Essay on Film Posters

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It is interesting when discussing film posters to examine the roles the play in today’s modern day society. Film posters have a diverse variety of uses such as to advertise an upcoming film and to add to the anticipation and excitement for its release date, which would boost their cinema attendance and DVD sales. Film posters usually contain examples of different persuasive and informative techniques, such as a: Title (a title is a persuasive and informative technique, it is hard to differentiate between the techniques a title uses because it is being informative by telling the audience the films name, but the title can also be persuasive because it can be used to subtly hint the genre and plot of the film which could entice …show more content…
The poster uses a variety of different techniques such as a title, a persuasive tag line, a mysterious glowing egg with a crack of light coming from it and some sort of extra-terrestrial mesh, which resides at the bottom of the poster. The poster does not use any informative techniques apart form its title. I believe that the target audience is 15-40 year old males, who are interested into extra-terrestrial horror. On the other hand I believe the target audience could be anybody with an inquisitive, curious mind, who was confused by the image and wants to find out what it is. I believe that my first suggestion is correct because the tag line and the title both suggest that the film involves extra terrestrial activity. What mainly support this suggestion is the title, if you would see a movie title entitled ‘Alien’ you would definitely think it ii about extra-terrestrial activities. In this poster I like the tag lines and title because they are very persuasive and they suit the film. I also like the images because they were genre related and would entice and excite the audience.
The second film poster I am going to discuss is entitled ‘Home Alone’ 1990. The poster uses a wider variety than the previous

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