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The movies have given us some seriously meaningful jackets over the years. Here's my pick - what are yours?

Daniel Fitzpatrick runs a monthly Midnight Movie event in Dublin called Hollywood Babylon.

In novels there are all sorts of ways to reveal to the reader what a protagonist is like, though these revelations can take time. Cinema has a mere hour or so in which to describe a character or situation, showing us in a flash what it would be impossible to narrate. This is where a nifty bit of set dressing or art direction comes in handy.

So that's movies and this is 'great movie jackets'.

The movies have given us so many coolly iconic, memorable jackets over the years – but we are looking for something else, something more meaningful.

Dead Man's ShoesPaddy Considine's parka

The first thing this jacket does is acknowledge a debt, by knowingly »

- Guardian readers

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