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CT What's your favourite poster/artwork depicting the CT?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Master Gandalf, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Master Gandalf

    Master Gandalf Jedi Youngling

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    My favourite piece has always been the picture below. The reason behind this is simple: it was my first introduction to Star Wars, which featured on the cover of the VHS I watched as a kid. It's really quite a simplistic piece compared to many of the other posters I've seen: not much is going on, yet it captures the key elements of the story perfectly. It also features Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character who was to become my favourite in the series, very prominently. Whenever I look at this picture it brings back the emotions and memories I experienced when I first sat down to watch it, in a room on my own, all those years ago. My parents had bought the VHS in the hopes that it would keep me quiet for a couple of hours. It certainly did. I've rarely been as enchanted by any other movie.
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  2. clone commander bossk

    clone commander bossk Jedi Knight star 3

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    This one, it's simply amazing.

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  3. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    This was my first "Star Wars" poster. I got it at the late, lamented Paperback Booksmith ("Dedicated to the fine art of browsing") at Middlesex Mall.
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  4. jaimestarr

    jaimestarr Jedi Master star 2

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    After all these years, this is still my favorite....
     
  5. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 6

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  6. jaimestarr

    jaimestarr Jedi Master star 2

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  7. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Master star 4

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    This is more because of nostalgia then anything else but I've always been fond of the 1995 VHS re-release covers.

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  8. Binary_Sunset

    Binary_Sunset Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've long liked that Hildebrandt one. I'm also partial to this one by John Berkey:

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  9. themoth

    themoth Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  10. AndyLGR

    AndyLGR Jedi Master star 4

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    This one. Walking into the cinema as a 7 year old to see this I can clearly remember it dominating the foyer. It really made me think that Vader was scary and indeed to a 7 year old he was in this film. Such a great piece of artwork though.
     
  11. Blobofat

    Blobofat Chosen One star 6

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    Yeah, I love that one. Dig this as well:


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  12. jaimestarr

    jaimestarr Jedi Master star 2

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  13. Binary_Sunset

    Binary_Sunset Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I had forgotten this one by Boris Vallejo:

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  14. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

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    Seconded. Struzan may be the most consistent and possibly iconic Star Wars artist, but the Gone With the Wind style poster will always be the most aesthetic and epic feeling of the original posters. As much as it was a shame to see additional characters were airbrushed out, I think its final state has the best balance.
     
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  15. Dr_Cthulhu

    Dr_Cthulhu Jedi Knight star 2

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  16. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    The 2004 DVD and soundtrack covers.
     
  17. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval dúnmharfóir áthas star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    This was above my bed until it was sunbleached and disintegrating.

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  18. C.Roach

    C.Roach Jedi Padawan star 1

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    This doesn't depict the CT, but it does depict (rather well) my favourite chapter:

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  19. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 New Films/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    All three of the John Alvin 1995 VHS covers are my favorites.

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    Those still give me chills. I wish we could have gotten PT and ST posters in this style as well.
     
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  20. Triad Moons

    Triad Moons Jedi Padawan star 1

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    The Empire Strikes Back definitely has the best theatrical poster out of the three OT films. It really captures the schmaltzy nature of the serials the trilogy owes its roots to.That said, Noriyoshi Ohrai's busy and (often) crowded Star Wars posters were always my favorite. In terms of minimalism, Ohrai's Return of the Jedi poster with R2 and C-3PO is really majestic.

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