Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Uses of Red in Movie Posters 10-21-09

Godzilla 2000

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Both of these movie posters have something in common. Besides the obvious destruction, chaos, fire, and the appearance of Godzilla, they also have the color red. Why did the designers of these posters choose red? 

According to, red symbolizes "strong emotions, or things of strong emotions rather than intellectual ideas.  For example, red can symbolize excitement, energy, speed, strength, danger, passion, and aggression."("Symbolism: Colors")  Godzilla is known for strong emotions and its destructive wrath and is mainly associated with aggression, strength, and anger. There is also a fight between Godzilla and King Kong, another giant monster associated with rage and aggression.

With what we know about the color red, we can see that the use of red is very fitting with these posters.

Works Cited

"Symbolism: Colors." Web. 21 Oct. 2009. 

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