Film Posters of the 80s: The Essential Movies of the Decade : from the Reel Poster Gallery Collection

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Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh
Aurum Press, 2001 - Film posters - 127 pages
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The 1980s was an exceptionally fertile decade for the cinema. In Hollywoodiolent action was very much in vogue, with films such as Die Hard, Firstlood, Rohocop, Terminator, Top Gun and Lethal Weapon introducing the publico new, muscular stars like Stallone, Schwartzenegger and Tom Cruise.. Stevenpielberg contributed to this genre with Raiders of the Lost Ark, but alsoave us the gentle E.T., which was equally in tune with a period which saw ahole raft of notable science fiction movies, including Dune, Blade Runnernd Aliens. In the wake of Star Wars, everyone was eager to make use of theew special effects techniques that played a major role not just in the SFenre (including the Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back) but also inictures like Ghostbusters, Gremlins and Poltergeist. For 80s audienceseally liked to be scared and Hollywood duly stood their hair on end with Thevil Dead, Friday the 13th and Scanners, among others.;For the first timemerica's film-makers were prepared to examine the nation's recent historynd Platoon, Born on the 4th of July, First Blood and Good Morning, Vietnam

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The 70's gave the world "Star Wars, Grease", "The Godfather", "Mad Max", "Alien", "Taxi Driver", "Texas Chainsaw Massacure", "Halloween", "Rocky" and a very blood thirsty shark who changed human ... Read full review

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Whatever your taste in movies, the filmmakers of the 1990s had it covered. On the one hand, the big studios took advantage of the ever-increasing sophistication of computer-generated imagery to ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Tony Nourmand is the proprietor of the Reel Poster Gallery in London, from whose collection all the images in this book come.

Graham Marsh is a graphic designer who has already collaborated with Tony Nourmand on Film Posters of the 50s, the 60s, the 70s as well as Hitchcock Poster Art.

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