an artist tens of thousands of dollars to paint a poster for them, when they could just take stock photos of the lead actor and have interns superimpose them onto black.

Generally felt to be a lazy approach, as it requires little in the way of creativity and imagination, and leads to many DVD releases looking all but indistinguishable on the shelf.

It is particularly bad when other publicity materials such as teaser posters have looked different and distinctive, but the final poster is floating heads so that potential audiences can see who stars in the film. Or even the theatrical posters have been distinctive, but the DVD art has the syndrome.

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10th Nov '16 7:22:45 PM Daisy06
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* Music/Phil Collins has his head in the red light on his ''No Jacket Required'' Album. Also appears in the music video for his greatest hit "In the Air Tonight" to intercut with Phil wandering down the corridor full of doors.

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* Music/Phil Collins PhilCollins has his head in the red light on his ''No Jacket Required'' Album. Also appears in the music video for his greatest hit "In the Air Tonight" to intercut with Phil wandering down the corridor full of doors.
10th Nov '16 7:22:03 PM Daisy06
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* Phil Collins' head in the red light on the ''No Jacket Required'' Album. Also appears in the music video for "In the Air Tonight" to intercut with Phil wandering down the corridor full of doors.

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* Phil Collins' Music/Phil Collins has his head in the red light on the his ''No Jacket Required'' Album. Also appears in the music video for his greatest hit "In the Air Tonight" to intercut with Phil wandering down the corridor full of doors.
10th Nov '16 7:20:52 PM Daisy06
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* Phil Collins' head in the red light on the ''No Jacket Required'' Album. Also appears in the music video for "In the Air Tonight" to intercut with Phil wandering down the corridor full of doors.
30th Oct '16 1:54:31 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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->--David Drayton, ''Film/TheMist''

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->--David Drayton, -->--'''David Drayton''', ''Film/TheMist''
30th Oct '16 1:53:47 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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->''"They could whip up some bad Photoshop poster in an afternoon. They do it all the time. Two big heads."''
->--David Drayton, ''Film/TheMist''
27th Oct '16 10:01:44 AM Dynamic_Ranger
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* Lampshaded in dialogue by ''Film/TheMist'': after a thunderstorm demolishes the main character's studio, destroying the (amazing) movie artwork he had been painting, he laments that instead of extending his deadline, the studio "could whip up some bad Photoshop poster in an afternoon. They do it all the time. Two big heads."

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* Lampshaded in dialogue by ''Film/TheMist'': after a thunderstorm demolishes the main character's studio, destroying the (amazing) movie artwork he had been painting, he laments that instead of extending his deadline, the studio "could whip up some bad Photoshop poster in an afternoon. They do it all the time. Two big heads."
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