Its quick moves and broad gestures, played out in song and dance, are the movies at their purest, and pleasure at its most transcendent.
Funny Face 1956. This smartly minimal teaser poster is the answer, inferring so much from just a couple of parentheses. BFI Reuben Library.
The decade saw the American musical at both its nadir and its apogee: Interestingly, the navel on display does not, in fact, belong to Suvari but is the displaced midriff of Chloe Hunter. It demonstrates an extravagance in decoration and costuming that is rare even for this most abundant of genres, and produced a score that remains stage gold it is earmarked for a Broadway revival in 2015. Empire has gone back to the drawing board to find the 50 greatest movie posters to ever grace cinemas, bedrooms, and billboards everywhere.
The musical was the studio system on its grandest scale, where the exhilaration of spectacle took precedence over everything else on screen. Search for mobiles.
Find out about booking film programmes internationally. Clockwork Orange In 1973, Stanley Kubrick banned his own film from release, following a media storm of controversy, and for years this was the only image many audiences had of A Clockwork Orange.
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Trainspotting The best British film poster ever? Guys and Dolls was one of many great American musicals in a period of profound societal, cultural and indeed cinematic upheaval. Chris Fennell Updated: Singin' in the Rain 1951. Further reading 36 amazing dance scenes.
Not bad for a chicken egg caked in plaster. Gentleman Prefer Blondes 1953.
Now this is poster design! British certification and tax relief. High Society 1956. Archive content sales and licensing.