British Film Posters: An Illustrated History

British Film Posters: An Illustrated History

by Sim Branaghan, Stephen Chibnall



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844571482
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/31/2007
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.19(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Sim Branaghan is an Information Librarian. Steve Chibnall is a lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Table of Contents

Preface: If We Cannot Appreciate Great Trash     7
Introduction: Selling The Sellout     12
Film Distribution and Exhibition in the UK: Novelty Becomes Industry     21
The Birth of the Film Poster: Printing Techniques, Billposting, Formats and Design Strategies     26
Artists: 'Rather Low Grade Work' - Arnold Beauvais and Dudley Pout     60
A Sophisticated Interlude: Ealing Studios and the Battle of Art vs. Commerce     73
Film Distribution and Exhibition in the UK: Boom Turns to Bust     87
Formats and Design Strategies: Terrifying! Nerve-Shattering! Blood-Curdling!     94
Publicity Departments, Advertising Agencies and Design Studios     115
Artists (i): 'Real Ripsnorter' - Tom Chantrell and Allardyce Palmer     134
Artists (ii): 'Bloody Marvellous' - Eric Pulford and Downton Advertising     154
Artists (iii): The Sausage Factory and the Italian Connection Life at Downton's     173
Artists (iv): Feref and the Freelances - The End of a Tradition     196
Printers (i): Stafford & Co. and W. E. Berry - A Virtual Duopoly     223
Printers (ii): Ripley to Broomhead - The Supporting Players     232
'New York, London, Perivale': National Screen Service Ltd     246
Fragmentation: Video Boxes, Multiplexes and Desktop Publishing     255
Postscript: Film Poster Collecting - From a Hobby to a Business     269
Conclusion: 'Man, If You Have to Ask'     279
Bibliography     283
Notes     285
Index     300

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