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The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • 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...

  • How Many Times Do You Visit The Cinema? UK Cinema Attendance 1935 - 2018...

    How many times did you visit the cinema in 2019? We averaged a couple of times a month. Given what we do, I imagine that's not a surprise.

    What about the average cinema goer? How has that changed over the past few years? 

    We decided to do a little research with the help of the excellent UK Cinema Association. What we found was a surprising and fascinating story...

  • Japanese Movie Poster Names and Sizes - A Downloadable Infographic

    Together with the many beautiful posters for local releases, Japanese movie posters often provide fantastic unique artwork for western films too. For the collector looking out for the unusual, they are must see posters. 

    So, this week, we head east to size up the Chirashi, the Nakazuri and the Tatekan!

  • The Star Wars Films - In the Order You Should Watch Them...

    Who are we to tell you what films to watch when? You’re a free spirit, able to make your own decisions and watch whatever you want, whenever you want. But, in the days of cinematic universes, re-boots, sequels, prequels, spin-offs and TV tie-ins, it can be bewildering to work out how things actually fit together.

    So, in our “In the Order You Should Watch Them…” series of blog posts, we like to paint a simple picture and provide a bit of background. The rest, well, that’s up to you. Perhaps you’ll watch them backwards, maybe that’s just how you roll…

    This week, in anticipation of the final part of the Skywalker Saga, it is Star Wars...

  • French Movie Poster Names and Sizes - A Downloadable Infographic

    Movie posters are produced around the world and the savvy should ensure that they look at non-English language posters, some of which are the most stylish out there.

    However, the large number of International poster formats can be confusing. This blog post continues our 'Poster Names and Sizes' series and provides a convenient downloadable Infographic showing common French movie poster names and sizes...

  • Italian Movie Poster Names and Sizes - A Downloadable Infographic

    Having provided in depth coverage of the movie poster names and formats from most popular countries, we have now turned our attention to a series of handy Infographics. Each summarises the  poster formats of a single country.

    As we have commented before, some of the most beautiful pieces of movie poster art are found on non-English movie posters, and, Italy has provided its fair share of stunners.

    That is where we are heading...

  • The Films of Stanley Kubrick

    In a career spanning forty-eight years, he was personally nominated for thirteen Academy Award Oscars, winning one. His films were nominated an incredible twenty-seven times, winning nine.

    Including a downloadable timeline, in this post we take a look at the thirteen feature films and three short films directed by the incredible Stanley Kubrick.

  • UK Movie Poster Names and Sizes - A Downloadable Infographic

    Movie posters are produced around the world and the myriad of different names and sizes can be confusing.

    We thought it now time to sum these up in a series of handy downloadable Infographics. Our second Infographic covers the posters of the United Kingdom... 

  • The Marvel 'Infinity Saga' Films - In the Order You Should Watch Them...

    In the days of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple iTunes we can choose from thousands of movies in a few seconds. But, we live in an age of cinematic universes, re-boots, sequels, prequels, spin-offs and TV tie-ins, it can be bewildering to work out how things actually fit together.

    Which ones should you watch first? Especially when the order films are released in, isn’t necessarily the order they run in.

    So, in our “In the Order You Should Watch Them…” series of blog posts, we are going to paint a simple picture and provide a bit of background. The rest, well, that’s up to you. Perhaps you’ll watch them backwards, maybe that’s just how you roll…

    This week, the Marvel 'Infinity Saga' films.

  • U.S. Movie Poster Formats - A Downloadable Infographic...

    Perhaps aptly for a blog that focusses on Original Movie Posters, we are well aware that a picture paints a thousand words.

    So, in this and the next few posts in the series, we are providing free Infographics on the movie poster formats from each of the main movie poster producing countries. 

    In this, the first Infographics post, we cover posters from the United States.

  • The Harry Potter / Wizarding World Films - In The Order You Should Watch Them...

     

    "And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure."

     

    In a story with parallels to the early rejection of The Beatles, the first Harry Potter manuscript was submitted to twelve publishers, all of whom turned it down.

    Almost as if the books prophesised their own fate, it took a child to save the day...

     

  • What is the Right Height to Hang Art?

    We founded Art of the Movies with a simple goal, to get more Original Vintage Movie Posters out of drawers and long-forgotten boxes and, where they should be, hanging on walls.

    Once any piece of art is framed, the next exciting challenge is choosing where to hang it in the home, and importantly, what height it should be hung at.

    In this blog post we explore the right height to hang your newly framed movie poster. (It applies equally well to any piece of art.)