If you know me, you know I'm pretty excited about the fact that we're getting a new King Kong movie. This one is especially exciting because it strays from the traditional New York storyline, and takes place on Kong's home turf, Skull Island. The posters that have been released so far have been pretty amazing... This Japanese poster was just released, and is one the … [Read more...] about All hail the king! Kong Skull Island posters
The Original Promotional Movie Poster Painting for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial sold for $394,000 at Heritage Auctions. The art was produced by esteemed movie poster artist John Alvin, who used his daughter's hand as a model and taking inspiration from Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. This iconic painting was used on the initial release poster in 1982, and has been used to … [Read more...] about Original E.T. movie poster art sells for $394,000!
There's no question that the market for movie art posters has grown to monumental proportions, and Mondo, the granddaddy of them all, is still going strong. With weekly releases, there are plenty of gems in the mix (and some huge misses). I thought it would be fun to go through the Mondo poster archive and choose my top ten favorite posters that have come out of Austin over the … [Read more...] about Top 10 Mondo movie posters
This week, emovieposters.com is holding their 3-part "August Major Auction," featuring some of the best movie posters in their stock. There are some truly amazing items in these lots, including an ultra rare Mad Max Australian one-sheet and a beautiful 1/2-sheet for the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, but my eyes were immediately drawn to this... This is a MASSIVE and … [Read more...] about King Kong Posters on the Auction Block
I may be in the minority these days, but I love anything to do with the Wild West -- except the Will Smith movie, the Wild Wild West, that was garbage -- I just can't get enough of the old Sonoran scenery, saloons, and shootouts. There have been so many great "recent" Western movies, but they just don't seem to get the kind of love they deserve. The Hateful Eight was … [Read more...] about W is for the Wild West
With all the shelves, doors, and windows, wall space in the cave is at a premium, so it takes a special poster to get framed and hung in this space, but an original Empire Strikes Back movie poster fits the bill nicely. Empire is my favorite of the original trilogy, mainly because of the Hoth scenes at the beginning. That frozen planet drove my imagination wild as a kid, … [Read more...] about E is for the Empire Strikes Back
Have you checked out the latest Hake's auction catalog yet? The highlight of this particular auction is the Franco Toscanini Superman collection, but even if Superman isn't your thing, there is plenty to rev up your collecting engines! I always set aside a good hour or two to carefully go through the auction, category by category, usually finding items that I normally … [Read more...] about Hake’s Highlights — Top Picks from Auction #215
The bargain bin at Barnes & Noble has always been one of my favorite stops. Earlier this week, I picked up this massive collection of modern movie posters. I would say this is a coffee table book, but your table had better have good legs, because this book is HEAVY. Art of the Modern Movie Poster: International Postwar Style and Design is just my style -- tons of … [Read more...] about Book Report — Art of the Modern Movie Poster