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The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • Irwin Allen and Roland Emmerich: Masters of Disaster

    Last week's Storm Eunice reminded us that the master of disaster, Roland Emmerich, is up to his old tricks again this month with Moonfall, so just before a celestial body descends from the heavens, Lee Adams takes a look back at the uneven history of the disaster movie…
  • 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.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - Not Long To Wait Now!

    Beset by Covid related postponements and the recasting of Johnny Depp, the sequel to 2018's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been a long time coming. But, there isn't long to wait now...

    Alongside a sneak peek at the new advance poster, Warner Brothers have shared some fantastic production photos with us!

  • Screen Voices: From Animated Shorts to Ubiquitous A-Listers

    The perfect match of vocal talent and on screen character can make an indelible impression.

    As Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania is released without Adam Sandler as the excitable, proud, overbearing Count Dracula, Lee Adams takes a look at some of the best movie voice-overs of all time…

  • Being James Bond - A Fantastic New Film Available On-Line

    Given Daniel Craig's now highly celebrated portrayal of James Bond, it is hard to imagine that the public and media response to his unveiling was mediocre at best.

    Just released on-line, a fantastic new film "Being James Bond" provides a very candid reflection of Craig's sixteen or so years as 007. 

    You can watch it here!

  • The Films We Are Looking Forward To In 2022 (Jan to Jun)

    There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding movie release dates, with distributors keen to avoid competition for their expensive film releases.

    But, we do have an up to date calendar and a whole bunch of amazing trailers, so here are some of the films we are looking forward to in the first half of 2022!

  • New Year’s Resolutions: In Movies!

    Happy New Year! Now 2022 is here, it’s time to start making and breaking those resolutions for the next twelve months.

    Our resident film buff, Lee Adams, looked up some of the most common New Year resolutions, threw in a few of his own, and matched each with a classic movie pairing. Enjoy!

  • Spider-Man Shows Why Cinemas Aren't Dead Yet

    As Spider-Man: No Way Home breaks box office records around the world and quickly passes the $1B box office mark, we (with help from the excellent news website, Vox) take a look at the outlook for cinemas in these troubled times.
  • The Matrix Resurrections: It's Time To Return To Wonderland

    The repeated references that The Matrix makes to Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are unmissable, from the "white rabbit" and "down the rabbit hole" to Neo’s very own "Wonderland".

    It is therefore perhaps fitting that the trailers for The Matrix: Resurrections make so many obvious reference to the earlier films of its own franchise.

    Today, it is time to take another trip in to The Matrix...

  • Wishing on a Star: Steven Spielberg, Director

     

    As Steven Spielberg's reworking of the musical classic West Side Story opens world-wide to rave reviews, Lee Adams takes a look at the director's incredible career to date.

    Is Spielbergian a word? It is now!

  • It’s Christmas! My Top 10 Favourite Festive Movies

    This week our resident film-buff, Lee Adams, presses pause on the TV remote, finishes his mince pie and picks up the Christmas Radio Times to share his own favourite Festive movies (and Yes, Die Hard does feature).

    Which is yours?