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Sunglasses at Night

April 11, 2005posterwirePosters3
Lolita movie poster

Lolita movie poster

Characters wearing sunglasses on movie posters

What could be better than “Big Heads” on a movie poster? The answer is obvious: “Big Heads Wearing Sunglasses” on a movie poster, silly. Actors wearing sunglasses in a piece of key art can help establish a character, especially when that look is featured in the film itself. Sunglasses are also one of the few examples of a product placement making it onto a one-sheet poster. For example, did Tom Cruise wearing Ray Bans in the film poster for Risky Business help drive sales of the Wayfarer style sunglasses? Yes. Woody Harrleson’s small rimmed specs in Natural Born Killers? Not so much.

From The Aviator wearing Aviators, to Kate Hudson looking Almost Famous, shades seem to be everywhere. This is especially true in science fiction, as all killer cyborgs, secret government agents, and everyone inside the Matrix are required to be wearing sunglasses.

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3 Comments

  1. ScottApril 14, 2005 at 11:07 AMReply

    I love this poster. Very striking. Regrettably I’m not a fourteen year old girl, so I can’t hang it in my apartment.

  2. FMsaziriMay 8, 2005 at 1:28 AMReply

    Maybe it’s just a mere coincidence, but this poster bears quite a resemblance with The Convent poster…
    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1111079-convent/dvd.php?select=3

  3. MeJune 30, 2008 at 10:46 AMReply

    Still looks cool & befits the film… while the Matrix poster was never that great. And I don’t remember any of the others…

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