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post #16 of 29
"Skip the posters, but put something on your walls"

Posters are cliched but framed movie posters are awesome and would impress every college kid (unless they dont like the particular movie). BUt they will set you back - the one in my room now is from Casino with De Niro and Pesci on in and it cost like $70+
post #17 of 29
All you're impressing them with is that you were willing to spring for a frame. Casino is hardly a movie poster worthy of respect. Vintage and obscure movie posters would be a better idea, though I think you should forego movie posters entirely unless you are a real film connoisseur.
post #18 of 29
Casino's ok, but you could go for the early Scorsese trifecta with Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Mean Streets. All have good posters, esp. the last.
post #19 of 29
A friend and I had something similar to the MIT party room, only not as automated. Since we weren't allowed to paint the walls, we painted them with Tide liquid laundry detergent. Turn on a black light, and it's an instant party.
post #20 of 29
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i think i might try to make some stuff from ready made mag
post #21 of 29
During my long days as a scene brat/undergrad/badly aging undergrad scene brat, I taped up a lot of flyers from shows I went to, scavenged promo material from the college radio station, and the occasional clipping from Fangoria. That's pretty much what I'm doing with my garage now.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by dusty
Casino's ok, but you could go for the early Scorsese trifecta with Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Mean Streets. All have good posters, esp. the last.
Yes, that's certainly respectable. Though having seen all of those films and nearly every other Scorcese work, I still hate them and find them boring.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
All you're impressing them with is that you were willing to spring for a frame. Casino is hardly a movie poster worthy of respect. Vintage and obscure movie posters would be a better idea, though I think you should forego movie posters entirely unless you are a real film connoisseur.

I have two framed movie posters: À bout de souffle and Chungking express, do I pass the test? Not that I live in a dorm or anything....
post #24 of 29
High five on the Chungking Express. Wong Kar-Wai is my favorite director. I think that the poster for In the Mood For Love is more beautiful, though. Most films from the black and white era will suffice -- Godard of course passes the test -- unless it's something incredibly popular like Casablanca. I've always liked the Citizen Kane poster for its recursive depiction of Kane's poster.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Goblin
During my long days as a scene brat/undergrad/badly aging undergrad scene brat, I taped up a lot of flyers from shows I went to, scavenged promo material from the college radio station, and the occasional clipping from Fangoria. That's pretty much what I'm doing with my garage now.
This will be great when you have an entire wall covered. Having a handful of promos is lame -- only when you take it to the extreme will others understand your devotion and not dismiss it as some idle hobby.
post #26 of 29
Many years ago, a roommate was taking down a phone number of a girl who had called. He couldn't find paper, but did find a marker. So he wrote "Kathy 7-4512" on the wall near the phone. Every other girl who visited wrote her name and number on the wall. Things got bad when I got a new roommate who was a ladies' man.

Never even thought about pictures or posters once the numbers started taking over. Kept it clean and that was good enough.
post #27 of 29
Speaking of posters, anyone ever seen this one actually for sale? I want to hang it over my zissou shoes.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
High five on the Chungking Express. Wong Kar-Wai is my favorite director. I think that the poster for In the Mood For Love is more beautiful, though.

Most films from the black and white era will suffice -- Godard of course passes the test -- unless it's something incredibly popular like Casablanca. I've always liked the Citizen Kane poster for its recursive depiction of Kane's poster.

WKW is also one of my favorite directors, and I'm a big fan of Christopher Doyle (his cinematographer). There are various posters for both movies but I got the Chungking express patchwork because this is the film that originally got me into HK cinema. I do admit that, in the right context, the ITMFL poster could look better, it is anyway, derived from a work of sublime aesthetical beauty.
post #29 of 29
Display and decorate your room with the fine garments you collected after reading the forum.
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