The Art Of The B Movie Poster

Author: Adam Newell
Editor: Gingko Press Editions
ISBN: 9781584236221
Size: 11,65 MB
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Exploding off the page with over 1,000 of the best examples of exploitation, grindhouse, and pulp film poster design comes The Art of the B Movie Poster, a collection of incredible posters from low-budget films from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. Once relegated to the underground and midnight movie circuit, these films and their bombastic advertisements are experiencing a surge of mainstream popularity driven by fans appreciative of the artistic skill, distinctive aesthetic, and unabashed sensationalism they relied on to make a profit, with the quality of the poster often far surpassing that of the film itself. The book celebrates this tradition with sections divided into "moral panic" films, action, horror, sci-fi, and of course, sex, each introduced with short essays by genre experts such as Kim Newman, Eric Schaffer, Simon Sheridan, Vern, and author Stephen Jones, winner of the Horror Writer's Association 2015 Bram Stoker Award for Non-Fiction. Edited by Adam Newell and featuring an introduction by author and filmmaker Pete Tombs, The Art of the B Movie Poster is a loving tribute to the artwork and artists that brought biker gangs, jungle girls, James Bond rip-offs and reefer heads to life for audiences around the world.

The Art Of Noir

Author: Eddie Muller
Editor: Duckworth Overlook
ISBN: 9780715647684
Size: 17,33 MB
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Film noir is all about style, even more than it is about crime. The poster art from the noir era has a bold look and an iconography all of its own. During noirs golden age, studios commissioned these arresting illustrations for even the lowliest B thriller. The Art of Noir is the first book to present this striking artwork in a lavishly produced, large-format, full-colour volume. The more than 350 dazzling posters and other promotional materials range from the classics to rare archive films such as The Devil Thumbs a Ride and Blonde Kiss. With a new afterword, rare posters from around the world and background information on the illustrators, The Art of Noir is the ultimate companion for movie buffs and collectors, as well as artists and designers.

Attack Of The B Movie Posters

Author: Bruce Hershenson
ISBN: 9781887893428
Size: 18,59 MB
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Spans the early days of the movie industry to the present. Drawn from the author's research and personal archives, this book presents movie posters as an art form as well as a slice of American history. High quality, all colour reproduction and accurate text makes this book excellent for reference, while movie lovers with delight in the opportunity to remember their favourite films.


Author: Ira M. Resnick
Editor: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789210197
Size: 13,87 MB
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Samples posters and stills from Ira M. Resnick's extensive collection, covering actors ranging from Lillian Gish and the Marx Brothers to Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.

The Art Of Daniel Clowes

Author: Alvin Buenaventura
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1613123639
Size: 16,20 MB
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Throughout his 25-year career, alternative cartoonist/screenwriter Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s his groundbreaking comic book series Eightball defined indie culture with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. With each successive graphic novel (Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful ), Clowes has been praised for his emotionally compelling narratives that reimagine the ways that stories can be told in comics. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times–bestselling creator, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes’s best-known illustrations as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art, and also includes essays by noted contributors such as designer Chip Kidd and cartoonist Chris Ware. Praise for The Art of Daniel Clowes: "Even if you're not an avid reader of [Clowes’s] books and strips (your loss), this volume will entice and entertain." —The Atlantic "The real selling point of Modern Cartoonist is the art . . . some of which [has] been little-seen even by die-hard Clowes fans." —A.V. Club “This excellent retrospective of his work from the late 1980s onward, edited by Alvin Buenaventura, showcases his visual gifts and always evolving style; his beautiful early stuff looks nothing like his beautiful later stuff.” —Newsday “A perfect introduction.” — “One of the greatest cartoonists of the past several decades finally gets his due.” —The Washington Post

Science Fiction Poster Art

Author: Tony Nourmand
Editor: Aurum PressLtd
ISBN: 9781854109460
Size: 12,26 MB
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A collection of movie poster art, spanning a century of science fiction cinema, includes posters from all the landmark films--from 2001, Bladerunner, and The Man Who Fell to Earth to the Star Wars and Alien series--as well as forgotten works and the B--movies of the 1940s.

Drive In Dream Girls

Author: Tom Lisanti
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786493429
Size: 18,54 MB
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During the 1960s, a bushel of B–movies were produced and aimed at the predominantly teenage drive-in movie audience. At first teens couldn’t get enough of the bikini-clad beauties dancing on the beach or being wooed by Elvis Presley, but by 1966 young audiences became more interested in the mini-skirted, go-go boot wearing, independent-minded gals of spy spoofs, hot rod movies and biker flicks. Profiled herein are fifty sexy, young actresses that teenage girls envied and teenage boys desired including Quinn O’Hara, Melody Patterson, Hilarie Thompson, Donna Loren, Pat Priest, Meredith MacRae, Arlene Martel, Cynthia Pepper, and Beverly Washburn. Some like Sue Ane Langdon, Juliet Prowse, Marlyn Mason, and Carole Wells, appeared in major studio productions while others, such as Regina Carrol, Susan Hart, Angelique Pettyjohn and Suzie Kaye were relegated to drive-in movies only. Each biography contains a complete filmography. Some also include the actresses’ candid comments and anecdotes about their films, the people they worked with, and their feelings about acting. A list of web sites that provide further information is also included.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Classic Movies

Author: Lee Pfeiffer
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696861
Size: 17,59 MB
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Sit back, grab some popcorn, and let the credits roll. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Classic Movies provides comprehensive information on the best classic films from the silent era up through 1969, cross-referenced several different ways for easy access. Also contains fun, "insider" trivia and facts about the movies, the stars, and factors that influenced the movie or the audience at the time of the movie's release. * Written by a recognized name in the industry who has written books on movies and film for decades * Features only the best movies (3 and 4 stars) from the silent era up through 1969 * Offers several indexes, which are cross-referenced alphabetically by actor and director, in addition to the main text being indexed by film name and genre * Includes appendices that provide information on the top 100 films of all time, the greatest movie quotes, Academy Award winners, and Internet references for locating hard-to-find films

It Came From 1957

Author: Rob Craig
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476612439
Size: 16,62 MB
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America in the 1950s was a cauldron of contradictions. Advances in technology chafed against a grimly conservative political landscape; the military-industrial complex ceaselessly promoted the “Communist menace”; young marrieds fled crumbling cities for artificial communities known as suburbs; and the corporate cipher known as “The Organization Man” was created, along with stifling images of women. The decade, huddled under the fear of nuclear holocaust, was also dedicated to all things futuristic. Science fiction was in its salad days, in magazines and novels and in motion pictures, trying every trick in the book to lure customers back from television, including reliance on monster movies. All of these forces collided in 1957, when an astounding 57 movies of the science fiction, horror and fantasy variety were shown in the United States—a record unmatched to this day. Reflecting some of the socio-political topics of the day, several are exceptional examples of their genres. This book critically discusses each of the films.

The Complete Masters Of The Poster

Author: Stanley Appelbaum
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613458X
Size: 20,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Most famous compilation of art from the great age of the poster features full-color, large-format illustrations by nearly 100 artists: Chéret, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Mucha, Beardsley, Parrish, Penfield, Steinlen, and many others. Extensive documentation.