Six Pix: Art Deco

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

As if you needed further proof that movie posters could, indeed, be true works of art…

Art Deco

Included are: Metropolis (1927); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932); The Boy Friend (1971); The Rocketeer (1991); Black Swan (2010); and The Great Gatsby (2013).

Wikipedia defines Art Deco as an “eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.” The Boy Friend paints a color splashed montage of the Roaring Twenties. Metropolis exemplifies perfectly that burgeoning Machine Age. Black Swan and Jekyll-Hyde both contrast stark colors with those bold geometric shapes. The Rocketeer goes retro-futuristic. And Gatsby’s ornate grate is, er…great. But from this prestigious collection it is Metropolis that is the masterpiece.


Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below