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ART OF HAMMER Posters From the Archive of Hammer Films

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Revised and updated edition. Recommended. By Marcus Hearn. Hammer Films were almost as well known for the way in which they sold their films as for the films themselves. The Art of Hammer is the first ever collection of the company’s iconic movie posters, and is a celebration of movie art at its best. This large format, lavish hardback is now fully updated and brings together hundreds of rare posters from around the world, featuring Hammer’s greatest films, from famous ones to sleazy soft-core with lots of nudity. They covered the full spectrum of horror. Mature Readers.

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Hammer Films were almost as well known for the way in which they sold their films as for the films themselves. The Art of Hammer is the first ever collection of the company’s iconic movie posters, and is a celebration of movie art at its best. This large format, lavish hardback is now fully updated and brings together hundreds of rare posters from around the world, featuring Hammer’s greatest films, from famous ones to sleazy soft-core with lots of nudity. They covered the full spectrum of horror.

From Wikipedia: "Hammer Film Productions is a British film production company based in London. Founded in 1934, the company is best known for a series of Gothic "Hammer Horror" films made from the mid-1950s until the 1970s. Hammer also produced science fiction, thrillers, film noir and comedies -- and, in later years, television series. During its most successful years, Hammer dominated the horror film market, enjoying worldwide distribution and considerable financial success. This success was due, in part, to distribution partnerships with major United States studios, such as Warner Bros."

Resureecting the same iconic heroes as Universal had expolited in the 1930s and 1940s, Hammer brought new sophistication (and many, many sequels) to series like Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy, plus a series of Cave Girl films, Phantom of the Opera, and much, much more. Actor Christopher Lee was a big part of their success. Psychological drama was a large component of their success also.

Their film posters were stylish as well as lurid, bringing in elements often found more in Italian horror magazine and films than in America's more sanitized promotions. Long beloved by old-school film fans, this is really a who's-who of their film posters, from the super scarce early works, before their horror reign, to all their finest, most popular genre films, and on to the very last features, including television.

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Item Code ARHAMH
Publisher Titan
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781785654466
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 10x13
# Pages 200pg
Color Full Color
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