A movie poster is a poster used to advertise a film. Studios often print several posters that vary in size and content for various domestic and international markets. They normally contain an image with text. Today’s posters often feature photographs of the main actors. Prior to the 1990s, illustrations instead of photos were far more common. The text on film posters usually contains the film title in large lettering and often the names of the main actors. It may also include a tag line, the name of the director, names of characters, the release date, etc.
Film posters are displayed inside and on the outside of movie theaters, and elsewhere on the street or in shops. The same images appear in the film exhibitor’s pressbook and may also be used on websites, DVD (and historically VHS) packaging, flyers, advertisements in newspapers and magazines, etc.
Queen wrote the original soundtracks for 2 movies: Flash Gordon (1980) and Highlander (1986). Freddie Mercury collaborated for the original soudtrack for Metropolis (1984), a new restoration and edit of the film (originally by 1927) made by Giorgio Moroder. Moroder’s version of the film was tinted throughout, featured additional special effects, subtitles instead of intertitles and a pop soundtrack instead of a traditional score. It was the first serious attempt made at restoring Metropolis to Lang’s original vision.
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