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The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • Adam McDaniel on Richard Amsel - An Incredible Journey...

    2020 was an interesting year for author, film-maker, screen-writer and artist Adam McDaniel. The fires that ravaged Southern California threatened to engulf his home, he left his job of nearly twelve years with Warner Brothers and his wedding cruise was twice cancelled due to the COVID epidemic.

    That would have got a lot of us down but, not McDaniel. He has set out to finish a journey that began, unbeknown to him, a few decades before...

  • Richard Amsel - Art That Keeps Giving...

    Great art has the ability to affect us physically, emotionally, and perhaps, even spiritually. 

    As a precursor to next week's blog post with author and film-maker Adam McDaniel, we give you two examples that do it for us.

  • Star Wars Funnies - Time For Some Lock-Down Relief!

    As those of us in the U.K. and many others around the globe endure further lock-downs and social restrictions, we could all do with a little cheering up.

    With its bizarre creatures and mythical sci-fi storylines, Star Wars has always provided a rich source of comic material. Here are a few of our YouTube favourites...

  • Feref Unseen - Back This Kickstarter!

    Every now and then the opportunity comes along to help make something magical happen. Even if you don't have time to read the whole of this blog post - please back this Kickstarter!

    Those of you that do have time, are in for a treat. Including an exclusive look at a Star Wars poster that never was...

  • Tarantino's Favourite Films

    A few days ago we added an original Italian movie poser for Sergio Leone's seminal 1966 Western "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" to our collection of original movie posters.

    Photographing the poster reminded me of a list I had seen a few years ago of Quentin Tarantino's favourite films.

    Guess which one was at the top?
  • The Films We Are Looking Forward To In 2021

    Although the UK is entering another lock-down, there is a chink of light at the end of the (long) tunnel in the form of vaccine roll-outs. So, with our optimistic hat on, here are trailers for the films we are looking forward to seeing later in 2021.

    Stay safe and our very best wishes for the New Year.

  • What To Watch Over Christmas...

    Even with the welcome news of vaccine roll-outs, many of us are living under tiered restrictions, with many cinemas across the country remaining closed.

    For those able and willing to go to a cinema, the big release is Patty Jenkin’s and Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman 1984”.

    For those of us remaining at home, streaming is the best way to get some well-needed movie escapism. What are we watching?

  • The Christmas Movie Poster Quiz!

    Many people have told us how much they enjoy our movie poster quizzes. We are delighted that many have used them during Zoom calls to bring friends and families together during a difficult year.

    So, what better time for another quiz than at Christmas!

    No matter your age, we think there is a poster there for you. How many can you recognise??

  • Exciting News! A Richard Amsel Book!

    A few of the great movie poster artists (amongst them Bill Gold, Drew Struzan, Saul Bass, John Alvin, Frank McCarthy and Robert McGinnis) have their careers documented in print, but, when you look at any poster fan’s book-shelf, there has always been one name missing, Richard Amsel.

    Thankfully, that is about to change…

  • The Most Beautiful Movie Poster (You Haven't Seen)...

    In an earlier blog post we talked about Drew Struzan's phenomenal movie poster for 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' and the travesty that prevented him completing the movie series.

    Speaking to a few movie poster artists, we get the impression that it happens more than you may think. Here is another example...

  • Prop Store December 2020 Auction - Some Amazing Props Up For Grabs...

    With roots that go back over twenty years, Prop Store attracts some amazing pieces to its periodic entertainment memorabilia auctions.

    Their upcoming, December 2020, auction is no exception. It was hard, but we have whittled down the 913 lots to our favourite ten.

    If you are after your own Alien, James Bond's tuxedo or your very own life-size Brad Pitt, this is the auction for you!
  • Breaking News - The Return of Willow Ufgood...

    How many of us remember the adventures of brave Nelwyn dwarf, Willow Ufgood?

    George Lucas and Ron Howard's 1988 fantasy adventure "Willow" introduced us to a magical world where biblical stories intertwined with western mythology to lead an unlikely hero on a difficult and dangerous quest.

    Disney had some exciting Willow related news to share recently...