In Praise of the East European Film Poster

Following on from Best of 2010 Film Posters, here’s Rick Poynor’s fascinating article on East European Film Posters. Scratch the surface — or, as we say online, follow the links — and a great deal more visual material is available to savour.

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5 Responses to “In Praise of the East European Film Poster”

  1. טיולים Says:

    I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.

  2. gregsweetnam Says:

    Thank you for your generous comment!
    It’s good to know that the proof reader’s mark is appreciated.

  3. Alison Says:

    Thanks for pointing me to this site, Greg. I have always liked Russian film posters, especially from ‘montage’ films/Eisenstein eras, and German expressionist.

    But I’d love to own Martin Scorsese’s collection of worldwide posters!

    What a shame so much cinema poster art was unrecognised as such at the time.

  4. gregsweetnam Says:

    Thanks, Alison. I’m currently reading a history of Europe since 1945, ‘Postwar’, by Tony Judt, who makes use of archives available since 1989. A quick flick-through of the index and later pages shows Judt addressing European cinema, so if I find more in this vein I’ll post it.

  5. gregsweetnam Says:

    More on Polish poster designers: Rick Poynor on Franciszek Starowieyski’s Graphic Universe: http://bit.ly/fTKAnG

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