I love Turner Classic Movies.
I wish I had that channel, but if I did I'd be watching it all the time and that's not good.
I love movie posters, too, though lately there haven't been any that I'd like to possess: too much Photoshop; not enough art.
This Summer, TCM is having a "Summer Under the Stars" and to celebrate they've created a series of nicely done, simply designed, artfully created movie posters for classic movies. They're a bit obtuse but you can get the idea from the images.
For example, the example to the upper left is (of course) "Gilda" starring Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth, and the poster below it is Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last!"
Those are really nice posters. In fact, they're better than the posters that trumpeted the film when they first opened. All of them, in fact, are nice examples of design and hinting at subject. So much so, that I'm deviating from doing reviews this week and will do a little puzzle of sorts where you (the reader) try to figure out what the title of the movie is from the posters displayed. The next day I'll post the answers (using that film's original posters) and give you two new ones to figure out.
I'll do this through Friday, and return Saturday with the usual scathing review for that day. Sunday will be a "Don't Make a Scene" from either an Oscar winning film or a screamingly entertaining film from the 60's.
So, put on your thinking caps and we'll see how you do. I'll provide an easy one and a tougher one each day.
First, the easy one:
And the tougher one: