From the iconic Casablanca to Orson Welles s seminal Citizen Kane , from the optimistic It s a Wonderful Life to the exotic Thief of Baghdad , the films of the 1940s are now recognized as some of the greatest of all time Just as the forties was the decade hailed nostalgically ever since as Hollywood s golden age, it also saw the emergence of a dark new undercurrent in pop culture the sinister world of gumshoes, gangsters, double crossing dames, and blind alleys that comprised film noir Long before the era of the television trailer and satellite media junket, studios lured audiences to theaters with graphically bold poster art, gorgeously illustrated by classically trained artists adept at capturing the nuances of Veronica Lake s seductive glance, Humphrey Bogart s world weary eyes, Bette Davis s icy stare, and hundreds of other stars at their best and most glamorous All of the era s legendary stars are included in this volume Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Marlene Dietrich, and Film Posters of the 40s brings to life in lavish full color an era in film history that will never be forgotten....
|Title||:||Film Posters of the 40s: The Essential Movies of the Decade|
|Publisher||:||TASCHEN July 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||127 pages|
|File Size||:||983 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Film Posters of the 40s: The Essential Movies of the Decade Reviews
Another excellent movie poster book by Tony Nourmand
nice work, well done.
This marvelous collection of movie posters from the '40s sure brought back a flood of memories to this older viewer (71). As with all collections of this type, there will be many movies, that are favorites of other readers, that have been left out, but likewise, there are several that I was not familiar with myself. Some of these, especially in "Film Noir", I will be looking for to view in the near future. The printing and binding of this volume are very well done, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the subject of movies. I also have several other books in this series that are equally good. All recommended.
This is a wonderful book in the series with wonderful reproductions of the posters of the decade. Makes a wonderful gift for someone who loves movies as well as a great coffee table book. Highly recommended
I have all the books by Tony Nourmand and all i can really say is that if you are a fan of movies and you appreciate art then this collection is for you! I have also discovered many movies that i had never seen until i saw the poster in Tony's books. Great stuff!
Why does Amazon advertize items that they do not have? I ordered this on November 21, 2006. Today, January 31, 2007, I still do not have the book. Also, this review screen required me to rate the item - so I chose 1 star. You can't rate something you don't have.