MAGAZINES ANDMOVIE POSTERS          By Danielle McGrath
MOVIE POSTERS Usually with film posters, the potential audience are given a generalised overview of what the film is about...
CONVENTIONS OF A POSTER           SCREAM (1996)                          This poster for „Scream‟                         ...
CONVENTIONS OF A POSTER         PROM NIGHT (2008)                               This poster for „Prom Night‟              ...
CONVENTIONS OF A POSTER           CARRIE (1976)                             This poster for „Carrie‟ creates              ...
FAVOURITE MOVIE POSTER                 The poster for „Halloween‟ is                 incredibly effective. The contrast   ...
Colour schemeCONVENTIONS OF A MAGAZINE                                                                     Pull quote     ...
CONVENTIONS OF A MAGAZINE                          TOTAL FILMMasthead: The masthead is in abold font, that looks disjointe...
Button: The button on this cover is „YourEssential Guide To The Year‟s Must-SeeMovies‟. The fact that the last line is in ...
Colour scheme: This issue doesn‟t really havea colour scheme however, the white titles standout against the background. Th...
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Film Posters and Magazine Analysis

  1. 1. MAGAZINES ANDMOVIE POSTERS By Danielle McGrath
  2. 2. MOVIE POSTERS Usually with film posters, the potential audience are given a generalised overview of what the film is about. Film posters are often released with at least one of the main characters in the centre to entice potential audiences to come and see the film. This factor adds some sort of appeal to the film as the audience are given a glimpse of who‟s in the film as well as what the genre of the film is.
  3. 3. CONVENTIONS OF A POSTER SCREAM (1996) This poster for „Scream‟ instantly puts me on edge. The Tagline contrast between the black and white and the small speck of colour on the girl‟s eyes represents innocence and honesty that is eventually lot. Main image The fact that both the tagline and the title are white makes the film ambiguous. Although the audience can tell that this Title film is of the horror genre, we‟re unaware of what weapon the killer uses. The title „Scream‟ instantly tells the audience that this film is a horror movie.
  4. 4. CONVENTIONS OF A POSTER PROM NIGHT (2008) This poster for „Prom Night‟ has a big impact on audiences. The main image is of a girl (potentially the final girl) screaming representing the Main image horror genre. The red writing used for the title stands out against the rest of the poster with connotations of blood and possibly a series of killings in one „night‟. The close-up of the girl also gives us a feeling of the unknown as we can only Title see half of her face. The tagline „A Night To Die For‟ again Tagline suggests that there‟s going to be death and it‟s going to be set on one particular night.
  5. 5. CONVENTIONS OF A POSTER CARRIE (1976) This poster for „Carrie‟ creates a big impact on its audience. Tagline The main image is of Carrie however, the placement of the two images could represent a split personality; the good and Main image the evil. The colour of the title and the tagline depicts connotations of blood and Title death; symbolising that this film is part of the horror genre.
  6. 6. FAVOURITE MOVIE POSTER The poster for „Halloween‟ is incredibly effective. The contrast of the orange and the black immediately evokes the idea that it‟s based around Halloween (and of course the title instantly tells us that) and the ambiguity of the poster ensures that the audience have no idea who the killer is or who the victims are. The tagline „The Night He Came Home!‟ puts the audience on edge as we‟re wondering who „He‟ is. The way that the murder weapon has been incorporated so it looks like a pumpkin (as well as a face) gives you the idea that this film is a part of the horror genre however, it plays on the elements of what we enjoyed doing as children.
  7. 7. Colour schemeCONVENTIONS OF A MAGAZINE Pull quote Selling line Main image Cover lineMasthead Other images Button
  8. 8. CONVENTIONS OF A MAGAZINE TOTAL FILMMasthead: The masthead is in abold font, that looks disjointed anddamaged to create emphasis onwhat the film on the front cover isabout. By having a big and boldtitle, it‟s easy for consumers to seeit in stores.Cover line: The cover line is„Massive 2011 Preview‟ whichinstantly hooks the reader as ittakes up a third of the page. It‟s thefirst thing the consumer will see.Selling line: The selling line is„The Modern Guide To Movies‟.This is featured on every copy ofTotal Film which encourages thereader to buy the magazine.
  9. 9. Button: The button on this cover is „YourEssential Guide To The Year‟s Must-SeeMovies‟. The fact that the last line is in boldsuggests that you don‟t want to miss thisarticle; hooking the reader.Main image: The main image is of the cast of„SuckerPunch‟. The cast takes up almost theentire front cover making them the exclusivepurpose of this issue. All of the actress arelooking directly at the reader which entices theconsumer and encourages them to buy themagazine.Other images: There are also other images ofdifferent movies coming up like Transformers 3and Captain America. This issue is suitable forall viewers as they display different genres onthe front cover giving others a chance to readabout their favourite movies even if they‟re notthe „exclusive‟.
  10. 10. Colour scheme: This issue doesn‟t really havea colour scheme however, the white titles standout against the background. The mixture oforanges, yellows and whites represent powerwhich is what the cast of „SuckerPunch‟ areportraying.Pull quote: The pull quote „“It‟s Alice inWonderland… with machine guns.” – ZackSnyder‟ gives the reader a first impression ofwhat‟s inside the magazine and what thepurpose of the main article is. It again, enticesthe consumer.

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