"The posters represent a great collection of design styles, whether they ultimately advertised classic movies or more obscure films. The author does a good job of describing the artwork and typography so as to explain the intent of the designers. Her level of knowledge of the subject matter is impressive and reflects considerable research. Overall, a well-written and informative book but the visual imagery of the poster reproductions steals the show! Summing Up: Highly recommended."
CHOICE, April 2004
"Looking at the evolution of the film industry and the most influential directors, graphic design expert Emily King has gathered some of the most significant and influential movie posters to invade our collective consciousness."
Gotham, November 2003
"King's commentary is always intelligent. â?¦ A good resource for studying practical and commercial art."
Ray Olson, Booklist, November 2003