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The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • The Best Bond! What Do You Think?

    James Bond first hit the big-screen in 1961’s ‘Dr. No’. Over the space of forty-nine years and twenty-five films, six men have donned the black tuxedo and answered to the call ‘007’.

    It is perhaps unfair to suggest that one actor is a better personification of Ian Fleming’s super spy. All the same, the Radio Times asked the question and 14,000 readers responded.

    The results are, perhaps, a little surprising…
  • Too Cool For School? Try the DAVE School...

    For most of us, our school years weren’t as eventful as High School Musical. There were no spontaneous songs with back-flips in the canteen, nor mass synchronised dancing in the playground as a camera panned slowly over us.

    However cool your school was, I have a feeling it wasn’t as cool as the DAVE school (and no, it has nothing to do with the U.K. comedy repeat TV channel).

    Read on to learn more...

  • UK Film Streaming - Top 10 for July 2020

    Especially now, movies are as important as ever. We all need some escapism and many of us are getting our film fix at home. Many are even turning a small corner of our home in to a home cinema / theatre.

    But what are we watching?

    We turned to our friends at streaming search engine justwatch to find out...

  • 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...

  • Streaming This Sunday - Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster - The Sequel!

    A lot has changed in a year. At the time, San Diego Comic-Con was gearing up for its fiftieth year, including a ground-breaking panel “Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster” that brought eight amazing movie poster artists from behind their easels, to centre-stage of a packed auditorium.

    Wind forward a year and the thought of a packed auditorium now seems alien.

    How could Comic-Con possibly go ahead with the shadow of corona virus hanging over us?

    Where there is a will, there is a way...

  • A Super Documentary For Star Wars Fans - Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute To A Master

    Selling a film to a movie studio can't be easy. Millions of pounds are at stake and Hollywood is littered with glorious failures.

    How do you make the pitch even harder? Propose something that has never been achieved before. Require technology and techniques that don't yet exist. Fill your film with imaginary worlds, astonishing space battles and strange creatures and droids. 

    But then, to give yourself a chance, make sure you have an amazing concept artist. One like Ralph McQuarrie...

  • The Stars of Movie Posters Quiz!

    Given the fantastic response to our earlier movie poster quizzes, we have devised another!

    Everyone has their favourite actors and the best of them can amaze us with their versatility. With modern make-up and CGI, they are often almost unrecognisable.

    Below you will find ten fantastic actors. All have played a range of roles in major films. We have taken some of their movie poster images and combined them.

    How many can you identify?

  • Visiting a Virtual Museum - The Hollywood Art Museum

    In these unsettled times it is hard to know when many will feel safe enough to amble around a museum or art gallery, yet alone travel Internationally to sample another culture.

    World over, cultural institutions are working hard to adapt and to present their story in new ‘no contact’ ways.

    A fantastic example that pre-dates our Covid-19 world is the amazing Hollywood Art Museum, packed full of Star Wars and movie poster goodies!

  • 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…

  • BREAKING NEWS - A New Trailer for Bill and Ted!

    For those of us of a certain age, it is unbelievable that is over thirty years since we first met ‘Bill S. Preston Esq.’ and ‘Ted Theodore Logan’.

    Slated for release in August, “Bill and Ted Face The Music” promises to be a long awaited laugh in these most troubled of times.

    The first trailer and a glimpse of the advance movie poster were released last week.

    See them here!

  • The Pixelated Movie Poster Quiz - The Answers

    In last week's blog post we published The Pixelated Movie Poster Quiz. For reasons we haven't been able to fathom, some Apple devices refuse to show the answers when the pixelated posters are clicked.

    So, for all those frustrated by not being able to get the last one or two answers, here they all are!

  • Quiz - The Pixelated Movie Poster Quiz!

    Following the fantastic response to our 'An A to Z of Movie Posters' Quiz, here is our latest family friendly round for your next lock-down quiz!

    We have taken fifty well-known movie posters and pixelated them. In some cases we have taken off the name of the movie too as that would have been just too easy!

    Whilst everyone will know most, there are a couple of harder ones in there too.

    Enjoy!