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

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11 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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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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