Live Poll: Premiere Magazine's 25 Best Movie Posters Ever

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Before it ceased circulation, the late, great Premiere Magazine listed its "25 Best Movie Posters Ever." Which of these do you think is the greatest? 

All About Eve (1950) 
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1958) 
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) 
Downhill Racer (1969) 
Forbidden Planet (1956) 
42nd Street (1933) 
Gilda (1946) 
The Gold Rush (1925) 
Gun Crazy (1950) 
The Hitch-Hiker (1053) 
King Kong (1933) 
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) 
The Mummy (1932) 
Rosemary's Baby (1968) 
The Seven Year Itch (1955) 
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 
The Sin of Nora Moran (1933) 
Straw Dogs (1971) 
Sullivan's Travels (1941) 
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 
This Gun for Hire (1942) 
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 
Vertigo (1958) 
Yellow Submarine (1968) 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063295268
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Dh2DuAlJCUQ/
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Designed by Dazu - The poster for 1991's The Silence of the Lambs, designed by the ad agency Dazu, is as simple and disturbing as they come. Look very closely at the death's head moth covering star Jodie Foster's mouth, there appears to be an image of humans forming a skull on its back. Inspired by the famous Salvador Dali photograph of several naked women posed like a skull, the film's director Jonathan Demme is said to have suggested the surreal augmentation to the moth's natural skull-like markings.

Good back story.


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Vertigo
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Is that the picture of 2001 they picked as best movie poster? Lol, seriously, I don't care if it represents life, but that staring foetus face scares the hell out of me.
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He's coming for YOU, ElMo!

Yes, these are the specific posters they chose.

PS - Foetus Face sounds like a Dick Tracy villain. :D
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Hey, I was serious, your warning is almost as scary as the picture, I didn't need a nightmare fuel before going to sleep...

... I like the Straw Dogs one, as a bespectacled person (half the time), I relate to this image as  glasses have always been associated to some social handicap, the ones that make you look like a nerd anyway, and their broken represents a pivotal moment in a bad-ass way.

I don't see what's so great about the King Kong one, it's a movie about a scary giant ape and the poster features a scary giant ape, are Premiere staff members that impressed that they had good drawers in the '30s?
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Well, here's what they said about it. I assume it's partially a historical thing.

Designed by S. Barret McCormick and Bob Sisk - Star power being what it is, 1933's King Kong merely needed a big ape to sell itself. Yet S. Barret McCormick and Bob Sisk did the artwork for the iconic ape, based on the production sketches of Mario Larrinaga and Byron Crabbe. The image of the creature terrorizing humans against the backdrop of the New York skyline represented nature versus the machine age at its most extreme.
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I hope you don't mind me bumping a bunch of your old stuff, Jen?
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Instead of making them you can take the weekend and just answer!

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Any you find that are worth bumping, please feel free. But I probably won't take the weekend off from making new suggestions. 
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Not suggestions, just making new polls. Everyone needs a break!
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Also don't be so sensitive. Nowhere did I mention that you not make them. We don't have a problem. Cool?
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Jen, please remove the period in the title.
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Done.
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 
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