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Here's Johnny: Check Out These Cool Film Posters Riffing on Classic Movie Quotes

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 14, 2013 at 1:47PM

Brazilian graphic designer "Butcher Billy" has created some cool posters for classic genre films which take a well-known quote and give it a front-and-center spotlight, while riffing on the font design of the original posters. We've selected our five favorites from the collection, below.
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Shining poster detail

Brazilian graphic designer "Butcher Billy" has created some cool posters for classic genre films which take a well-known quote and give it a front-and-center spotlight, while riffing on the font design of the original posters. We've selected our five favorites (below), and you can check out the entire collection of ten here.

Not that you need the help, but the film's being alluded to are, in order from top to bottom: Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," Paul Verhoeven's "Robocop," Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner," David Fincher's "Fight Club" and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather."

The Shining poster
Robocop poster
Blade Runner poster
Fight Club poster
The Godfather poster


This article is related to: News, Classics, Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, David Fincher, David Fincher, Francis Ford Coppola


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.