Everyone keep talking about classic 80s movies recently with the freshest trend for this period of our past. Many series shot, illustrations carried out, and songs recorded. But how about the art of 80s movie posters everyone’s surely forgotten about?
All these contemporary movie remakes, second parts 20 years later from the first ones — no wonder sometimes people refer to the modern times as ‘nostalgia generation’, nothing less. I’d love to engage in a discussion of its pros and cons but I guess there’s more sense is just admiring the cultural heritage. So I’m surely alluding to my 80s movie posters compilation.
It’s the topic where the imagination gets the carte blanche for any twisted sci-fi idea. The exuberance of dominant blue color in the majority of these old movie posters, probably, has something to deal with space and mysterious shining. The exception is the novel-based ‘1984’ in very communist-reminding stylistics. ‘Brazil’ and ‘The Blade Runner’ are classic 80’s movies, having the purple shades in common. And lots, lots of greyish black!
These 80s movie posters, touching upon the people’s life during the most horrible events humanity has faced are packed with military items, gloomy and ‘dirty’ colors.
Epic Biopics and Historical Dramas
So different stories as well as the 80s movie posters themselves. Here’s that enigmatic Elephant Man in ephemeral worn press style, crown of thorns and a spilled blood of saint Jesus, and child’s drawing of John Lennon movie. Oh and minimalistic patriotism of ‘The right stuff’! Iconic movie posters for iconic cinema.
Drama and comedy in 1980 movies
More colourful and vivid images to make the audience anticipate the story. I won’t go through all of these old movie posters, I’ll just praise their brilliant idea and concepts instead.
Crazy fonts and tons of comic books romantics. The 80s movie posters so-called ‘with sound’: you look at them and already play the main theme soundtracks in your head.
Brutal Thriller and Crime Plots
Practically, three different 1980 movies having only one thing in common: crimes disclosure and geometric line cuts on their posters. ‘Scarface’ as a comics tribute, ‘The Blues Brothers’ ridiculing the goofball brothers, and ‘Jagged Edge’ where the poster justifies the name of a movie.
Here the above-mentioned blue colors in all their transparency and intensiveness come in these 80s movie posters as reverberations of night (the most scary time of the day), darkness, and ghosts. Not horrific enough for you? Well, some of them have blood in them, so there you have it.
Hope I’ve managed to remind you of some long-forgotten 1980 movies, reveal the iconic movie posters you haven’t seen for some reason and, possibly, enriched your ‘must watch’ movie list.