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

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Graham Marsh, Tony Nourmand
Overlook Press, 2001 - Performing Arts - 127 pages
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"The eighties was the decade when filmmakers finally had the technology to transfer their visions to the screen, challenging graphic artists and illustrators to catch up, and many of its most enduring images are represented in this volume: the glow behind the lenses of Arnold Schwarzenegger's gargoyle-framed sunglasses that characterized the monolithic menace of The Terminator; the sarcastically simple crossed-out cartoon ghost that enticed audiences into the theaters to see Ghostbusters; the silhouette of the mysterious, domino-clad stranger that haunts the unbalanced mind of Mozart in Amadeus; the wisp of cigarette smoke that bisects the image of Sean Young's stoic face on the poster for Blade Runner, cutting to the core of the central paradox of the film; the image of the illuminated finger of the gentle extra-terrestrial reaching out to touch the child's finger that spanned the poster art of E.T." "The poster art presented in this volume represents the work of a new generation of graphic artists and designers, equipped for the first time with a brand new technology, in collaboration with visionary filmmakers - from Spielberg to Kurosawa, from Cameron to Ramis, from Foreman to Attenborough - who continually managed to keep our eyes riveted to the screen."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2001)

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.

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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