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The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • Breaking News - A Trailer for Dune!

    With over 12 million copies sold Frank Herbert's 'Dune' is the best-selling science-fiction novel of all time.

    Despite being a cult favourite, David Lynch's 1984 adaptation disappointed many fans and movie goers.

    It would take a brave director to step up to the plate and give the book a 21st Century movie. Luckily, Denis Villeneuve is some director.

    Due out in December 2020, a new trailer has just been released for 'DUNE' - watch it here!

  • What Is A Theatrical Still?

    In the latest post in our 'Learn About Movie Posters' series, we take a close look at theatrical stills and their important role in the production and publicity of a movie. 

    What are they?

    What were they used for?

    And what is the role of the Unit Still Photographer?

     

  • Breaking News - A Brand New Trailer for Bond 25 'No Time To Die'!

    It's here! A brand new trailer for Bond 25 'No Time To Die', now scheduled to hit the big screen in November.

    There is even a new poster design too...

    Enjoy!

  • Video Now On-Line - Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster - The Sequel!

    It was fantastic to settle down a few Sundays ago and watch the Comic-Con@Home panel "Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster - The Sequel'.

    Building on last year's ground-breaking panel this year's virtual discussion brought some movie poster legends and some 'new kids on the block' to our screens in a fascinating discussion that showed the mutual respect and admiration between a group that have shaped so much of our popular culture.

    And now, you can watch it on-line, at any time. Enjoy!

  • Tenet - The First Corona Era Block Buster

    As we published our 'Look Ahead At The 2020 Blockbusters', who could have predicted that cinemas would be closed for five months?

    It probably needs an epic from a major director to encourage us back.

    Who better than Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Inception) to tempt us with the first Corona era Blockbuster - TENET!

  • Batman and Wonder Woman - Two Brand New Trailers!

    This weekend DC treated us to two brand new trailers!

    Gal Gadot returns as Diana Prince in 'Wonder Woman 1984' and we get a first glimpse of Robert Pattinson as a rebooted Caped Crusader in 'The Batman'...

    Enjoy!

  • The Best Bond! What Do You Think?

    James Bond first hit the big-screen in 1961’s ‘Dr. No’. Over the space of forty-nine years and twenty-five films, six men have donned the black tuxedo and answered to the call ‘007’.

    It is perhaps unfair to suggest that one actor is a better personification of Ian Fleming’s super spy. All the same, the Radio Times asked the question and 14,000 readers responded.

    The results are, perhaps, a little surprising…
  • Too Cool For School? Try the DAVE School...

    For most of us, our school years weren’t as eventful as High School Musical. There were no spontaneous songs with back-flips in the canteen, nor mass synchronised dancing in the playground as a camera panned slowly over us.

    However cool your school was, I have a feeling it wasn’t as cool as the DAVE school (and no, it has nothing to do with the U.K. comedy repeat TV channel).

    Read on to learn more...

  • UK Film Streaming - Top 10 for July 2020

    Especially now, movies are as important as ever. We all need some escapism and many of us are getting our film fix at home. Many are even turning a small corner of our home in to a home cinema / theatre.

    But what are we watching?

    We turned to our friends at streaming search engine justwatch to find out...

  • Australian Movie Poster Names and Sizes - A Downloadable Infographic

    As we reported in our previous post on Australian Movie Posters Names and Sizes, the land down under has a long and illustrious movie heritage - including production of the first ever full-length feature film.

    So, in the next of this series of posts providing handy downloadable Infographics, we focus on Antipodean movie posters...

  • Streaming This Sunday - Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster - The Sequel!

    A lot has changed in a year. At the time, San Diego Comic-Con was gearing up for its fiftieth year, including a ground-breaking panel “Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster” that brought eight amazing movie poster artists from behind their easels, to centre-stage of a packed auditorium.

    Wind forward a year and the thought of a packed auditorium now seems alien.

    How could Comic-Con possibly go ahead with the shadow of corona virus hanging over us?

    Where there is a will, there is a way...

  • A Super Documentary For Star Wars Fans - Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute To A Master

    Selling a film to a movie studio can't be easy. Millions of pounds are at stake and Hollywood is littered with glorious failures.

    How do you make the pitch even harder? Propose something that has never been achieved before. Require technology and techniques that don't yet exist. Fill your film with imaginary worlds, astonishing space battles and strange creatures and droids. 

    But then, to give yourself a chance, make sure you have an amazing concept artist. One like Ralph McQuarrie...