Film Posters of the 80s : The Essential Movies of the Decade
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.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 258.6 x 307.8 x 18.3mm | 1,120.38g
- 29 Oct 2001
- Overlook Press
- United States