Trying to balance my love for books, writing, gaming, nature, photography, TV shows, art and film in my spare time is a challenge. If your explanation of your day-to-day hobbies is a mouthful, then I’m sure it’s safe to say that it’s a bit of a task in the real world, too.
#FirstWorldProblems, right? I sound like such a spoon.
I just love immersing myself in my hobbies. Luckily, every single one of them can be shared with the love of my life and best friend, Matt, so it’s not hard to find the balance between home life and hobbies – this seems to be the issue for most people, when hobbies are discussed. Instead, it’s just a tough one for me to decide what hobby I want to play with each day!
I don’t just love a bit of everything, I love everything completely. Yes, I’m a bookworm – I could build myself a blanket fort, drag in a crate of books and stay in there for days. I’m also a blogger – my days are filled with ideas, inspiration and an urge to write from morning to night. Then there’s photography – my camera is my sidekick, my third eye and it never leaves my side. I don’t do anything half-heartedly, really. I give everything my all and, today, that everything is film.
Here are, what I believe to be, the most iconic and most striking film posters of all time!
127 Hours | The Truman Show | Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The use of colour in all three of these posters are the reason they’re so striking. 127 Hours is my personal favourite here – your eyes are quickly drawn to the struggle right in the center of the image, which is split between the looming-night sky and the hot red stone. The Truman Show cleverly combines bright colours with a myriad of stills from the film. It comes across pretty positive… despite what actually happens. The Star Wars poster uses a tradition combination of “good guys” blue and “bad guys” red. It’s simple, and it works!
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman | Casablanca | Singin’ in the Rain
I think illustrated film posters are wonderful and I’d love to see this style of poster return! All three could similarly find a place in my “colour” section – they’re full of it. How interesting that they are have a primary focus on yellow!
A Clockwork Orange | Buried | Trainspotting
Let me just say, Buried is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. It’s incredibly, almost intolerably, tense and Ryan Reynolds is perfect. The poster is just as impressive and it creates a similarly claustrophobic feel. I haven’t seen either of the other two films (I know, I’m terrible!) but I can completely appreciate how unique they both are.
American Beauty | GoodFellas | Forrest Gump
Sometimes, simplicity is the way to go.
Inception | Pulp Fiction | Titanic
Although I love every single one of the movie posters I’ve featured, a certain few have a stronger place in my heart. Out of my selection of favourites are these three goodies. Inception – which also happens to be one of my favourite films – has an incredible poster and DVD cover. It’s mysterious, it hints at the complexity of the story line and it introduces all main characters. I love that. Pulp Fiction is just… Pulp Fiction. It’s a fantastic film with a just as great poster. Last, but not least, is Titanic. The poster is just as romantic as the movie itself, yet the famous passenger liner noticeably looms over the couple… I’m sure we all know it doesn’t end well.
What are your favourite movie posters?
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