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2011's good, bad and best-forgotten movie posters Add to ...

Movie posters, which have existed for more than a century as a way to entice audiences into theatres, are sometimes considered a dying art. Yet, the Internet may be helping revive the art form, as studios have become more aware of the power of a series of "teaser" posters to create a groundswell of interest in the movie. Does the poster have a hook that makes a passer-by look twice? Does it reward that second look with something that pleases, intrigues, excites or amuses enough to encourage someone to see the movie? The criteria for these best posters of 2011 cover both categories: Posters that excite interest, and then justify it.

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