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The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • The Incredibles - The Lost Movie Poster

    Pixar’s "The Incredibles" (2004) is one of our family’s favourite movies. Despite having watched the film, many people are still surprised to hear that it is set in the 1960’s. 

    The modern ultra-sleek movie posters probably have something to do with that…

    … but it could have been very different...

  • Tales from the Video Store

    Remember the 1980's? A decade of VHS versus Betamax, trips to the local video store and some of the best (and worst) movies ever made.

    This week we are delighted to introduce a new voice to the blog as Lee Adams shares his movie watching resumé in “Tales From the Video Store”!

  • Is The Mist Beginning To Clear?

    As I write, it is a year to the day since the start of the first U.K. lockdown. It feels an under-statement to say that a lot has changed. 

    Observing today's minute silence in memory of the victims was humbling, but as the UK passes the 50% vaccination point for all adults, there are also signs for optimism, for a better future.

  • Avatar Reclaims Its Crown

    In 2010 Avatar blitzed the previous record to become the highest grossing film of all time. In 2019, Avengers: Endgame inched past and has held the title for the past two years.

    On Saturday, Avatar's box office total reached $2.802M. Enough for it to reclaim its crown as the highest grossing film of all time.

    Since records began, only eleven films have held the title. How many can you name?

  • An Art of the Movies Playlist - Music of the Movies (Relaxing Instrumentals)...

    Whether you are working on the computer or in the kitchen, some beautiful music makes the world of difference. So, we thought we would share some of our favourites from the movies.

    Once we started we realised we were going to have to curate them in to themes. So, here is our first, from John Barry to John Williams, over four hours of relaxing music from the movies.

  • John Berkey - He Helped Shape The Galaxy, But Never Saw The Film...

    We are big fans of early sci-fi stories and for Christmas we were gifted a set of “STAR Science Fiction Stories”, books 1-6, each with amazing cover art of detailed planets and intricate spaceships.

    They are all from the mind and paintbrush of one man. An artist who inspired a galaxy far, far away and yet never watched the film himself...

  • What Is The Difference Between A Quad And A One Sheet Movie Poster?

    Every industry has its own unique lexicon and movie posters are no exception.

    We are often asked "what is the difference between a quad and a one sheet movie poster?" So, here is the simple answer...

  • A Celebration of Dancing In The Movies!

    We claim absolutely no credit for this wonderful short film. We just came across it and had to share it.

    The brain-child of Brazilian film-editor Diego Carrera, it is an astonishing celebration of dancing throughout movie history, cleverly and beautifully put together.

    Turn the sound up on your PC, tablet or phone and lose yourself for five and a half minutes...

  • Adam McDaniel on Richard Amsel - An Incredible Journey...

    2020 was an interesting year for author, film-maker, screen-writer and artist Adam McDaniel. The fires that ravaged Southern California threatened to engulf his home, he left his job of nearly twelve years with Warner Brothers and his wedding cruise was twice cancelled due to the COVID epidemic.

    That would have got a lot of us down but, not McDaniel. He has set out to finish a journey that began, unbeknown to him, a few decades before...

  • Richard Amsel - Art That Keeps Giving...

    Great art has the ability to affect us physically, emotionally, and perhaps, even spiritually. 

    As a precursor to next week's blog post with author and film-maker Adam McDaniel, we give you two examples that do it for us.

  • Star Wars Funnies - Time For Some Lock-Down Relief!

    As those of us in the U.K. and many others around the globe endure further lock-downs and social restrictions, we could all do with a little cheering up.

    With its bizarre creatures and mythical sci-fi storylines, Star Wars has always provided a rich source of comic material. Here are a few of our YouTube favourites...

  • Feref Unseen - Back This Kickstarter!

    Every now and then the opportunity comes along to help make something magical happen. Even if you don't have time to read the whole of this blog post - please back this Kickstarter!

    Those of you that do have time, are in for a treat. Including an exclusive look at a Star Wars poster that never was...