It was hard enough to get English language films screened in the Poland at the height of communism. It was especially difficult to market a movie back then, as they didn”t receive any of the promotional material that went along with the reels. So they improvised.
Many of these posters were created with no more knowledge than the film”s title, resulting in some odd and abstract pieces. Often this would fit with the tone of the films, like with pretty much any of Stanley Kubrick”s creepy projects. But other films like Bachelor Party and Weekend at Bernie”s suddenly seem much bleaker than I remember…
3. The Bridge on the River Kwai
5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
17. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
22. The Other Boleyn Girl
You can find more and purchase some of the historical oddities for yourself from Polish Posters. There are definitely a few I have my eye on.