Well, anyway. I wanted to display some of them for you (you've already seen the poster for The Time Machine and A Clockwork Orange), so you can come with theories of what's going on in that country for yourselves!
This is part 1:
This is part 1:
First out: After Hours (1985) by Martin Scorsese. I haven't seen this film, but it's supposed to have a Kubrick touch and a feeling of claustrophobia. But still... what is wrong with this poster?! If I owned that poster I would frame it and give it to my 7 year old niece. I hear fright is good for the character.
Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986). Seriously, what is that thing on the first poster?! And on the second one? "The Revenge of the Murder Bubbles"!
Amadeus (1984). This is probably among the top five best films of the 1980's. Or, it is without a doubt one of the best, because that decade sucks. And yes, it can be quite dark every now and then, but why did Poland make it look like a freaking nightmare? Why does Mozart have horns?
WHAT? And I thought the scene in The Big Lebowski (1998) where he flies through space with a bowling ball was weird, but that was before I saw this poster. It looks like a marijuana commercial. Or more like a really bad trip.
This poster for The Birds (1963) is perhaps the closest we come to a Polish-poster-justification. But it's still disturbing. It's flying skulls, for Pete's sake!
Boogie Nights (1997). A colorful art deco nightmare.
"Breakfast at Tiffany's 2: Holly Golightly this!" I would have a lot easier to believe that this poster was for a dark 1980's sequel of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), but no...
It would actually be quite fun to use these posters for a "Guess the movie" quiz. Who would believe that this is the Polish poster for Brief Encounter (1945)? I wonder if those who design these film posters had seen the movies they are supposed to represent.
Remember that funny western drama with Paul Newman and Robert Redford? What was it's name again... The one with the blood stained poster. Oh, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), that's right!
I'll end part one of the Polish film poster theme with the freakiest of the freaky: Cabaret (1972)!