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The Art Of The B Movie Poster - The Art Of The B Movie Poster(book) [Gingko Press Inc - 2016]

The Art Of The B Movie Poster is a colourful & often garish large format coffee-table book. It takes in a host of largely obscure, often lurid & provocative movie posters from the early exploitation genre of the 1940ís & 50ís. Through to the 1960ís, the 1970ís, and a few from the 1980ís.

The book comes in the form of a nicely presented hardback edition, taking in over three hundred pages. In all the book takes in total of one thousand posters- with a blend of full page presentation for single stand-out posters, to six to eight individual posters per page.

The book is broken up into sub-genre selections, taking in Moral Panic, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Sex. Each section runs  between forty-to- around seventy pages, with the largest sections been sex & horror.

Each section is sub themed- so for example in the horror part of the book we move from Poverty Row( which takes in cheapy 30ís & 40ís films), Bela Bís( taking in early Bela Lugosi films). Onto Birth Of The Living Dead,  Carried Away( films featuring distressed or unconscious women been carried away by various ghouls/ fiends/ monster). Through to  Mexican Horror, Gimmicks, Karloff The Uncanny( Boris  Karloff movies), and beyond.

In each sub-section you get a short write-up about the subgenre, and each main section of the book opens with a three to four page overview on the said exploration genre. Itís fair to say this is picture book first & foremost, though  along the way you do pick up some interesting history, facts, and information.

On the whole I found The Art Of The B Movie Poster an enjoyable romp though exploration movie art. And even as a  long time fan of the form,  I found a whole host of posters Iíd never seen before. So itís well worth picking up if you a fan any form B movie/exploration movie- as thereís a lot of ground covered- so thereís something to please everyone.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
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