Works of Art
Many of the advertising materials produced for motion pictures are truly "works of art." In fact, many studios contract with well-known artists to produce the artwork used in the advertising materials. Some of the better known artists of today are Amsel, Boris, Peak, Drew and Hildebrandt brothers. Even the legendary Norman Rockwell has lent his talents to movie art.
Framed and mounted, some movie posters will compete aesthetically with any legitimate piece of art. Many favorites come from the sci-fi and horror categories which feature outstanding and sometimes breathtaking graphic artwork. Many posters from little known hits are true collector's items just because of their beauty. In many cases, posters from better known movies cannot compete with those of the genre known as "B" movies. Of course, this is understandable since producers of some of the better known movies do not have to overcome public uncertainty when they boast celebrity stars. The lesser known movies depend entirely on their advertising materials to make or break the movie. In any case, movie art offers an alternative to mainstream artwork at prices that are much more in line with the average person's budget.