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The Resource Selling the movie : the art of the film poster, Ian Haydn Smith

Selling the movie : the art of the film poster, Ian Haydn Smith

Label
Selling the movie : the art of the film poster
Title
Selling the movie
Title remainder
the art of the film poster
Statement of responsibility
Ian Haydn Smith
Title variation
Art of the film poster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As long as there have been movies, there have been posters selling films to audiences. Posters came into existence just decades before the inception of film, and as movies became a universal medium of entertainment, posters likewise became a ubiquitous form of advertising. At first, movie posters suggested a film's theme, from adventure and romance to thrills and spine-tingling horror. Then, with the ascendancy of the film star, posters began to sell icons and lifestyles, nowhere more so than in Hollywood. But every country producing films used posters to sell their product. Selling the Movie: The Art of the Film Poster charts the history of the movie poster from both a creative and a commercial perspective. It includes sections focusing on poster artists, the development of styles, the influence of politics and ideology, and how commerce played a role in the film's poster development. The book is richly illustrated with poster art from many countries and all eras of filmmaking. From creating the brand of Charlie Chaplin's tramp and marketing the elusive mystique of Greta Garbo, to the history of the blockbuster, the changing nature of graphic design by the decade, and the role of the poster in the digital ahe, Selling the Movie is an entertaining and enthralling journey through cinema, art, and the business of attracting audiences to the box office"--Back cover
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Ian Haydn
Dewey number
791.43/75
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.P5
LC item number
S5634 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Film posters
  • Film posters
  • Advertising
  • Commercial art
  • Motion picture industry
Label
Selling the movie : the art of the film poster, Ian Haydn Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bar code
  • 31223122759591
  • 31223112365854
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1910s -- 1920s -- 1930s -- 1940s -- 1950s -- 1960s -- 1970s -- 1980s -- 1990s -- 2000s
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
University of Texas Press edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781477317730
Lccn
2018006248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023816663
Label
Selling the movie : the art of the film poster, Ian Haydn Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bar code
  • 31223122759591
  • 31223112365854
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1910s -- 1920s -- 1930s -- 1940s -- 1950s -- 1960s -- 1970s -- 1980s -- 1990s -- 2000s
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
University of Texas Press edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781477317730
Lccn
2018006248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023816663

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