I almost forgot, but it was one year ago that I made the first post to this very blog. It sure went by quickly.
In the many years I have been doing this Internet thing I have tried many times to create my own sites, but nothing ever lasted. But MPA has been different. Not only have I put more work into this than I ever put in any other site, I’m actually looking forward to putting even more work into it. In fact my main frustration over the last few months has been not having enough time to do all that I wanted to do with MPA.
Anyway, I want to take this moment to say a few thank yous.
First to all the readers. It’s a blessing to have an audience to the stuff I write, and the major reason why I keep doing this.
I also want to thank all the people who actually took the time to leave a comment. Let me assure you that even tough I don’t always respond, I have read and appreciated them all.
Finally I have to thank all the kind people who have linked to MPA. Without you I wouldn’t actually have an audience.
Every site like this is a constant work in progress. I like to think MPA is better now than it was a year ago, and I’m constantly trying to improve things. Hopefully it shows.
And now let get back to the posters.
Well, that took longer than I expected. But at least things seem to be working fine now, including the comment system.
If you have any problems with the site in the next few days please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment and I’ll try to fix whatever is wrong as soon as possible.
I’m going to have to take the site for maintenance in a little while. Hopefully we will be back shortly.
Apparently they have a bunch of posters in display at the ShoWest convention. IESB and Latino Review are on the case and have posted many photos of these posters. Not high quality images, but they are enough to get the idea.
I’ll post better versions of the posters as they show up online.
If you tried leaving a comment recently you might have noticed a couple of problems, like the page not reloading when you submit it. Well, I hope this has only being going on recently. And I hope nothing else has gone haywire for you guys.
Anyway, I have to do some site maintenance either tomorrow or during the weekend, and I’ll see if I can get that fixed too.
As you might have heard, New Line has ceased to exist as an even somewhat stand alone entity. This basically ends a history that spawns 40 years, 25 of which saw active production of movies.
So, this strikes me as being as good a moment as any to recall some of the more memorable posters that were created for the many New Line productions that made it to the theaters over these 25 years.
1982 – Alone in the Dark
New Line as we know started with this nifty little horror movie, that had this very classic 80’s slasher film poster.
1984 – Nightmare on Elm Street
The first big break. Although it wasn’t called that as much lately, New Line used to be known as “The House the Freddy Built.” And that house was built with a lot of sequels that had progressively less interesting posters.
Well , progressively less interesting posters domestically. In
India Thailand they still found ways to keep tings interesting
More stuff to look at after the jump.
Continue reading New Line is no More – But the Posters Remain
Slashfilm has a post up featuring the works of artist Tyler Stout, who has done a number of posters for film festivals and special screenings, and who more recently did the artwork in the poster for Hellride. Worth a look.