Tron: poster

Film poster for the movie Tron showing a man, hands on hips, wearing an illuminated spacesuit and helmet.
Title:
Tron: poster
NFSA ID:
754362
Year:
1982
Category:
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Tron is a 1982 sci-fi film about a computer hacker and arcade owner who is 'kidnapped' inside the 3D world of a mainframe computer. His only chance to escape is to participate in gladiatorial-style games. The film was groundbreaking for its combination of live actors and computer generated, neon visuals. It took CGI to the next level, creating whole CGI rendered scenes.

The digital revolution has given rise to a number of films that explore the intersection between reality and computers; whether it's the fear of being enslaved by super computers as in Colossus: the Forbin Project (1970), having your identity manipulated as in The Net (1995) or discovering that the world is an illusion and you're living inside a virtual reality program, in The Matrix (1999).

Tron was aimed directly at video game fans and has since become a cult film. A sequel, Tron: Legacy, was released in 2010.

'An electronic odyssey. It all happens inside the computer' reads the poster. The words are effectively simple and direct. Coupled with the bold, central, neon-haloed figure, it is an engaging, striking design that immediately attracts your attention and sets the tone and genre of the film.

 

 

Film distributor:
Walt Disney Productions