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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #125 on: March 23, 2016, 12:54:01 PM »
Thanks, Jeff.

When I purchased the book, I believed I was buying a new copy, but somehow or another I purchased a used copy... most likely a goof on my part. I lucked out though, like I mentioned, everything else was immaculate.

Glad it worked out!! The pages look superb.


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« Reply #126 on: March 23, 2016, 02:33:59 PM »
A quick review on, Hitchcock Poster Art: (http://www.amazon.com/Hitchcock-Poster-Art-Mark-Wolff/dp/1585670928/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458737971&sr=8-1&keywords=hitchcock+poster+art



I picked the hardcover version of this title on Amazon for fairly cheap. When it arrived I took notice that the dust cover was in fairly rough condition, so I was a bit worried initially, but found the inside to be pristine. The pages are of a nice and semi-thick stock,  with a matte-ish finish. All of the images really 'pop' and have a nice contrast without being blown out.

Each film title recieves a quick blurb detailing a brief plot synopsis and additional info. The length and breadth of these vary, some are long and thorough with lots of background on the film and production, and some are a few sentences about the plot. I felt the poster content of the book left a little to be desired. For any given title, there are anywhere from 1 to 4 examples of poster artwork from a variety of countries. I was under the impression that this would be a catalog of sorts, with an image of all known artwork for a given title. However, what the book lacks in image completeness it does make up for in thoroughness of titles. Every single Hitchcock film, from the obscure and earliest to which he served as an AD, to the very end receives at least some attention. This is also a very nice section devoted to complete sets of lobby cards for a large number of films as well.

While this book isn't what I had thought it was going to be, I'm still very pleased with my purchase and feel it was money well spent!













Very good photos and really helpful to have your review. I am a huge fan of books (and poster books!) so do please keep sharing.. ;)

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« Reply #127 on: March 24, 2016, 05:02:39 PM »
Thanks, Rosa! I'm glad you found it helpful.

I'll continue to post as I dive into the world of movie art/poster books.

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« Reply #128 on: April 10, 2017, 11:40:37 PM »
Not strictly a poster book, but definitely related is The Art of Selling Movies by John McElwee. It's mostly newspaper ads for old films, but it's still pretty great to see some of this rare stuff.

Also, I wonder if anyone has had a chance to take a peek at Movie Poster Artists: United States and Canada by Eric and Susan Poole. It's a book on 240 movie poster artists and apparently has over 2700 poster images.
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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #129 on: April 11, 2017, 12:21:57 AM »
Jamie, do you know if the authors are the son and wife of LAMP founder, Ed Poole?


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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #130 on: April 11, 2017, 05:38:12 AM »
Hey Jeff,

I don't know about the authors' exact relation to Ed Poole, but the association with LAMP is spot-on, so you're very likely correct.
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« Reply #131 on: April 11, 2017, 12:46:06 PM »
Im guessing that his son's name is Eric, but do know that his wife's name is Susan. But would seem to make sense that this book is a family affair of the LAMP folks.

I'd love to check their book out. Sounds like it's full of a lot of good info and pics. 


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« Reply #132 on: April 11, 2017, 02:55:06 PM »
Jamie, do you know if the authors are the son and wife of LAMP founder, Ed Poole?

I just bought it after reading about it.  Will let you know what I think when I get it.

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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #133 on: April 11, 2017, 04:15:54 PM »
I wrote to Ed from LAMP and just got a reply. Here's what he wrote me:

Hi Jeff,

Yes it is by us.... No it is not by someone named Eric. We have a full color edition and a black and white edition. Here they are on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=movie+poster+artists

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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #134 on: April 11, 2017, 04:53:32 PM »
Thank you Jamie. I didn't know anything about the Movie Poster Artists book but have ordered one as well. It seems that there are colour and b/w editions.

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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #135 on: April 16, 2017, 04:03:12 PM »
I got the Poole's book a couple days ago. It is well worth the money in my opinion.

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« Reply #136 on: April 16, 2017, 04:33:19 PM »
I got the Poole's book a couple days ago. It is well worth the money in my opinion.

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did you get the b & w or the pricier color version? If the latter, how's the printing?

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« Reply #137 on: April 16, 2017, 06:51:32 PM »
Color, the picture aspect is not the greatest as the images in general tend to be about business card size, but I think they probably kept in mind the cost as really it is more informational than a coffee table book (at least in my eye).


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« Reply #138 on: April 16, 2017, 10:04:55 PM »
Color, the picture aspect is not the greatest as the images in general tend to be about business card size, but I think they probably kept in mind the cost as really it is more informational than a coffee table book (at least in my eye).

Cool...appreciate the insight!

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« Reply #139 on: April 23, 2017, 06:44:11 PM »
Was just flipping thru this book again, and cant recommend it enough, for anyone into the horror genre.  thumbsup.gif devil 2

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Re: Movie Poster Books - Best of
« Reply #140 on: April 24, 2017, 11:38:32 AM »
Yes, I would agree. I've had my copy a long while but it remains among the best of its kind to this day. Apart from the gobsmacking array of posters printed to a very high quality, the individual contributions (particularly Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison) are also great reminders of what cinema-going was like back in the great old days of Hollywood.

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« Reply #141 on: April 24, 2017, 03:05:46 PM »
Been meaning to pick this up, Jeff. Thanks for the reminder.  thumbsup.gif