FILM POSTERS : The Eighties


The Breakfast Club







“The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena: the Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind’s eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore, television is reality, and reality is less than television.”  






“The undead surround me. Have you ever talked to a corpse?
It’s boring! I’m lonely! Kill yourself, David, before you kill others.”






“They send messages through the personal ads, that’s how they hook up. Last year she was in Mexico , then Los Angeles, now New York. Desperate. I love that word!”  -DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985)-





“That’s a terrible scream. Jack, what cat did you have to strangle to get that?”

-BLOW-OUT (1981)-





“What you looking at? You never seen a guy who slept with a fish before?”

-SPLASH (1984)-



Private Benjamin (1980) Howard Zieff         The Fog (1980) Carpenter


“John Connor gave me a picture of you once. I didn’t know why at the time. It was very old – torn, faded. You were young like you are now. You seemed just a little sad. I used to always wonder what you were thinking at that moment. I memorized every line, every curve. I came across time for you Sarah. I love you; I always have.”



Tron (1982) Steven Lisberger    The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) Philip Kaufman

Cat people (1982) Paul Schrader          Body Heat (1981) Lawrence Kasdan


“Your user can’t help you now, my little program!”

-TRON (1982)- 


Wall street     No Way Out (1987) Roger Donaldson

First Blood (1982) Ted Kotcheff      Ironweed (1987) Hector Babenco


“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much.”

-WALL STREET (1987)-


French Lieutenant´s Woman (1981) Karel Reisz      Prizzi's Honour (1985)  John Huston

The Name of The Rose (1986) Jean-Jacques Annaud     Flash Gordon (1980) Mike Hodges


“Do what you will. Or what you must. Now that I know there
was truly a day upon which you loved me, I can bear anything.”



Possession (1981)    The Legend of Suram Fortress (1984)

Raging Bull (1980) Scorsese     Poltergeist (1982) Tobe Hooper


‘Murder. Evil. Infidelity. Madness.’



Blade Runner (1982)     Witness (1985) b

Howard the Duck (1986) 2     Fright Night


“Is this to be an empathy test? Capillary dilation of the so-called blush response? Fluctuation of the pupil. Involuntary dilation of the iris…”



The Company of Wolves (1984)     To be or not to be (1983)


9 comments on “FILM POSTERS : The Eighties

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    80’s fashion

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