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Use of props
Release date and other info
Here we have a poster for the movie ‘Planet Terror’. In the poster they
use the space well, leaving lots around the character to connote that she
is independent and alone.
The image that they use if of a female that is key in the casting. Putting
her by herself makes her seem isolate and alone. They also darken out her
face, showing the audience that she is obviously mysterious an has a dark
nature, giving off the vibe that she is the antagonist.
The props and costume that they also use is important. The use of the gun
for a leg shows us that the weapon is part of her, making her seem
dominant and aggressive. The costume that the character is also important,
as she has very little on and is very revelling, telling us that the
target audience is primarily men as they are trying to use sexualisation
to entice the viewer to watch.
The text used is also a major part in how the poster stands out. The
caption ‘Fully loaded’ tells the audience that it is to do with guns, and
that it will be action packed throughout. The way that the Masthead is
also set at a backwards angle and that the colour is a red on black, makes
it stand out off the page and seems like it is coming towards you. This is
effective in attracting the attention of the passer-by to gain recognition
for the movie.
This poster is conventional as it follow the route of the eye, making it
easier and more pleasant for the eye to take in the information. It also
has a main picture of one of the key characters, showing you what the main
character looks like. It also has the date at the bottom of the poster,
allowing you to know when it is coming out so you can go watch it in the
Here we have the poster for ‘Unborn’. This is a good example of a
The image they use if of both the protagonist and the antagonist, setting the
scene and showing you who to look out for instantly. They also try and pull
the men in who is primarily a horror movies target audience by having her in
her underwear, making it sexual and appeal to the male nature.
The colours they use are blue and dark, showing you that it is depressing and
scary, trying to make you see immediately just by noticing the shading and
the colouration that the movie is a horror from the start.
The text used for the poster is also very conventional. The slogan used is
‘Evil will do anything to live’ which automatically tells the audience that
this movie is a horror, and give a vague idea of what the movie storyline is
The props in this image is pretty much just a mirror, but this is to connote
that the antagonist is always following the protagonist or that they exist in
another dimension that we can not see. This is to strike fear into the
audience by making them think that the antagonist is always behind them.
This poster is conventional in the way that it follows the route of the eye,
contains a slogan, has a Billing Block and the image sticks to conventions.
This is a good example of what I should do for my poster when creating one
for my own media production.
Here we have the poster for ‘Friday 13th’, this is a bad example for a poster
to advertise a movie. The reason that the directors and producers have made
this as a poster is that the mask is seen to be well recognised throughout
the movie world, making it okay for them to do so.
The image for the poster is just of the antagonists mask. This helps tell the
audience recognise the movie so takes away the use of text and also draws
attention directly to the poster.
The colours that are used is primarily black, this shows you that it is a
dark and mysterious mood to the movie and that the actions of the character
will be erratic and hard to follow,