- Hardback book with Dust Jacket edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh
- First published 1998 by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc.
- Originally published in Great Britain by Aurum Press Limited
- Copyright 1998 by Reel Poster Co. Ltd.
" Tony Nourmand's work for The Reel Poster Gallery Collection has made a lasting contribution to modern popular culture, establishing the movie poster as a unique combination of advertisement, cultural touchstone, and objet d'art.
Nourmond first brought his work into book form with the widely acclaimed Film Posters of the 60s, a visual chronicle of a turbulent decade.
Now, again with the help of Graham Marsh, Nourmand continues his story of the films that defined us with a stunning collection of 70s posters from his coveted collection. "
" The 70s inaugurated a new generation of directors, and added a new dimension to the power of films (and filmmakers).
American directors arriving on the scene included Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg, Lucas, Bogdanovich and Woody Allen;
internationally, directors like Bertolucci, Fassbinder, Wenders, and Ken Russell made their marks.
The films they made reflected the political and cultural climate of this angst-ridden decade: the bleak realism of Taxi Driver and the sinister paranoia of All the President's Men; the mainstream porno-chic of Last Tango in Paris and Emmanuelle; the new American anti-hero born out of films like Apocalypse Now and Dirty Harry.
Blaxploitation films offered a modern urban landscape on which older, almost mythical, battles were waged, while the escapism of Star Wars and Jaws transformed the movie industry and added the word "blockbuster" to our collective vocabulary.
Good or bad, we never looked at movies - or ourselves - quite the same way again. "
" With over 160 full-color posters from around the world, Film Posters of the 70s is a knockout showcase for film fans, and anyone interested in graphic design advertising, and history of popular culture. "
Contents include: " as american as apple pie
clockwork oranges, deep throats
the film posters
index of film titles "
This book is in excellent condition with only very minor wear.
The dust jacket has a small tear on the front and some minor edgewear.
No torn or ripped pages and no markings or writing.