I've always wondered... .. The actors are listed in order of appearance, regardless of their position on the poster. Essentially the biggest name actor will be listed first and so on. why
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#8 - ishimura (03/28/2013) [-]
The actors are listed in order of appearance, regardless of their position on the poster. Essentially the biggest name actor will be listed first and so on.
The actors are listed in order of appearance, regardless of their position on the poster. Essentially the biggest name actor will be listed first and so on.
#10 to #8 - John Cena (03/29/2013) [-]
Beckinsale > Ferrel
#9 to #8 - karmakoala (03/29/2013) [-]
De Niro > Jason 'one role' Statham.
User avatar #14 to #8 - arealbountyhunter (03/29/2013) [-]
sir, your argument is invalid.
User avatar #11 to #8 - sircool (03/29/2013) [-]
are you trying to tell me those two **** wits are more famous than thee morgan freeman?
#15 to #11 - ishimura (03/30/2013) [-]
key words "ORDER OF APPEARANCE" Morgan Freeman is probably in a supporting role.
User avatar #1 - leglesslegolegolas (03/28/2013) [-]
It's called proportion and spacing.
User avatar #3 to #1 - arealbountyhunter (03/28/2013) [-]
it seriously has a name??
User avatar #4 to #3 - leglesslegolegolas (03/28/2013) [-]
In order for a poster to look good, the text has to be spaced evenly.
User avatar #5 to #4 - jldragon (03/28/2013) [-]
Yep, spatial relationships and balance.

This:

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Looks better than this:

XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX

I promise it's not a ******** art world thing, it has to do with natural human preference for symetry and what pleases the eye. If their poster is more visually pleasing, the bigger the chance that your brain will form a "good" picture of that particular film before you even see it.

For the instances where symettry and balance don't have to do with the names being out of order, the other thing to consider is which names are bigger and who is the lead. Nobody knows who "Alex O'Loughlin" is but everyone knows who Jennifer Lopez is, so they put her name on the left because for the most part people read from right to left.
User avatar #6 to #5 - jldragon (03/28/2013) [-]
*From left to right I mean
User avatar #7 to #6 - Ryukenblaze (03/28/2013) [-]
also based somewhat on contract deals
"ok he'll play the role, but only if he gets first billing"
kinda thing
User avatar #2 - makedonski (03/28/2013) [-]
I think they take the pictures before they know which will be on the cover.

But this used to always **** me up, I never knew who was who in the movie.
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