Film Posters of the 40s: The Essential Movies of the Decade : from the Reel Poster Gallery Collection

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Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh
Aurum Press, 2002 - Film posters - 127 pages
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Considering that the world was at war during the first half of the decade anduch of it still in ruins during the second half, the 1940s were anxtraordinary fertile period for the cinema. This was the heyday of directorsuch as Orson Wells (Citizen Kane, The Lady from Shanghai and The Third Man),lfred Hitchcock (Notorious, Rope, Spellbound and Suspicion), Powell andressberger (Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes) and Jean Cocteau (La Belle et laete, Orphee); and of stars like Rita Hayworth, Ingrid Bergman, Betty Grable,aurence Olivier, Clark Gable, Robert Mitchum and, of course, thencomparable Bogart and Bacall. Most lists of all-time favourites willnclude a host of 40s movies such as Casablanca and Brief Encounter.urprisingly, perhaps, the decade produced relatively few memorable war films,hough Twelve O'Clock High and the March of Time documentary series areotable exceptions.;Indeed the setting that most characteristic of the cinemaf the 1940s is not the battlefield, but the dark alleys and mean streets ofhe noir genre, represented here by titles such as The Blue Dahlia, The Big

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

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