How Movie Posters Looked Like Few Decades Ago?


Movie-PostersA movie poster is pretty important part of every movie. Today, when everyone is watching trailers, a movie poster probably doesn’t affect it’s success too much, but in past, the poster was one of the most important ways of telling others about your movie.

When there was no Internet and YouTube, people couldn’t sit and watch trailers, and trailers weren’t so popular on TV too. This was the reasons why such attention was given to posters. For example, Pablo Picasso was hired to create a poster for a Yugoslav movie “The Battle of Neretva”.

In these times, poster needed to be a work of art in order to attract the attention of public. Here we have collected some of such posters which were made some four or five decades ago.







Stage Fright by Marek Freudenreich (directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1950)

Source: Jedimoonshyne

French Cancan by Rene Gruau (directed by Jean Renoir, 1954)

Source: Movie Goods

World in My Corner by Reynold Brown (directed by Jesse Hibbs, 1956)

Source: Franz Brown

Sunset Boulevard by Waldemar Swierzy (directed by Billy Wilder, 1950)

Source: Jedimoonshyne

Anatomy of a Murder by Saul Bass (directed by Otto Preminger, 1959)

Source: Inspiration Lab

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Robert McGinnis (directed by Blake Edwards, 1961)

Source: Chad Film Blog

West Side Story by Saul Bass (directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961)

Source: Imp Awards

The Dirty Dozen by Frank McCarthy (directed by Robert Aldrich, 1967)

Source: Christian Divine

The Face of Fu Manchu by Mitchell Hooks (directed by Don Sharp, 1965)

Source: DCairns

Our Man Flint by Bob Peak (directed by Daniel Mann, 1966)

Source: Movie Goods

The Wild Angels by Jack Davis directed by Roger Corman, 1966)

Source: Film Forno

Luana by Frank Frazetta (directed by Roberto Infascelli, 1968)

Source: Sparehed

Barbarella by The Brothers Hildebrandt (directed by Roger Vadim, 1968)

Source: Flickr

Funeral Parade of Roses by Setsu Asakura (directed by Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)

Source: Amazon

A Clockwork Orange by Bill Gold (directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1971)

Source: As Little Design

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean by Richard Amsel (directed by John Hutson, 1972)

Source: Adam McDaniel

The Poseidon Adventure by Mort Künstler (directed by Ronald Neame and Irwin Allen, 1972)

Source: Imp Awards

Enter the Dragon by Bob Peak (directed by Robert Clouse, 1973)

Source: Movie Goods

Stalker by Jean-Michel Folon (directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)

Source: To Bathe in Filmic Waters

Big Trouble in Little China by Drew Struzan (directed by John Carpenter, 1986)

Source: Imp Awards

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