Sunday, April 29, 2012
Evolution of a movie poster
Newcomer William Holden was fortunate enough to team with established star Barbara Stanwyck in 1939's Golden Boy. Stanwyck is one of the greats who never won an Oscar but absolutely should have. Most of the posters are fairly artsy, with design riffs on a still from the film (including the soft-focus foreign one). The cover for the DVD version, in contrast, makes the two stars look "modern" and airbrushed.
Fast forward through the decades to Titanic, which seems to be derided and loved in equal measure. I thought you'd get a kick out of these "peeps" recreations sent into the Washington Post, especially the 3-D one!