Do these look familiar?

By: Brian Glazer - Published: • References: cinemablend & underworldmagazines
1.) Back to the Camera
Don’t call it a come back, the Back to the Camera movie poster, the first of three movie poster trends, has been one of the most recognizable poster design layouts since they stopped being hand painted pictures of Humphrey Bogart. Aside from this fact, it is coming on strong out of the gate. With some of the most anticipated movies of 2013 embracing Back to the Camera as their main campaign posters (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Evil Dead)

2.) Here’s the guy who kills everybody, and the weapon he uses
A staple of the "Action", "Horror", and "Jason Statham" film genres, 2013 has almost as many examples of this movie poster trend as Back to the Camera. The main character, preferably in a mid-frame photograph, holding the weapon he will use to get rid of all the nameless henchmen they need to in order to get the girl. (Bullet to the Head, A Good Day To Die Hard, Parker, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D)

3.) Minimalist
Ever since Mad Men came on with that awesome little minimalist title sequence, then everybody saw the opening to Catch Me If You Can again and thought "Oh cool, just like Mad Men"; Minimalist art and design has had a resurgence in media. The phrase Less is More has been imprinted in peoples heads ever since those beer commercials, and when used properly in movie posters, the entire thing takes on a more artistic feel or capture a subtlety to induce intrigue. (Now You See Me, The Wolverine, 42: The Jackie Robinson Story)

Implications - When it comes to the industry that is "Hollywood" and everything it represents, "Trends" are what dictates what it produces. Did we really need 8 years solid of Hugh Grant movies? No, but the focus groups, market research, presentations, and production companies followed where the public was going. Lucky enough for Hugh, everyone was so depressed by the end of the 90’s they would do anything to feel good again. The point being made here is that when it comes to movies, the movie poster is a pure example of how Hollywood works. In film school you learn that every script, if not derived from another story, follows a basic outline. No matter what. Every genre has its own predicable outlines, and even the most uneducated movie goer can see this reflected, in the movie posters. Stats for Top 3 Movie Poster Trends of 2013 Trending: Older & Chilly
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