Time Travel Tuesday

Time Travel Tuesday: Film Noir movie posters

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Via Where Danger Lives.

Last Time Travel Tuesday I wrote about Saul Bass’ film sequences. Going off this theme, I found myself looking at old Film Noir movie posters last week. If you aren’t familiar with the term Film Noir, it’s a generic cinematic term used to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas. The hey-day of these films were the 1940’s and 50’s, and visually, they are associated with a black-and-white style.

Most posters have a similar look and feel with literal interpretations of the films they advertise. Men and woman adorn them, often brandishing a gun. There is a combination of typography, and compositions are often are angled to make them appear uneasy. A seductive woman, also known as a femme fatale, was also very popular during this time and appears on many posters.

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Via Where Danger Lives.

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Via Where Danger Lives.

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Via Found in Mom’s Basement.

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Via Fotopedia.

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Via Klappersacks Tumblr.

Which one of these is not like the other. Including the poster for Vertigo because I love this film so much.

poster7Via Here’s Looking at You, Kid