What if movie posters showed us how we'd hear a movie, not how we'd see it?
That's the idea behind MovieSound, a new project from the Italian team of art director Salvatore Zanfrisco and copywriter Nicolleta Zanterino. The project's goal is "celebrating the ultimate way to enjoy cinema - by ears," and features sound bites from classic and cult movies like Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Psycho translated into poster form through a visual depiction of sound waves combined with icons from the films.
To see this in action, play the clip above, which features a sound bite from Star Wars of lightsabers humming and clashing. The sound bite is then visually represented both as a sound wave and as a set of lightsabers -- one blue and one red -- meeting in the center of the image. The final poster looks like this:
The MovieSound team hasn't made a video for every one of their posters, so you can't hear all the sounds that directly inspired the images. However, if you're well-versed in these movies, you can probably guess. For example, here's Jurassic Park:
Here's The Dark Knight:
And here's a particularly clever poster for The Shining:
To browse even more posters, including posters for non-genre films, head over to the MovieSound Tumblr.