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The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • National Theatre Live – Now Streaming In Your (Locked-Down) Home…

    A few months ago, long before any of the current madness descended, we enjoyed an amazing evening at our local independent cinema. Not to watch a movie, but to virtually visit the theatre and to watch the amazing James Corden in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’. 

    With the social distancing lock-down in place, you can’t visit the National Theatre, nor can you watch one of their productions in the cinema, but, thanks to National Theatre At Home, starting this week, you can watch ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ from the comfort of your own arm-chair...

  • These Are Worrying Times...

    These are worrying times. Above all else, we hope that you, your loved ones, friends and families are heeding the latest government advice and staying safe.

    While we are all maintaining our social distance and spending more time at home, I imagine that, like us, you are getting through more movies and box-sets than usual.

    For those in the UK, don’t forget the BBC iPlayer where you can find two fantastic series for the movie lover…

  • An Amazing New Trailer And Poster From The Unique Wes Anderson...

    Since the turn of the century, few directors have established as distinctive a cinematic vision as Wes Anderson.

    We were excited to see the release of a new trailer for his upcoming movie "The French Dispatch", or, more correctly "The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun".

    You can watch it (and see the amazing movie poster), here...

  • EMPIRE Magazine's 100 Greatest Movies of the Twenty-First Century (So Far!)...

    In their March 2020 edition, the superb EMPIRE magazine chose their ‘100 Greatest Movies of the Century (so far!)’.

    We were quite surprised by their number one pick.

    What do you think? Which film would be yours?

  • The Worst Movie Posters of All Time? No Way!

    Over the Christmas break we found a book we had not seen before. Written by Gregory J Edwards and Robin Cross, it’s title was more than a little intriguing to the movie poster lover…

    Published in 1984, “Worst Movie Posters of All Time – A Treasury of Trash” promised to ‘sterilize me with fear’ and that within its pages ‘… shame exploiters compete with each other for the supreme accolade of WORST MOVIE POSTER OF ALL TIME…”

  • In Case You Missed the Superbowl - Some Amazing New Trailers!

    Given the time difference here in the UK, only the most ardent American Football fan is likely to have stayed up to see the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers to Superbowl 54.

    Those who didn't may also have missed the premiere of a number of fantastic trailers for upcoming blockbusters and the chance to relive another Groundhog Day!

    You can watch them all here...

  • Tom Chantrell and the Star Wars 'Style C' Quad - A Fantastic New Documentary...

    Asked for our favourite movie posters, one of the first on the list has to be the UK ‘Style C’ Quad for the original Star Wars film. It captures the action and adventure of the movie like no other poster.

    We were delighted to come across a fantastic documentary by Convex Films focused on the legendary artist responsible for the poster, Mr. Tom Chantrell...

  • Why Are Most Modern Movie Posters Double-Sided?

    Today, nearly all movie posters are printed double-sided. It wasn’t always that way. It wasn’t until the late 1980s / early 1990s that it became common practice.

    It is more difficult and it is more expensive. So why bother?

    In this blog post we answer the question "Why are movie posters double-sided?"

  • The Artists - The Movie Posters of John Alvin

    When an artist / illustrator / designer has had such a major influence on twentieth century culture, it is hard to know where to start...

    Steven Spielberg's E.T?
    Tim Burton's Batman?
    Ridley Scott's Blade Runner?
    Disney's The Lion King?

     

    Just a few highlights of the extraordinary work of movie poster legend Mr. John Alvin...

  • A Fantastic Jurassic Short!

    2018's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" left us in a world where dinosaurs roamed the U.S. mainland.

    We have to wait until 2021 for the final episode of the trilogy, but, in 2019, a new eight-minute short, "Battle At Big Rock" surfaced...

    It's well worth a watch!

  • Bonhams’ December Auction Results Featuring Some Tom Jung Gems…

    In December, continuing their long-standing collaboration, Bonhams Auctioneers and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) held their “TCM Presents … 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year” auction.

    In this unusually named auction there were a few stand out pieces for the movie poster enthusiast and they all came from the personal collection of movie poster legend Tom Jung...

  • What is a Movie Poster Light Box?

    Have you noticed the movie posters at your local cinema?

    They radiate light, just like the movie screen.

    Ever wonder how it's done? 

    It's the magic of a cinema light box...