Some of the best work Hollywood has created has been film noir.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 21, 2010
The crime dramas of the 1940s and 50s are characterized as dark, cynical and sexual; the movie posters for these films are just the same.
Today the Movie Poster Shop has released its list for the 50 Best Film Noir Movie Posters of all time (http://www.moviepostershop.com/feature/micro/the-50-best-film-noir-movie-posters-ever/), chosen for their artwork and overall design appeal.
A poster matching game is also part of the film noir promotion, and fans will have the chance to win a “Scenes Noir” collage on canvas and a $250 gift certificate.
“Every true film fan knows that some of the best work Hollywood has created has been film noir,” said MoviePosterShop.com President Rusty Bridges. “Double Indemnity and Sunset Blvd. are prime examples of film noir, with 15 Oscar nominations and 3 wins between them.”
On the newly revamped Movie Poster Shop website (http://www.moviepostershop.com), visitors will have the chance to browse all 50 of the best film noir posters, purchase those posters, and enter a contest to win a film noir print collage on canvas.
The film noir cinematic period is generally considered to have lasted from the early 1940s through the late 1950s. Posters created for these films are widely considered to be among the very best, and original artwork remains highly prized and coveted by collectors.
Thematic elements of film noir have lasted through the years, and films in this category are often referred to as neo-noir. Some popular examples include Chinatown, Raging Bull and Basic Instinct.
For the full list of the 50 Greatest Film Noir Movie Posters, visit the Movie Poster Shop website. To enter the contest and for complete rules of the game, visit the “Scenes Noir” game page (http://www.moviepostershop.com/feature/micro/the-50-best-film-noir-movie-posters-ever/scenes-noir.asp).