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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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A film poster is a poster used to advertise a film. Use of such posters goes back to the earliest public exhibitions of film, where they began as outside placards listing the programme of (short) films to be shown inside the hall or theater. By the early 1900s, they began to feature illustrations of a scene from each individual film.

Film posters belong to the paratext of a film.

Notable film-poster artists

Examples: Blade Runner, The Lion King, Jurassic Park
Examples: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Sting
Examples: Vertigo, The Shining
Examples: The Wicked Lady, Mad Max
Examples: Ferry to Hong Kong, The Living Daylights (film)
Examples: Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Time Machine (1960 film)[2]
Examples: A Fistful of Dollars
Examples: Von Ryan's Express, Zulu Dawn, The Land That Time Forgot
Examples: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Viva Max!, Kelly's Heroes
Examples: From Russia With Love (film) (British) Carry On Up the Jungle
Examples: What's New Pussycat?
Examples: The Enforcer (1976 film), For Your Eyes Only (film)
Examples: Dr. No (film), The Sand Pebbles (film), and El Dorado (film).
Examples: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope ("Style B" re-release), Barbarella (1979 re-release)
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Examples: The Devil's Brigade (film), Hang 'Em High
Examples: The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, The Hindenburg (film)
Examples: the Ten Commandments (film), The Train, The Dirty Dozen, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (film)
Examples: Casino Royale, Breakfast at Tiffany's
Examples: Our Man Flint, Camelot, Apocalypse Now, The Spy Who Loved Me
Examples: Carry On Again, Doctor, That Riviera Touch, Up Pompeii (film)
Examples: The Virgin Soldiers (film). White Mischief (film)
Examples: Back to the Future, The Thing
Examples: The Guns of Navarone (film), Cleopatra (1963 film), The Sound of Music (film)

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