As a visual medium, I have always found it inspiring that the magic of a cult film phenomenon is so potent that the fans themselves can create their own works of art set in the universe of their favourite movies. This has been going on since people first started brain-salivating over great flicks. However, the digital age empowers the memes and the musers to communicate on a global scale.
Though none of this great work is my own, here are my top 5 cult movie phenomenon's as told through their fan's own poster designs...
5. Fight Club (1999)
I love the grim, morbid tone of these. Also, the ones with captions echo notions of what we have come to see as political propaganda.
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
|Yes, yes, I know this is from the sequel!!|
There is a visual splendor to these. They are rich and panoramic like the film itself.
3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
These fans are no joke! Incorporating some of the ideological themes behind the film (sexuality, mind control, psychosis) into graphic interpretation. Vivid!
2. The Big Lebowski (1998)
Nobody does unashamedly silly like those that inhabit the Lebowski-verse.
My verdict 5/5.
And the winner is......
1. Drive (2011)
There are literally hundreds more!!
Nicholas Winding Refn once said that he makes films that are voyeuristic-they see and like to be seen. It seems that the moments of quiet revelation in Drive have caused a minor graphic phenomenon amongst fans the world over during the last number of months since the film's triumphant release last year. Perhaps they want to visually express the many words that go unspoken in the film?? Man...that's deep!
My verdict-a definite 5/5.
See also: those that just missed out on the list-Scott Pilgrim, The Limey, Deliverance, Nosferatu, Taxi Driver, The Good,The Bad, and The Ugly, Citizen Kane, The Graduate.
Thanks for viewing/reading. Keep fandom alive!!