Name that Movie!

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Picked up a rather awesome book the other day – The Art of the Modern Movie Poster.  It features movie posters from around the world (but for well-known movies) and it’s fascinating to see how some of these films are ‘translated’ by artists from different countries.  And as I was paging through the book I realized that I’d have a hard time even guessing what movie some were from.  So, with that in mind, here’s a little quiz.  Several posters from the book are shown below but with, in many cases, identifying information obscured.  Name the movies that go with them.  (Yeah, there are several unobscured/obvious ones too that I just added because I think they’re cool!)

 

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UPDATE: Here’s all the same posters with the obfuscation removed:

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25 thoughts on “Name that Movie!

  1. I have a few movie poster books as well, not to mention numerous sheets in the closet waiting to get framed! I love the interpretive poster art and really wish US studios would return to this style. These excite and intrigue me about a movie, while the standard photoshop’d heads next to each other illicit no response whatsoever and look the exact same as the next poster. We need a return to art!

  2. Oh and I’ll say 11: Apoc Now and 12: Carpenter’s The Thing. I know I’ve seen 6 before and love that poster, but I’m blanking on what it’s from. 10 is also a beautiful poster – History of Violence?

      • Ah, I remember 6 now: Its a interesting take on Star Wars. Those wacky Russians :)

        I remember 5 as well, but I’m curious if anyone can guess that one as the imagery really has nothing to do with the movie, so I’ll remain quiet.

        Going to have to google 10, that ones bugging me!

  3. #10 indian jones?

    #3 jaws 2?

    #6 is my favorite but NO idea…or maybe some idea but love the design unto itself…

  4. #2 King Kong
    #3 Jaws2
    #4 Planet of the Apes
    #7 Terminator
    #8 Godzilla
    #9 Kill Bill vol 2
    #11 The Hulk?
    #12 Transformers
    #13 Star Trek (yeah, obvious)(great poster!)
    #14 The Big Lebowski
    #15 The Art of War

    I’m not good at this, so just guessing, but fun, Ron! Love your ‘curmudeoning’ on TWIP.

  5. #1 Raiders of the Lost Arch
    #2 King Kong
    #3 Jaws II
    #4 Planet of the Apes
    #5 The creature from the black lagoon ?
    #6 Tron?
    #7 Terminator
    #8 Godzilla
    #9 Kill Bill II
    #10 Blade Runner?
    #11 Apocalypse Now. Nice! The little helicopter gave it away.
    #12 Dear Hunter?
    #13 Star Trek
    #14 The Big Labowski
    #15 Romeo and Juliet
    #16 Wow WTF?

    Awesome posters Ron!

  6. OK, you got me, I should be doing many other things but try this:

    1 Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2 Planet of the Apes
    3 Jaws 2
    4 Planet of the Apes
    5 Alien
    6 Star Wars
    7 Terminator
    8 Godzilla
    9 Kill Bill vol 2
    10 Once Upon A Time in America
    11 Apocalypse Now
    12 The Thing
    13 Star Trek
    14 The Big Lebowski
    15 The Godfather
    16 The Birds

    • Annddddd….. We have a Winner! I think that gets all of them. Surprised you got The Birds… suspect you own a copy of this book! :-)

  7. 1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    2. King Kong
    3. Jaws 2
    4. Planet of the Apes
    5. Alien
    6. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (?)
    7. Terminator
    8. Godzilla
    9. Kill Bill vol 2
    10. Once Upon A Time in America
    11. Apocalpsye Now
    12. John Carpenter’s The Thing
    13. Star Trek The Motion Picture
    14. Big Lebowski
    15. Godfather 2
    16. I HAVE NO IDEA

  8. Ok here goes….

    1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    2. King Kong
    3. Jaws 2
    4. Planet of the Apes
    5. Alien
    6. Star Wars
    7. Terminator
    8. Godzilla
    9. Kill Bill Vol 2
    10. Invisible Man
    11. Apocalypse Now
    12. The Thing
    13. Star Trek
    14. The Big Lebowski
    15. Romeo and Juliet
    16. Starman (its a bit of a wild guess!)

    Great posters!!!

  9. Hi, great site you have. I Certainly will look more at this site from now on. Also fun to see that people are still guessing although the right answers are provided already ;-) I must admit that I didn’t know most of the posters.

    Perhaps I can invite your audience to have a look at the paintings of a spanish friend of mine, Jimi. He has a special style and I help him to promote him a little bit. As I have no clue about art it would be nice to hear someone elses opinion.

    If you like to help out then please check http://forolibre.es and leave a comment if you like/dislike it.

    Thanks,

    René

  10. #6 is the Russian poster for Star Wars A New Hope, it’s supposed to be a puma like version of Darth Vader. They had a couple other really weird ones for SW’s over in Russia.

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