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Title:
Film posters of the 80s : the essential movies of the decade : from the Reel Poster Gallery collection
Author:
Nourmand, Tony.
Publication Information:
Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781585672004

9781585676132
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Book

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The dazzling action films and sweeping epics of the eighties marked a milestone in the history of cinema. With the advent of cutting-edge special effects, filmmakers-Spielberg, Kurosawa, Cameron, Foreman, and Bertolucci, among others -expanded the limits of the medium to the utter frontiers of the imaginable. The decade's most enduring images are collected in this volume in visually breathtaking poster art that represents the work of a new generation of graphic artists and designers, equipped for the first time with advanced digital techniques, in collaboration with the visionary filmmakers who continually managed to keep our eyes riveted to the screen.


Summary

The dazzling action films and sweeping epics of the eighties marked a milestone in the history of cinema. With the advent of cutting-edge special effects, filmmakers-Spielberg, Kurosawa, Cameron, Foreman, and Bertolucci, among others-expanded the limits of the medium to the utter frontiers of the imaginable. The decade's most enduring images are collected in this volume, in visually breathtaking poster art that represents the work of a new generation of graphic artists and designers, equipped for the first time with advanced digital techniques, in collaboration with the visionary filmmakers who continually managed to keep our eyes riveted to the screen.


Author Notes

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

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Flashdance, Fame, 9 1/2 Weeks, The Right Stuff, Top Gun, The Terminator?all are standard references when talking about classic Hollywood films from the Reagan years. The proprietor of London?s Reel Post Gallery, Nourmand here offers another ten-year stock taking (Film Posters of the 40s; Film Posters of the 50s; etc.), again with graphic designer Marsh as collaborator. Many of the 131 full-color illustrations are full-page (the book is 9 1/4 x 11 1/2); the reproductions are sharp enough to read almost all of the credits and fine print, though the colors could be brighter. For anyone who lived through the era, the images will seem familiar, so ubiquitous were they (and are now, in the video store aisles), so there are almost no surprises here. (Mar. 9) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.