Fight Club poster

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I think the primary image for Fight Club should be changed but my suggestions have been rejected. I'd be grateful if this could be reconsidered.

The current primary image (rm769857280) is a fairly bad quality image. Compare it with rm1768506368 which is a much cleaner and better quality image. The current primary image is covered in dark patches - on Brad Pitt's neck, on Edward Norton. The current primary image also has poor resolution and is slightly discoloured.

With this in mind I think the primary image should be changed to either:

rm1768506368 - as mentioned above, this is more or less the same poster but better quality

or rm1500136448 - arguably a more iconic poster with a better design. The image is very high quality.
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Changing the primary image to rm1500136448 is probably out of the question, due to IMDb customs regarding "iconic" posters. Making a decision about whether to keep rm769857280 or instate rm1768506368 is an interesting question, since they contain variations of the same graphic, but the latter would be out of the question if it is not a theatrical poster (as is never distributed to and bulletined in cinemas), again due to IMDb customs. So, I'm not sure but simply trying to provide insight.
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Fair point but I think they both recently used to be the primary image so they shouldn't be out of the question.
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Hi, Aaron. Good point. Maybe the IMDb data editors had not yet finalized their decision back then.
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Hi Aaron -

As Jeorj mentioned above, we will display the primary image of the most iconic and widely-recognized poster with the best quality.  If you have already submitted requests to change the primary to the other poster (with fewer shading) and it has been rejected, this means that our editors have determined the existing image is the more recognizable poster for the title.
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Hi Michelle,

Thanks for the response but I still think the primary image should be changed to rm590641920 - it is exactly the same poster but the image is objectively much better quality.

The current primary is an edited version of rm590641920. Basically, someone has taken the original image and altered the levels of contrast and colour. As a result, the quality of the image has badly deteriorated compared to the original. The bottom and sides of the poster have also been cropped slightly.

I can think of no other film, let alone one as popular as Fight Club, that has such a poor quality image for its primary. IMDb is usually very good at choosing primary images.
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"Basically, someone has taken the original image and altered the levels of contrast and colour." How do we know that?
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You can tell because all physical copies of the poster (as well as DVDs) look like rm590641920.

Pleased to see the primary image has finally been changed.
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I recently added an even better quality image of the current primary poster: rm1412004864. My suggestion for it to be made the primary was rejected, though. I think the difference in quality is considerable and IMDb's policy is to use the best quality image of a poster, so could this be reconsidered and rm1412004864 be made the primary? It has much higher clarity and resolution - notice how much clearer the billing and credit block are. Thanks.
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Aaron, please post the reference number of the "suggest" update.
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#181007-142109-121702
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Would appreciate a response from IMDb. The contribution guidelines state that the best quality image of a poster should be used as the primary, so there is really no reason why this shouldn't be approved.