Movie posters are the unsung heroes of the movie making process. Often times they are the tip of the spear when it comes to someone’s experience of a film. For instance, the first time I watched Star Wars was by myself after convincing my mother to rent it for me from Blockbuster. The first thing I saw was this:

Star Wars

How does a kid NOT want to see that movie? Now, that was a rental experience, but to this day I will gladly loiter around a movie theatre to study the posters for the coming attractions.

To dive deeper into this experience the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (or the Oscars) made the below compilation exploring how best picture movie posters have changed over the years. It’s loaded with style and is a great reminder of just how much history is packed into one medium of entertainment.

After watching let us know some of your favorite movies posters in the comments.

SOURCE: THE OSCARS via Hypebeast