Movie Posters as Propaganda If movie universes had propaganda posters
Propaganda Posters Posters tend to be simple so that the message comes across clearly. Posters tend to use: • Few colors • Bold (Primary/Secondary) colors • Few words • Simple images • Simple message • Propaganda techniques
Definitions of techniques • Testimonials-attempt to connect a famous or respectable person with a product or item. • Bandwagon-an appeal to the subject to follow the crowd, to join in because others are doing so as well. • Card stacking-only presenting information that is positive. • Glittering Generalities-words that have different positive meaning for individual subjects, but are linked to highly valued concepts.
Definitions of techniques • Name Calling-the use of derogatory language or words that carry a negative connotation when describing an enemy in attempts to arouse prejudice . • Plain Folks- attemptto convince the public that his views reflect those of the common person and that they are also working for the benefit of the common person. • Transfer-an attempt to make the subject view a certain item in the same way as they view another item, to link the two in the subjects mind.
Definitions of techniques • Simplification (Stereotyping)- reduces a complex situation to a clear-cut choice involving good and evil. • Assertion-an enthusiastic or energetic statement presented as a fact, although it is not necessarily true. • Lesser of Two Evils-tries to convince people of an idea or proposal by presenting it as the least offensive option. • Pinpointing the Enemy-an attempt to simplify a complex situation by presenting one specific group or person as the enemy.
Star Wars Words: 3 Colors: 3 Images:1 Propaganda technique: ?
Rambo Words: 5 Colors: 5 Images:3 Propaganda technique: ?
The Matrix Words: 10 Colors: 3 Images:2 Propaganda technique: ?
The Bernstein Bears Words: 5 Colors: 6 Images:1 Propaganda technique: ?
Planet of the Apes Words: 3 Colors: 4 Images:1 Propaganda technique: ?
The Muppet Movie Words: 12 Colors: 3 Images:1 Propaganda technique: ?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Words: 11 Colors: 4 Images:1 Propaganda technique: ?
Batman Words: 22 Colors: 2 Images:1 Propaganda technique: ?
Batman Words: 8 Colors: 4 Images:4 Propaganda technique: ?
James Bond Words: 7 Colors: 4 Images:6 Propaganda technique: ?
Lord of the Rings Words: 13 Colors: 2 Images:2 Propaganda technique: ?
Robin Hood Words: 34 Colors: 6 Images:4 Propaganda technique: ?