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8th May '17 2:42:35 PM Golondrina
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* A slipcase edition of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was simply a flaming Earth with WillSmith's head floating above it. Thankfully, the ''actual'' cover remains the same.

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* A slipcase edition of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was simply a flaming Earth with WillSmith's Creator/WillSmith's head floating above it. Thankfully, the ''actual'' cover remains the same.
28th Apr '17 7:08:47 PM eroock
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-->--'''David Drayton''', ''Film/TheMist''

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-->--'''David -->-- '''David Drayton''', ''Film/TheMist''
21st Mar '17 4:22:17 PM nombretomado
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* The DVD version of ''Deadfall'' features the floating heads of Michael Biehn, NicolasCage, and Sarah Trigger. There's a minor case of CoversAlwaysLie to boot: Presumably for the sake of keeping him recognizable, the Cage head is a more recent, clean shaven photo. However, in the film itself, Cage has a mustache and spends most of the time wearing sunglasses.

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* The DVD version of ''Deadfall'' features the floating heads of Michael Biehn, NicolasCage, Creator/NicolasCage, and Sarah Trigger. There's a minor case of CoversAlwaysLie to boot: Presumably for the sake of keeping him recognizable, the Cage head is a more recent, clean shaven photo. However, in the film itself, Cage has a mustache and spends most of the time wearing sunglasses.
11th Mar '17 4:26:38 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.impawards.com/2010/last_song.html One of the posters]] for the MileyCyrus romance movie ''Literature/TheLastSong'' might just contain the most ''literal'' example ever of Floating Head Syndrome. Liam's Hemsworth's face is shown in profile, framed against the sun, with his neck cut off at the base of his jaw and skull, making it absolutely nothing but a floating decapitated head.

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* [[http://www.impawards.com/2010/last_song.html One of the posters]] for the MileyCyrus Music/MileyCyrus romance movie ''Literature/TheLastSong'' might just contain the most ''literal'' example ever of Floating Head Syndrome. Liam's Hemsworth's face is shown in profile, framed against the sun, with his neck cut off at the base of his jaw and skull, making it absolutely nothing but a floating decapitated head.
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.

black.
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.
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