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These Polish Posters For English Speaking Films Are So Awesomely Absurd.

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…

1. Gone With the Wind

<em>Gone With the Wind</em>

2. Casablanca

<em>Casablanca</em>

3. The Bridge on the River Kwai

<em>The Bridge on the River Kwai</em>

4. My Fair Lady

<em>My Fair Lady</em>

5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

<em>Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid</em>

6. A Clockwork Orange

<em>A Clockwork Orange</em>

7. The Great Gatsby

<em>The Great Gatsby</em>

8. The Shining

<em>The Shining</em>

9. The Exorcist

<em>The Exorcist</em>

10. Rosemary”s Baby

<em>Rosemary

11. Annie Hall

<em>Annie Hall</em>

12. Fatal Attraction

<em>Fatal Attraction</em>

13. Top Gun

<em>Top Gun</em>

14. The Blues Brothers

<em>The Blues Brothers</em>

15. Bachelor Party

<em>Bachelor Party</em>

16. Weekend at Bernie”s

<em>Weekend at Bernie

17. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

<em>Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark</em>

18. Saving Private Ryan

<em>Saving Private Ryan</em>

19. Reservoir Dogs

<em>Reservoir Dogs</em>

20. The Big Lebowski

<em>The Big Lebowski</em>

21. Pulp Fiction

<em>Pulp Fiction</em>

22. The Other Boleyn Girl

<em>The Other Boleyn Girl</em>

23. The Illusionist

<em>The Illusionist</em>

(H/T: Dorkly.)

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.