Great Movie Posters

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  1. JozefK

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    Boris Grinsson (1907, Pskov, Russia – 1999) was an artist famous for drawing the designs for over 2000 French film posters.

    Fleeing Russia after the Bolshevik take over, Grinsson's family settled in Estonia with Boris studying art in Tartu. Moving to Berlin to use his skills, he found work at the UFA Studio designing film posters. His drawing of an anti-Hitler election poster in 1932 led him to flee Germany to Paris after Hitler took power


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  3. JozefK

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    Poster/trade ad for a film that was never made

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    Portions of the script were reworked into The Mummy (1933); Orson Welles would later play the same character in Black Magic (1949).
     
  4. applebonkerz

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    There are just so many, where to even start...movie posters are to me the greatest melding of art and graphic design into stunning captivating visuals.
     
  5. The Panda

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    I have some nice ones in the house--Chinatown, Mitchum's Farewell My Lovely, Dr. No, Apocalypse Now (the early one with just the river & choppers, no baldy), and the 1960's release of Fantasia with all the psych colors (the framer drooled over the last one). I had one for American Graffiti, but sold it cause there was no room and sold off my Dressed To Kill before I got married (I knew the wife wouldn't dig it). I still have The Last Waltz upstairs, no room to hang it if I got it farmed, but can't bring myself to sell it.
     
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    Anselmo Ballester (1897-1974)

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    Movie Poster of the Week: The Rita Hayworth posters of Anselmo Ballester on Notebook »

    When I asked Dave Kehr, author of the Museum of Modern Art’s invaluable 2003 book Italian Film Posters and an avid collector himself, about Ballester I knew I was onto a good thing when he called him “for my money, the greatest movie poster artist of all time.”​

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    Under contract to Columbia, the studio for whom Rita Hayworth was the biggest star in the 1940s, Ballester got to design many of Hayworth’s posters. As Kehr writes, “Ballester’s Hayworth is an icon of joy and sensuality—head thrown back, red hair streaming, captured in a swirl of motion.” That is particularly true of the poster for Affair in Trinidad (1952), in which a vibrant, devil-may-care Hayworth, bursting out of the poster’s frame, laughs in the face of Glenn Ford’s monochrome brutality.​

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    Death Of A Salesman:

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  7. Daedalus

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    Some great posters here.
     
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    Pre-production promotional poster for Frankenstein (1930):

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    [​IMG] Waiting anxiously in line at the movies as a kid, this poster was a promise of the adventure ahead.
     
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    Sometime in 1997 My girlfriend asked the manager of an art deco second run theater for posters for her 'art class' (it sounded reasonable). The guy was reluctant but then realized.. what was he going to do with them? Those movies weren't coming back. Some really good ones: Mazurkey's "Blume in love" and "Next Stop Greenwich Village", "Chinatown" "Farewell my Lovely" and my favorite "Hearts of the West"
     
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    2 of those are on my walls. Great choices
     
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    Got this on my wall.
     
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    This too.
     
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    Oh boy. There are indeed many.
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    I'm a fan of Ernesto Garcia Cabral.

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  24. Johnny Rocker

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    Oh bugger, I should have read the actual posters before putting them up, they make me look bad, I'm not though! I got to slow down and read what I post, its funny how things you post seem to last for eternity. oops!!!!
     
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