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The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • Celebrating Graphic Designer Bill Gold...

    This year, prolific graphic designer Bill Gold would have been 99 years old. 

    We will cover his work in more detail in a later blog post, but, as today marks the third anniversary of his passing, here are a few of our favourite Bill Gold designed posters and a wonderful short film from CBS...

  • The Artists - The Movie Posters of Frank McCarthy

    You are mesmerised by a dynamic movie poster from the 1960's. A rugged and earnest hero is in peril as an army of toy soldier figures swarm against an exploding background.

    The chances are, you are looking at a movie poster by the legendary Frank McCarthy.

    In a posting to our 'The Artist' series, we take a look at this artist's amazing body of movie poster work...

  • Quiz - An A to Z of Movie Posters!

    Even if you aren't a movie poster nerd, you will know far more movie posters than you realise.

    They capture an entire film in one image. Often, when you think of a film, it is the movie poster that you picture, rather than a specific scene from the movie.

    So, here is our first movie poster quiz. An 'A to Z' of movie posters. You will know all of the films - but how many can you recognise??

  • Harry Potter and the Greatest Movie Posters That Never Existed…

    Starting in 2001 with “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (released in the U.S. as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) Warner Brothers transported us to fantastical places, faithfully recreating the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling – and what about that movie poster!!!

    As the second film came to fruition and posters for “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” began to appear, something had changed…

  • Essential Lock-Down Viewing - The Man Behind The Poster...

    Caught up with Breaking Bad? Giggled your way through every Adam Sandler film on Netflix and watched every episode of Friends (twice)?

    If so, it’s time for some ‘lock-down’ culture, movie poster style!

  • Lock-Down Viewing - Mark Kermode's Take On The Spy Movie...

    Given that in last week’s post we focused on the Bond movies, I make no apology for plugging Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema once again.

    In the latest (and final episode of the series) he takes us on a fascinating journey through the spy movie...

  • The James Bond Movies...

    As movie goers have to wait a little longer for the release of Bond 25, “No Time To Die”, we thought we would take a closer look at the franchise and pull together one of our handy Infographics showing all of the Bond movies to date…

    ... which one is your favourite?

  • 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…”