24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) (DVD Review)

24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Kevin Burke
Starring: Joe Dante, Thomas Hodge
Rated: UR/Region: O/Widescreen/Number of discs: 1
Available from FILMRISE

“24×36” is a documentary that explores the birth, death, and resurrection of illustrated movie poster art. Through interviews with a number of key art personalities from the past 4 decades, “24×36” aims to answer many questions: What happened to the illustrated movie poster? Where did it disappear to, and why? A Fantastic Fest World Premiere, “24×36” examines the lost art of movie poster illustration and makes a compelling argument for the art form’s continued cultural relevance.

I often times find myself watching movies based on the coolness of their covers alone. This documentary is about the art and if you are a fan of the poster/cover art of movies then this will be one you’ll have a lot of fun with. We go from decades to decades and artist to artist showing some of the best that has ever done it and as a result, we feature some info on a good deal of posters that we all know and love. Star Wars to Blade Runner, Apocolypse Now to Halloween, and so on and so forth. It really feels like everything and everything is mentioned here in some form or another. I like documentary films in general but seeing one over stuff that I also have a big interest in makes watching one even better. If you are a fan of art when it comes to movies you will like what you see here a great deal all in all.

This is a movie that deals with the rise of the movie poster, the fall of it, and the rise again in many ways. So, basically every base and as far as I can tell every major artist is covered here in this one. So while I can see this one as a flick that some people might not be too into if they don’t love movie posters, for everyone who does it is a really cool little flick. This movie even comes with a nice looking cover itself, so it’s a win/win all around for me when it comes to 24×36. The only thing it has going against it is that it probably won’t be for the average movie watcher, but everyone else who digs this sort of thing should be happy.


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