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    9 More Minimalist Movie Posters You Can Pretend To Like

    Movie posters these days are all flash, no class. Photoshop vomit and tired cliches. What Hollywood fails to realize is that boiling a film down to a simple image just has, like, so much more impact. Check it out after the jump.

    Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to the common folk. What I tried to do here was boil each main character down to an essential color. Clint Eastwood is the good guy, so he's white; the bad guy is red, like Satan; and the ugly guy is lime green, because yuck, who likes lime green?

    The Dark Knight (2008)

    Again, sometimes a film can be boiled down to a simple idea, or iconic image. I used the bag of money with a dollar sign on it, because that's what gets taken in a bank robbery, and if you'll remember correctly, The Dark Knight starts off with a bank robbery.

    Braveheart (1995)

    Oftentimes, iconic imagery can be made strikingly fresh with geometric shapes. Here I used circles to represent the testicles that I'm still pretty sure William Wallace lost at the end of Braveheart.

    The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    The sequel to The Godfather. The only sequel to ever win an Academy Award for Best Picture. One of the greatest sequels of all time. What better way to emphasize these accolades than to prominently display the number 2? I used the Arabic numeral for a more modern context.

    Star Wars (1977)

    A juxtaposition of iconic imagery (the laser swords) and a literal interpretation of the title itself.

    The Departed (2006)

    The American remake of Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs to the common folk), The Departed takes place in Boston. The Red Sox are one of Boston's iconic sports teams.

    Casablanca (1942)

    A literal interpretation of the title gives the film a piece of iconic imagery that was unfortunately lacking. An underrated gem if you ask me.

    Up (2009)

    What more needs to be said?

    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Adapted from a Stephen King novel. The deserved winner of the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards. The #1 film on the Internet Movie Database. Sometimes, a title really just speaks for itself.

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