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What is the significance of mirrored N in the title of The Nun?

As we can see in this movie poster for The Nun, the N is mirrored. Image Courtesy: Wikipedia What is the significance of this mirrored N? Is it related to the movie plot or character and in what way?...
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Was the poster for “The Green Mile” copied from something else?

The poster for The Green Mile is hauntingly familiar, but ever since the movie came out I haven't been able to explain my déjà vu. Tom Hanks looks somewhat like a toy or doll in the picture. Is this ...
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Billing block guidelines in various countries

Recently read from Wikipedia that, there are certain specific rules for preparing billing block of a movie poster. Such as point size of the billing block is 15 to 35% of the average height of each ...
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Why does only Rachel have open eyes in the Friends poster?

In the Friends season 4 poster, we see all of them sleeping: While all of them have closed eyes, Rachel kept them open. There are various conspiracies about it like it's all a dream. But is there ...
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Why is the cut on the wrong side of Jason's hockey mask?

The original movie poster for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (part 4 in the series) shows Jason's iconic hockey mask on it with a cut on the right side of his mask. Jason's hockey mask does not ...
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What is the importance of the coffee cup in the poster of Awe?

Awe! (2018) is a Telugu thriller film with Kajal Aggarwal as the main protagonist. The following is the first look poster released as part of the film's promotion. It mainly consists of a coffee ...
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What do the triangles in the Ghost in the Shell (2017) poster symbolize?

This poster has two triangles, one is superimposed on Scarlett Johansson. The second triangle in the logo. What are the artists trying to show with these symbols?
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Why use unnecessary “from the director of” for famous directors on movie posters?

In some movie posters, we have: from the director of film 1, film 2 and film 3 Which I can understand for non-famous directors. But why would that be necessary for directors well-known by the ...
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Why does “The Squid and the Whale” poster have a sketchy background?

Why does "The Squid and the Whale" poster look like that? It has a sketchy background.
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Why Knight of Cups poster look like that?

Why Knight of Cups poster look like that? It has some Palm tree & Pyramid on it. Another poster here makes sense & suits to Rick role.
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Why was the original tagline changed from the movie poster?

In the original movie poster for Leprechaun, the tagline reads "Your luck just ran out" When the movie poster or DVD cover was re-worked due to the positive direction of Jennifer Aniston's career (I'...
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Why is Kurt Russell depicted as a Giant in this poster for Big Trouble in Little China?

Kurt Russell's character Jack Burton was fully human in Big Trouble in Little China. Then why he is shown so large in movie poster? Is it for marketing the film on the name or Kurt or there is ...
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Are these dream posters from Inside Out parodies of real films?

During Inside Out, Joy, Sadness and Bing Bong visit Dream Productions. There are several posters on the walls for "movies" that are broadcast into Riley's dreams. I found a list of them here which I'...
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What exactly does the poster of Schindler's list depict?

After watching Schindler's List, I had a look over the poster of the movie. I couldn't understand the meaning behind the poster depicting a person holding the hand of a baby. What is the meaning of ...
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What is the meaning of this poster for The Lobster?

In this poster for The Lobster we see Colin Farrell in an incomplete form, but in viewing the movie I don't remember seeing anything similar to what the poster is suggesting or related to it in any ...
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In the Attack of the Clones poster made by Drew Struzan, why is Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus not included in the poster? [closed]

Since he is the main antagonist of the film he should be in the poster. The only antagonist in the poster is Jango Fett, the secondary antagonist of the film.
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Why was the final landing scene selected for the movie's poster?

Why was the final landing scene selected for the Sully movie poster? It clearly show us that the pilot landed the plane on the water somehow and thus reveals a significant part of the film's story.
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Why was The Hard Candy poster made in reverse to the plot?

Actually I saw Hard Candy, it's about Hayley Stark torturing Jeff Kohlver: But here in the poster, it shows Hayley Stark standing in a trap instead of Jeff Kohlver: Why was The Hard Candy poster ...
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What is the significance of the missing mouth in the Silent Hill and Silent Hill: Revelation film posters?

The 2006 Silent Hill movie poster shows Sharon without a mouth: This occurred again in the 2012 Silent Hill: Revelation poster: So what is the significance of the missing mouths in the posters for ...
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Do movie directors decide what poster to use for their movies?

Do directors have a voice in choosing movie posters, or is it always a producer or external choice? Even for different movie posters in different countries, do directors ever decide to use a specific ...
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Meaning of the Silence of the Lambs poster

I watched The Silence of the Lambs a couple of years ago. Yesterday I saw its poster online. It has a girl (which I am thinking is Clarice Starling, if I am not wrong) and a moth (or maybe a butterfly)...
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What was the originator of the SEE! … SEE! … lines on movie posters?

A fair number of older movie posters, tending around the late 60's and early 70's, have commands on the side of the poster starting with SEE! and then some kind of generic or interesting event ...
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What does the tagline of “The Kings of Summer” mean?

On the posters for The Kings of Summer there is a slogan: Why live when you can rule? What does this mean? Does it imply that they are being with the nature and ruling it instead of having to care ...
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Why did the original Star Wars: A New Hope posters portray Luke and Leia as a couple?

In 1977 and 1978, Star Wars posters were plastered in almost every movie theatre that had a big screen. The posters implied that Luke and Leia were a romantic couple. See this example and this one. ...
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Why are there posters of the film inside Micmacs à Tire-Larigot?

In Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Micmacs à Tire Larigot, there are several occurrences where we can see the posters of the film in the movie sets or on props. What's the meaning of this?
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Why is the poster of The Theory of Everything rotated 90 degrees clockwise?

Why is the poster of the movie "The Theory of Everything" rotated 90 degrees clockwise? In which way does this relate to the story and themes of the movie?
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What is the message behind Twelve Monkeys Cover?

In Twelve Monkeys (1995) cover You can clearly see the Twelve Monkeys symbol on Bruce Willis' right eye, and it looks like Bruce Willis is an android of some kind (like Terminator), but those who ...
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Was it standard for studios to design/print posters for short films?

I'm able to find some movie posters on Google for old Disney shorts (the Mickey Mouse ones that ran 10 minutes or less), but not all of them. And I'm not entirely sure why it's hit and miss... was it ...
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Why don't they align actor & actress names with their photos in film posters?

I've always wondered why they don't do this properly. It seems wrong to me to place a different name on top of an actor's/actress' photo. Why don't they align actor & actress names with their ...