Film Posters and Post-Modernism
MOVIE PAPER PRINTS AND POST MODERNISM
The post contemporary movement occurred between 78 and the modern day
Movie cards of the 70's mostly continuing in the style of the 1960s. Posters were simple with illustrated photos, full length shots from the main celebrities (in an action film it could be images in the main celebrities escaping elegance situation), a title and a short tag line. The major enhancements made on movies between 1970's as well as the 1960's was your introduction of black movies into traditionally white theatre.
The Big Rest: 1978 poster by Richard Amsel.
The best Sleep: 1978 poster simply by Richard Amsel.
Although illustrated posters were dominant, by the late seventies they had become less common. Images and stills from the film were being used on the posters rather.
Conan the Churl: 1982 poster by Outspoken Franzetta.
Conan the Churl: 1982 poster by Honest Franzetta.
The film stills did appear more modern, however, many of the identifying artists such as Richard Amsel, Bob Optimum, Frank Frazetta and Came Struzan ongoing to fresh paint and airbrush film posters.
Due to this airbrushing and piece of art of the cards, the skintones were typically very warm and orange and were never perfect. For the airbrushed cards, textures had been always very smooth and lighting was often very dramatic.
Back in the 1970's paper prints began to be published on clay-coated paper, which usually gave a glossy, first-class feel. The printers recently had only been able to print within the classic ultra-matte poster paper. The clay-based coating gave the paper prints much more smooth look and even more durability. Therefore they have survived a longer time than many elderly posters and possess even made it long enough to be collection parts.
The popularity of movies in the 70's such as Legend Wars and Star Journey brought movie posters in to the limelight and a certain quantity of enthusiasts started collecting the posters.
In the modern day, almost every poster built is either photographic, still from the movie or maybe a digitally designed...