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Inception Movie Poster Looks Like Dark Knight Poster

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The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan's next project, Inception, opens next June, and like his last summer blockbuster, he's opted for a similar poster design.  As The Playlist quips, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

The poster for a movie is an important extension of the film itself.  Not only do you want to have a sales impact with cool design, it often helps to brand your film with a similar style as your previous work.  The Star Wars posters all followed the same basic form, so audiences would immediately know what they were looking at: a Star Wars product (or Indiana Jones, for that matter).  This is a bit different, as it appears the filmmaker is branding himself, but its effect is still valid (if a bit lazy).

What are some other iconic posters that have branded a film?  Anyone know what Inception is actually about?  Trailer.

"Its kind of a generic set up for a movie poster [...]

Exactly. If the subject is centered and you want your poster to "breathe", an actor placed in the center of a city street works everytime. The buildings each site of the road put emphazis on the Y axis (elevation), while the sky (Z) and the horizon (X) create distance. Everything is (almost) perfectly balanced.

If you're curious, I made a "FFFFFUUUUUUU" not too long ago about orange/blue contrasts on movie posters:
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Word of no day whatsoever: everytime.

(OK, completely off-topic, but Justin01 just reminded me of this complete non-word I've been seeing more and more lately.)
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"..he’s opted for a similar poster design."

I don't think so. I doubt a movie director oversees the marketing of a movie nowadays. Probably some clueless PR exec thought it might be a good idea...
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"Anyone know what Inception is actually about?"

It's about technology to manipulate dreams, so I guess it's another one of those films that confuses the viewer between what's real and what isn't, with a big twist at the end
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See also: Terminator the Sarah Conner Chronicles



They even use the same font.
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The thing with this poster is also that if you would zoom in on Leonardo Dicaprios face you can see the resemblance to director Christoper Nolan. Which seems to be a thing with this movie as previous behind the scenes photos of DiCaprio have a totally striking resemblance to the director himself.
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