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Best Movie Poster of 2007

I’ve got a healthy interest in movie posters. Over at Internet Movie Poster Awards, they’ve revealed their top 5 posters of 2007. And while I tend to think they made some alright choices, we’re perhaps not entirely in sync on the details.

Now I agree with Black Snake Moan, even if the poster didn’t match the movie (which is worth seeing). And the Zodiac poster is pretty cool too, though not quite as a cool as the director’s cut DVD cover. Premonition is a beautiful poster, but Sweeney Todd I don’t really know about. It’s not bad, but it doesn’t do anything for me either (guess which poster they chose as numero uno?).

But, why choose the double-bill poster for Grindhouse, when the individual posters are infinitely cooler. Two characters posters from Planet Terror:

Planet Terror

Planet Terror

Not to mention this piece of art from Death Proof, easily one of the best posters in recent years:

Death Proof

As well as this variant:

Death Proof

And as a double bill poster for Grindhouse, I’ve gotta say I prefer this to the one they picked, but hey:

Grindhouse Double Bill Poster

Not to mention Machete, though strictly speaking, that’s not a movie… yet:

Machete

And while the final poster= for The Invasion isn’t worth mention, the teaser poster is one brilliant piece of marketing (and it didn’t even make the teaser list):

Invasion

And of course the gorgeously filmed and acted, though somewhat climatically crippled epic of Elisabeth: The Golden Age:

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

I would also list Smokin’ Aces, which had some downright awesome posters in its portfolio, but while IMPAwards has it listed in its 2007 catalogue, it’s a 2006 movie according to IMDB:

Smokin' Aces

Oh, and let’s not forget 28 Weeks Later (a surprisingly effective followup):

28 Weeks Later

And not that I argue the choice to leave them out, but honorable mentions to to this Bourne poster for its badditude and Michael Clayton and Gone Baby Gone for their stylishness.

Be sure to check out my Movie Poster flickr set and my new Kubrick poster set.