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Tarantino Top 5 Favorite Posters

From The Quentin Tarantino Archives

Here's a part of the Top 10 of favorites movie posters, picked up by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino for the Entertainment Weekly Grindhouse coverage from April 2007.

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1. Coffy (1973)

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  • Not only is it a great image of [Pam Grier], it's got great type — it's the epitome of a great exploitation poster... and every version of it in foreign countries rocked, says Tarantino, who, more than two decades after Coffy, directed Grier in his own Jackie Brown.

2. Where Eagles Dare (1968)

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  • I love the great drawn action posters, says Tarantino about the one-sheet for this WWII flick, starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood.

3. Dark of the Sun (1968)

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  • Also known as The Mercenaries, this one stars Rod Taylor and Jim Brown as — you guessed it — mercenaries, who travel across the Congo in search of a fortune in diamonds.

4. Thriller (a.k.a. They Call Her One Eye) (1974)

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  • In 2003, Tarantino told EW this Swedish revenge flick provided the primary inspiration for his Kill Bill, and was directly referenced in Daryl Hannah's one-eyed assassin. They actually have XXX scenes in the movie, said the director, who gave it to Hannah to watch. And Daryl said, 'Quentin! You gave me porno to watch as homework!' I was like, 'They're only certain scenes. And they weren't sex scenes. They were just degrading.

5. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

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  • Simply a classic, Tarantino says of Jack Davis' poster, which features all the characters from the madcap ensemble comedy.

Robert Rodriguez Picks

  • 1. The Road Warrior (1981)
  • 2. Scanners (1981)
  • 3. Escape From New York (1981)
  • 4. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • 5. The Evil Dead (1981)