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24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)

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A documentary exploring the birth, death, and resurrection of the illustrated movie poster.

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Kevin Burke
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Paul Ainsworth Paul Ainsworth ... Self
Dave Alexander Dave Alexander ... Self
Andrea Alvin Andrea Alvin ... Self
David Byrd David Byrd ... Self
Tracie Ching Tracie Ching ... Self - Poster Artist
Matthew Chojnacki Matthew Chojnacki ... Self - Poster Artist
Leslie Combemale
Joe Dante ... Self
Laurent Durieux Laurent Durieux ... Self
Jason Edmiston Jason Edmiston ... Self
Justin Erickson Justin Erickson ... Self
Brock Higgins Brock Higgins ... Self
Thomas Hodge Thomas Hodge ... Self
Roger Kastel Roger Kastel ... Self
Kayley Luftig Kayley Luftig ... Self - Poster Collector
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A documentary exploring the birth, death, and resurrection of the illustrated movie poster.

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4 November 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

A film of two halves. We see the development of film posters as advertising to sell movies. It was not regarded as art. We see the work of notable poster artists of the recent times. John Alvin, Richard Amsel, Drew Struzan. People who worked on Jaws, Star Wars, ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Alien.

In the 1990s, the art of the film posters declined. We got floating heads lit in various ways. The film posters showed you the stars of the film, such as Face/off. Horror movies were no different. Exhibitors, video shops wanted the faces of the stars. Even if a director wanted some fancy art work he would discover that power ultimately lay with the film executives and they all went for something identical.

The second half of the film was about money. The value of old film posters, the rare ones exchanging for thousands and those companies recreating posters for classic films whether it is done legitimately or not. Some companies such as Mondo have been instrumental in the resurgence of movie artwork.

An interesting, novel subject matter but I felt lacking somewhat. I wanted more on the history of the film poster.


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