HIERARCHY – The hierarchy in this poster hasbeen excessively concentrated on. Our eyesstruck on the word “Inception” written incapitalized font with the colour red that has aconnotation of violence and danger. Thisshows the audience a form of deception isperceived within this film.Below the title “Inception” we have “Fromthe director of The Dark Knight” which alsowas a success due to its creativity and highbox-office sales. This encourages Nolan fansto watch the movie “Inception”. Above thetitle “Inception” we see the main character ineye level at the centre of the poster DomCobb known as Leonardo DiCaprio. Thisalerts the audience that a successful BAFA-leading actor is playing the leading role in amovie which will encourage fans to watch thefilm.
THEME – The theme of the poster isdark, contrasting with the actors clothing.The resemblance of this is to stick with theideology of the word “Inception” fulfilling it’sideal purpose of people dressed smartly butdoing things undercover. “Inception” thathas a red colour with sharp clear font and aconnotation of danger fits with the theme ofthe poster. Behind the actors it’s bright butcoming nearer to the actors it’s dark. Thisrepresents the title “Inception” is serious as itdarkens towards the front of the poster.CREDITS – These are displayed at the bottomof the poster to give credit to those whocontributed towards the film. The mostimportant person of the film is written on thelast line Christopher Nolan. Likewise for TheDeparted poster, the director is displayed atthe bottom to express importance of themain person who created the film.