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Film Posters of the 40s: The Essential Movies of the Decade (Film Posters) [Paperback]

By Tony Nourmand (Editor), Graham Marsh (Editor) & Reel Poster Gallery Staff (Editor)
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From the iconic "Casablanca" to Orson Welles's seminal "Citizen Kane", from the optimistic "It's a Wonderful Life" to the exotic "Thief of Baghdad", the films of the 1940s are recognized as some of the greatest of all time. This book describes in full-color this era in film history. It includes the legendary stars of the era.

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Weight:   1.72 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2005
Publisher   Evergreen
ISBN  3822845167  
ISBN13  9783822845165  

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Memories  Jun 2, 2008
This marvelous collection of movie posters from the '40s sure brought back a flood of memories to this older viewer (71). As with all collections of this type, there will be many movies, that are favorites of other readers, that have been left out, but likewise, there are several that I was not familiar with myself. Some of these, especially in "Film Noir", I will be looking for to view in the near future. The printing and binding of this volume are very well done, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the subject of movies. I also have several other books in this series that are equally good. All recommended.
a must-have for film buffs  Dec 11, 2003
Just think about it - what are the movies you enjoy watching over and over again? "Casablanca" will probably top most lists. Which movie does your family gather to watch each holiday season? The feel-good "It's A Wonderful Life," of course. "Citizen Kane" is probably in the running for one of your all-time favorites, as is "Gilda" with an unforgettable performance by Rita Hayworth.

As you may know, all of these films are from the 40s, often called the golden age of Hollywood. And now, in this collectible volume are found the stunning movie posters that served as advertisements in those days. There's "Key Largo" with Bogart and Bacall about to lock lips; "The Maltese Falcon" boasting the sinister stare of Peter Lorre, and what was steamier than "The Postman always Rings Twice" with Lana Turner and John Garfield?

"Film Posters of the 40s" holds 118 full color illustrations of these posters highlighting your favorite stars in their most memorable roles. It's a must-have for film and entertainment buffs.

- Gail Cooke


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