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The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • Watch Out, Watch Out! There Are Fakes About #2...

    Wherever there are items of value, there will be people trying to take advantage. The world of movie posters is no different.

    From Star Wars to Pulp Fiction, from Back To The Future to Apocalypse Now, reproductions, bootlegs and fakes have surfaced for many collectible titles.

    This week, we take a look at a poster that the seller insisted was an original UK quad for the 50th Anniversary release of The Beatles' first film, A Hard Day's Night.

  • Sotheby's February 2022 Auction - Some Amazing Results…

    London auction house Sotheby's recently closed their February 2022 sale of Original Film Posters. The quality of the lots and some of the incredible results were a 'loud and clear' testament to the widening appeal of original movie posters.

    There were lots of amazing posters on offer. Here are just a few of our highlights...
  • What Is Linen Backing?

    Many of the posters on our website are described as being 'Linen backed'. It isn't a term you hear frequently and we are often asked what it means.

    So, for this special article, we have teamed up with paper conservators Stubbs Conservation to look at the rationale and process of conserving a movie poster through Linen Backing.

  • Pulp Fiction - One Litigious Movie Poster

    When Quentin Tarantino's second film opened on 14th October 1994, it began screening at 1,100 U.S. movie theatres.

    There was one problem - there was something wrong with the movie poster!

    Twenty-seven years later, the Pulp Fiction movie poster is the subject of a second legal wrangle...

  • Watch Out, Watch Out! There Are Fakes About...

    Wherever there are items of value, there will be people trying to take advantage. The world of movie posters is no different.

    From Star Wars to Pulp Fiction, from Back To The Future to Apocalypse Now, reproductions, bootlegs and fakes have surfaced for many collectible titles.

    And so it was earlier this year, with a poster for Al Pacino's Scarface...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • It's Official(ish)... Movie Posters ARE High Brow!

    Monday nights are one of our favourites. Dinner in front of the TV watching quizzes on BBC 2!

    A few weeks ago, I nearly spilled my meat and two veg over the sofa as the varsity quiz took a really interesting turn... a round on movie posters!

    Let's see how you do against the finest minds in the U.K....

  • Polish Movie Posters - A Brief History...

    Prior to the virus, we spent a bit of time in Krakow, Poland. It is a beautiful and welcoming city, a destination that we would recommend.

    Amongst the amazing architecture, music and art we learned a lot more about Polish posters and in particular, the distinct form that is the Polish Movie Poster...

  • 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?

     

  • Framing Movie Posters – What to Look For In A Frame…

    Our mission is to get more original movie posters where they belong – in to a frame and adding something special to a stylish home.

    But what should you look for when buying a frame for your movie poster?

    To help, here is the thinking behind our own range of movie poster frames…

  • 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…”