Watch: Teaser Trailer for '24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters' Doc
"It's purely a love thing." Snowfort Pictures has revealed an outstanding treaser trailer for the upcoming documentary 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters, which explains what it's about right in the title. The film is having its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later this fall, the home of Mondo where many of the finest posters nowadays are being made. The documentary examines the love of movie posters old and new, discusses the sad decline of the studio poster today, as well as the rise of the new generation of poster artists and collectors. It features interviews with Roger Kastel, behind the classic Jaws poster, as well as William Stout, Jason Edmiston, Laurent Durieux, Gary Pullin, Orlando Arocena and others. Looks fantastic.
First trailer for Kevin Burke's doc 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters, originally from EW.com:
Description from Fantastic Fest: "There are always those who never forgot that the movies they loved could be celebrated in ways beyond just viewing them. Their love for movies extended to their appreciation of illustrated poster art. Just because studio marketing had changed didn’t mean that the art of movie posters had to die. 24X36 tells this story. Learn how artists like John Alvin and Tony Seiniger created iconic posters. See why the poster world changed and most importantly, about the people that helped bring it back: the companies that commission modern posters, the galleries that display them and the fans who collect them." 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters is directed by filmmaker Kevin Burke. The doc premieres at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX later this fall. Stay tuned for more updates on this doc later this fall. You down?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
I kind of think movie posters are marginally worse today, than before. What you see when people point to "back when movie posters were good" era posters are a fraction of the posters that were made during that time. Yes, the hand drawn aesthetic is nice and objectively better than today's style, but we do have quite a few great posters from current era films.
DAVIDPD on Aug 3, 2016
May I ask you to be more specific? Which movies are you thinking about?
tarek on Aug 3, 2016
I found this very informative video tackling this boring style used nowadays for movie posters: themarysue(dot)com/movie-posters-are-terrible/
tarek on Aug 4, 2016
That's also history of the films which has its own piece of creativity. One of those things you would like to know how to do it and then also be able to ...
shiboleth on Aug 4, 2016
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