Richard Amsel was born on 4th December 1947 and passed away on 17th November 1985. He was an illustrator and graphic designer. Unfortunately, his career was brief after being struck down with illness but stunningly successful, entailing a wide variety of commercial illustration work including album and magazine covers, it is perhaps Richard Amsel’s movie […]
From Anatomy of a Murder (by Saul Bass) to The Thing (by Drew Struzan) a good movie poster can very much be about the work of art as much as its about the film. So why are so many recently released modern posters so uninspiring? Is the industry in crisis? Are we witnessing the end […]
Thomas Jung (known as Tom Jung) was born on 13th February 1942 and is an advertising art director, graphic designer and illustrator who is best known for his movie poster artwork and his work as a motion picture storyboard artist. Tom has worked on movie poster artwork for films such as Doctor Zhivago, Grand Prix, […]
Chinatown is a 1974 film directed by Roman Polanski. Produced by Robert Evans and written by Robert Towne. The film stars Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez and Burt Young. In 1971, the producer Robert Evans offered Robert Towne $175,000 to write a screenplay for The Great Gatsby, but Towne felt he could not better the original F. Scott […]
Normally, the artist is not identified on the film poster, and in many cases, the artist is anonymous. However, several artists have become well known because of their outstanding illustrations on film posters. Some artists, such as Drew Struzan, often sign their poster artwork and the signature is included on distributed posters. Here you will […]
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (also known as Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome) is a 1985 Australian post-apocalyptic action adventure film directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie, distributed by Warner Bros., and written by George Miller and Terry Hayes. In this sequel to Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Max (Mel Gibson) is exiled into […]
Flash Gordon was released in 1980 anbd is described as a space opera action film and is based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges, and produced by Dino De Laurentiis with Lorenzo Semple Jr. writing the screenplay based on the […]
Robert McGinnis, at age 91, may not be a household name, but his book covers, movie posters, and “McGinnis Girl” femme fatales sure are. Meet the man behind some of history’s most iconic movie posters, From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to James Bond.