History Main / FloatingHeadSyndrome

9th May '18 1:09:52 AM PaulA
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* All of the movies in the Walt Disney Home Video[=/=]Vault Disney Collection of [=DVDs=]. The ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' cover looks especially bad, with the protagonist's giant head appearing in the sky above a normal-sized Pollyanna.

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* All of the movies in the Walt Disney Home Video[=/=]Vault Disney Collection of [=DVDs=]. The ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' ''Film/{{Pollyanna|1960}}'' cover looks especially bad, with the protagonist's giant head appearing in the sky above a normal-sized Pollyanna.
2nd May '18 4:01:20 PM OnoderaTearer
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In many cases, the main film poster may be more creative because of the larger size it will be displayed at, but the vhs/dvd/blu-ray will have a more generic "main actor heads against a black background" design so that a potential consumer can see who is in the movie at a glance.

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In many cases, the main film poster may be more creative because of the larger size it will be displayed at, but the vhs/dvd/blu-ray VHD/DVD/Blu-Ray will have a more generic "main actor heads against a black background" design so that a potential consumer can see who is in the movie at a glance.



* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'': In addition to the floating heads, [[MisplacedNamesPoster the names are jumbled]], so that Daniel Day-Lewis is a hot chick and Cameron Diaz has cool moustache.
* All of the movies in the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/VaultDisneyCollection of [=DVDs=]. The ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' cover looks especially bad, with the protagonist's giant head appearing in the sky above a normal-sized Pollyanna.

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* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'': In addition to the floating heads, [[MisplacedNamesPoster the names are jumbled]], so that Daniel Day-Lewis is a hot chick and Cameron Diaz has a cool moustache.
* All of the movies in the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/VaultDisneyCollection Walt Disney Home Video[=/=]Vault Disney Collection of [=DVDs=]. The ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' cover looks especially bad, with the protagonist's giant head appearing in the sky above a normal-sized Pollyanna.



* The [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Bev-K0aSL._SY355_.jpg DVD cover]] for ''Film/MulhollandDrive''.

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* The [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Bev-K0aSL._SY355_.jpg DVD cover]] covers for ''Film/MulhollandDrive''.''Film/MulhollandDrive'' do this, up to and including Creator/TheCriterionCollection [[https://www.criterion.com/films/28050-mulholland-dr release]] with heads hovering over Hollywood - perhaps the worst offender in a label that otherwise tries to bring some style to this trope at worst (such as [[https://www.criterion.com/films/237-cries-and-whispers with]] ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'' [[https://www.criterion.com/films/553-solaris and]] ''Film/Solaris1972'') and averts it with artistic vengeance at their more common best.



* Film/TurkishDelight: Not on the poster picture as seen on the movies' [=TvTropes=] page, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Delight_(1973_film)#/media/File:Turkish_Delight_(film).jpg on the DVD cover]]: the two main characters' heads are really floating and tacked-onto the background.

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* Film/TurkishDelight: ''Film/TurkishDelight'': Not on the poster picture as seen on the movies' [=TvTropes=] page, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Delight_(1973_film)#/media/File:Turkish_Delight_(film).jpg on the DVD cover]]: the two main characters' heads are really floating and tacked-onto the background.



* When the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures started, there was no requirement for the cover to literally depict a scene from the book, and the cover from the first book in the series, ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTimewyrmGenesys Timewyrm: Genesys]]'', included the Doctor's head floating in midair. Years later, when the last book, ''The Dying Days'', was being written, there was a thought that it should have [[BookEnds a similar cover]]. Since it was now the convention that the cover ''should'' depict a scene from the book, the author added a sequence where the Doctor's HugeHolographicHead appeared over London. Then that scene wasn't used for the cover after all.

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* When the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' started, there was no requirement for the cover to literally depict a scene from the book, and the cover from the first book in the series, ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTimewyrmGenesys Timewyrm: Genesys]]'', included the Seventh Doctor's head floating in midair. Years later, when the last book, ''The Dying Days'', book starring the Seventh Doctor, ''Lungbarrow'', was being written, there was a thought that it should have [[BookEnds a similar cover]]. Since it was now the convention that the cover ''should'' depict a scene from the book, the author added a sequence where the Doctor's HugeHolographicHead appeared over London. Then that scene wasn't used for the cover after all.



* This was a common cover design for almost all of the Star Trek novels of the nineties.

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* This was a common cover design for almost all of the Star Trek ''Star Trek'' novels of the nineties.



** One of the Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration numbered novels, ''Imbalance'', had Crusher and Riker's heads floating over the Jarada's city.

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** One of the Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' numbered novels, ''Imbalance'', had Crusher and Riker's heads floating over the Jarada's city.



* ''FZero'' series has this, notably ''F-Zero X'', which features Captain Falcon's angry face on the center of the cover.

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* ''FZero'' The ''VideoGame/FZero'' series has this, notably ''F-Zero X'', which features Captain Falcon's angry face on the center of the cover.
18th Feb '18 1:20:18 PM nombretomado
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* Movies from TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation sometimes get covers with this to [[AllAnimationIsDisney follow Disney's suit]].

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* Movies from TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation sometimes get covers with this to [[AllAnimationIsDisney follow Disney's suit]].
16th Feb '18 10:12:46 PM nombretomado
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* 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.

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* PhilCollins Music/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.
26th Jan '18 7:11:41 PM Conradus
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* Spoofed for ''ComicBook/DamageControl'' Vol. 3 No. 1. ''How'' many times can we do the same floating heads cover?

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* Spoofed for ''ComicBook/DamageControl'' Vol. 3 No. 1. ''How'' "''How'' many times can we do the same floating heads cover?cover?"
24th Jan '18 4:25:42 AM Cryoclaste
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* The promotional posters for ''{{No Country for Old Men}}'' featured Llewelyn Moss as a tiny figure fleeing desperately from [[EvilOverlooker the looming visage of the inexorable Anton Chigurh]], the composition of [[http://www.amazon.com/Country-Old-Men-Vintage-International/dp/0307387135 the image]] reflecting the story's contemplation of trying in vain to outrun fate. For [[http://www.amazon.com/Country-Old-Men-Javier-Bardem/dp/B00118T63C the DVD cover]]? Floating Heads!

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* The promotional posters for ''{{No ''Film/{{No Country for Old Men}}'' featured Llewelyn Moss as a tiny figure fleeing desperately from [[EvilOverlooker the looming visage of the inexorable Anton Chigurh]], the composition of [[http://www.amazon.com/Country-Old-Men-Vintage-International/dp/0307387135 the image]] reflecting the story's contemplation of trying in vain to outrun fate. For [[http://www.amazon.com/Country-Old-Men-Javier-Bardem/dp/B00118T63C the DVD cover]]? Floating Heads!
23rd Nov '17 10:18:43 AM nombretomado
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* All the ''Franchise/StarWars'' {{DVD}}s released during the 2000s suffer from this.
* ''Film/GiveMyRegardsToBroadStreet'', 2000s {{DVD}} release -- taken to the minimalist extreme; the original posters also had a dash of this.

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* All the ''Franchise/StarWars'' {{DVD}}s UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}s released during the 2000s suffer from this.
* ''Film/GiveMyRegardsToBroadStreet'', 2000s {{DVD}} DVD release -- taken to the minimalist extreme; the original posters also had a dash of this.
23rd Nov '17 10:17:20 AM nombretomado
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A term referring to the tendency for FilmPosters and {{DVD}} cover art to have a black background with the faces of the lead actors above the name of the movie. Sometimes it is a simple one or two heads staring at you with other, film-specific, art in the foreground. Other times it is the entire cast in various stages of intensity... and nothing else. When done with the {{villain}}, it is EvilOverlooker. Often overlaps with SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou.

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A term referring to the tendency for FilmPosters and {{DVD}} UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} cover art to have a black background with the faces of the lead actors above the name of the movie. Sometimes it is a simple one or two heads staring at you with other, film-specific, art in the foreground. Other times it is the entire cast in various stages of intensity... and nothing else. When done with the {{villain}}, it is EvilOverlooker. Often overlaps with SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou.
21st Nov '17 6:25:41 PM PaulA
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* When the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures started, there was no requirement for the cover to literally depict a scene from the book, and the cover from the first book in the series included the Doctor's head floating in midair. Years later, when the last book was being written, there was a thought that it should have [[BookEnds a similar cover]]. Since it was now the convention that the cover ''should'' depict a scene from the book, the author added a sequence where the Doctor's HugeHolographicHead appeared over London. Then that scene wasn't used for the cover after all.

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* When the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures started, there was no requirement for the cover to literally depict a scene from the book, and the cover from the first book in the series series, ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTimewyrmGenesys Timewyrm: Genesys]]'', included the Doctor's head floating in midair. Years later, when the last book book, ''The Dying Days'', was being written, there was a thought that it should have [[BookEnds a similar cover]]. Since it was now the convention that the cover ''should'' depict a scene from the book, the author added a sequence where the Doctor's HugeHolographicHead appeared over London. Then that scene wasn't used for the cover after all.
6th Nov '17 5:17:07 AM LB7979
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* Film/TurkishDelight: Not on the poster picture as seen on the movies' [=TvTropes=] page, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Delight_(1973_film)#/media/File:Turkish_Delight_(film).jpg on the DVD cover]]: the two main characters' heads are really floating and tacked-onto the background.
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