Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big  Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: Trailer For Movie Poster Art Documentary 'Twenty-Four By Thirty-Six'

The Playlist By Oktay Ege Kozak | The Playlist August 25, 2014 at 1:15PM

Are you one of those film lovers who pine for the glory days of beautiful movie art and complain about the laziness of photoshopped, “the star’s giant head in front of an orange and teal background” modern film posters? The good news is that you’re far from alone, as evidenced here, there, and everywhere on the internet. The new trailer for the documentary "Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six" pays homage to the great painted movie posters of yesteryear, while reminding audiences that this passion is still alive in fans who create more artful and attractive posters than the studios themselves ever bother to make.
1
Twenty-Four By Thirty-Six

Are you one of those film lovers who pine for the glory days of beautiful movie art and complain about the laziness of photoshopped, “the star’s giant head in front of an orange and teal background” modern film posters? The good news is that you’re far from alone, as evidenced here, there, and everywhere on the internet. The new trailer for the documentary "Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six" pays homage to the great painted movie posters of yesteryear, while reminding audiences that this passion is still alive in fans who create more artful and attractive posters than the studios themselves ever bother to make.

Not only are these fan-made posters often infinitely better than the official studio products, they also apparently sell for a surprising amount online. Perhaps Hollywood will one day take notice and spend longer than ten minutes on the poster design for a two hundred million dollar tent pole blockbuster. The film’s official website doesn’t specify a release date for the movie, which got some help via Kickstarter, so make sure to keep checking back. Meanwhile, an excellent documentary about poster artist Drew Struzan, who painted roughly 80% of your childhood, called "Drew: The Man Behind The Poster," is available on Netflix streaming and various VOD services.


This article is related to: Twenty-Four By Thirty-Six, Film Trailers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates