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Movie Poster Books - Best of
« on: April 12, 2010, 11:20:49 PM »
Would like to do a book thread. Please post or describe your absolute quintessential movie poster books; two or three movie poster books you enjoy most and would kindly recommend. Thanks!

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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 11:43:41 PM »
I think Sam Sarowitz's Translating Hollywood and Art of the Modern Movie Poster are destined to become the "Reel Art" books for collectors of modern posters.  But damned if this isn't a tough question.  I presently have nearly 50 books on various aspects of poster collecting and movie art and I really like each one for what it is.  It's hard to single out just a few.  But Sam's books deserve to be singled out because I think he's the only guy so far to really set out to establish modern posters as collector-worthy.
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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 12:12:37 AM »
Definitely. It was Sam's book that inspired the question. Translating Hollywood is exceptional. As is most everything he puts together really. I was able to see one of their exhibits last summer in NY. One other I'd suggest for Bardot fans Brigitte Bardot a l'affiche .




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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 05:14:33 AM »
Hi, Folks!

Have to register a vote here for Sim Branaghan's BRITISH FILM POSTERS publication ...



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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 10:00:03 AM »
Borst's "Graven Images" will keep you collecting forever.

Any of the Stan Choko books on french posters, I'm particularly fond of "100 ans d affiches de cinema".

"Film Posters of the Russian Avant Garde" by Susan Pack is truly mouthwatering for those with an interest in such things.

Oh, gotta throw in Gresham's "Children of the Night," while not up to "GI", it's an invalualbe resources for UniHo material.

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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 11:12:36 AM »
thanks peter  :)

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 12:18:48 PM »
Roll on 26th of October I say, as this book is released.
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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2010, 12:37:06 PM »
That should be a fantastic book.

Although Sim Branaghan's book is a good historical look at the quad and has several images, I am hoping someone someday puts together more of a pictoral quad book. Something like what Nourmand put together for the decades series.

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2010, 02:05:33 PM »
Anyone remotely interested in all things James Bond paper, well this book is an absolute must.  I would even argue its worth a purchase for people who enjoy posters in general as it is jammed with incredible pics and detailed info about the history of the Bond posters.  Such a fantastic book, I refer to it all the time.



It can be had for around $15 used on Amazon, which is a great deal considering it usually goes for over $40. 

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2010, 02:31:04 PM »
Anyone remotely interested in all things James Bond paper, well this book is an absolute must. It can be had for around $15 used on Amazon, which is a great deal considering it usually goes for over $40. 

Just got it for $.99 on Ebay yesterday!

Also the Star Wars Poster book is terrific for Star Wars collectors. 

The Art of Modern Movie Posters is great, although I've only viewed it at the library.

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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2010, 02:35:57 PM »
These are the essentials for me:

Art of Noir (gets the capital "E"ssential!)



Reel Art



Graven Images



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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2010, 10:48:33 AM »
Although Sim Branaghan's book is a good historical look at the quad and has several images, I am hoping someone someday puts together more of a pictoral quad book.

Hi, Dave!

In fairness to Sim - and just in case the thought of 'several images' might put-off a prospective purchaser - there are actually over 300 colour images in BRITISH FILM POSTERS.

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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2010, 04:05:39 PM »
Sim's book is brilliant.

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2010, 05:04:21 PM »
Anybody have a link to the 40x60 book that is coming out, I cant even remember who was making it.

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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2010, 12:46:40 PM »
Here are a couple from my Japanese collection.  Each is from a different era -- first being SF posters from 1949-1964, the 2nd being from 1965-1975.

The earlier one has a special section of Hitchcock titles, the other has a special section of Bond posters.  Nice big pictures of the posters.







I also consult the Choko 100 ans d'affiches de cinema quite often these days.

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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2010, 03:12:49 PM »
Emily King's books are very good. 

Also Frangioni's Clint Eastwood: Icon is great, but very incomplete.
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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2010, 10:45:33 AM »
I have a huge back catalogue of the Christies Auction catalogues I picked up a while ago. They are great, but lots of repetition

The other must haves are the james Bond poster book, Movie posters by Emily King, The Star Wars poster book.

Dare i say movie posters of the 50's 60's 70's 80' 90's are not bad if you can get them cheap enough. maybe there is a new one due Movie posters of the 00's?

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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2013, 03:17:27 PM »
I wonder if anyone can suggest a book about the history of film posters, printing, lithographers etc?

I have the LAMP book which is OK and I tend to look out in the internet for info but I wonder if there is any book out there that you could recommend?   

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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2013, 10:18:43 AM »

  Thanks for posting that book Mel. Does anybody know how often those panels come up for auction?




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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2013, 11:08:08 AM »
FILM POSTERS OF THE 30s, 40s, ETC BY TONY M AND GRAHAM M.

Rosa's Review: I look at these nearly every day. Say no more. 40s all Bogie pics which suits me just fine. Excellent printing quality.




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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2013, 12:56:19 PM »
If this thread is just for Poster books, here's a couple.


This must have the best posters ever in, I wonder why Greg titled it so...






Here's another 3 By Tony Nourmand, who did your 30' and 40's books Rosa.



And we can't forget this jollyfine book...
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2013, 01:11:20 PM »
Will need to check out the Monograms one (the book with J Wayne in the Cover)> It looks mighty fine to me.

Great books. I nearly bought the Hammer one this Xmas :P

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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2013, 01:33:31 PM »
If your into Hammer films, The Art of is a jollgood book.

Here's a sneaky peek at the international book, there's quite a lot of B&W pics, but...

















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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2013, 02:16:59 PM »
Paul, I will need to buy the International film Posters book, the one that has the DW Griffth poster. I just  bed1 for that one



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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2013, 02:34:05 PM »
If your into Hammer films, The Art of is a jollgood book.

Here's a sneaky peek at the international book, there's quite a lot of B&W pics, but...



















I must have missed it Paul, which book is this?  Looks fabulous...
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