Jaws Poster

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Why has the iconic poster for Jaws (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/mediaviewer/rm3840875264) been replaced with what looks like fan art (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/mediaviewer/rm3607303680) for the primary poster?
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Aaron

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Posted 2 years ago

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jenner

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Oh dear this is bad, how did that become the official poster.
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In fact, the same problem exists with The Shining as well! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/mediaviewer/rm2518225920 is being used as the primary poster instead of the film's actual poster: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/mediaviewer/rm2224438784.

And with Taxi Driver, the primary poster (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075314/mediaviewer/rm899157248) is low resolution and too dark; surely http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075314/mediaviewer/rm4200085760 is a better choice?

There must be somebody at IMDb whose job is to assign primary posters, so perhaps this could be passed on to them? It should be easy to fix this...
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No reasonable person could claim that the posters I have taken issue with here are 'the most representative'. Perhaps the member of staff responsible for these choices is working in the wrong department.
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Time for a staff meeting and a restructure of duties you reckon.
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With Poster Services, after paying for an image, I used to be able to designate the primary image.  Is this option still available?
No. While all title images are now free, we do not support explicit primary image designation. In general (excluding staff and studio designated primary images), the first poster added to the title will become the primary.  We are currently investigating additional ways to ensure the most representative image for the title is the primary image.

We hope to announce a solution to this within the next few months. 
8 months ago
 
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Hi Aaron,

Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. This is unacceptable. We have cut a ticket to investigate the root cause and prevent this from happening again.
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Thanks! I really appreciate you sorting this out so promptly.
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No problem, glad to be of service!