What do we expect from movies? No doubt, entertainment is the first thing that we would expect from movies. What else? After long hectic schedules of daily work, we would often prefer to go for an amazing movie that can give us lot of excitement and good fun, than those tragic ones Dramacool. Sport movies are the kind of movies which can give people utmost joy and pleasure.
The sport movies are built upon sports settings like football field or baseball stadium, arena, or the Olympics etc. Often you would find a competitive event or various athletic events being the central point upon which the whole story of the movie is built. Mostly the protagonist of the story is a boxer, footballer or a racer or any other sports person according to the demands of the story. Sports movies does not necessarily be fictional, they can be non-fictional also or a combination of both. However, they would surely belong to one or the other subcategories like biopics, dramas, comedies, documentaries, fantasies, film noir and melodramas.
Whatever may be their category, sport films are widely popular among the masses. The sound tracks of the sport movies are often exciting. The narrative and commentaries in the sport movies are also marvelous. Excellent sound track, good choreography and real like settings make the sport movies unique. Many sport movies have won the hearts of the audience and remained evergreen till today. Some of the most popular sport movies include Olympia (1938), Bull Durham (1988), Raging Bull (1980), Hoop Dreams (1994), Hoosiers (1986), Remember the Titans (2000), Million Dollar Legs (1932), Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005) and Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) etc.
Many sport movies are also based on real stories. Some of the renowned sports movies which are based on real life stories include the Great White Hope, Gentleman Jim, The Cinderella Man etc. The Pride of the Yankees (1942) is also a famous sport movie based on Lou Gehrig the reputed baseball player of the New york Yankees. Another film Ali starred by Will Smith is based on the life of boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Somebody Up There Likes Me released in 1956 is also an excellent film highlighting the life of middleweight champion Rocky Graziano.
Sport movies are always acclaimed. Till now, movies on various sports, including football, cheer leading, wrestling, chess, boxing etc have been made. But, the most popular sport themes in the Hollywood seem to be baseball, basketball, American football, soccer and boxing. However other sport themes like horse racing, golf and wrestling are also greatly appreciated by the audience. Movie posters sometimes gauge which movie is the best. Worst and best achievements can also be depicted and honored through the movie posters. As there are many kinds of movie genres so thus movie posters. From documentary, action, horror, adventure, drama to disaster movies you name it there are ones for each genre. From the silent era up to the present, movies enjoy a considerable amount of success in promotion through them. Movies are immortalized though the posters. They have remained in the memory of those who are collecting them.
Different kinds of great movies have been posterized. Those which stimulate the imagination, posters which make the movie looks great holds true in all types of movie films. The posters do some kind of trick to attract the movie goers to a certain movie film. If the posters look great surely lookers can be enticed to watch the movie.
Movies posters have certainly played a great part in the making of a successful movie film. The posters have increased the popularity of the actors and actresses involved in the film. Overtime these posters have survived the test of time. They have evolved. Their make and material have changed as the years went on. Modern technology today has made them more attractive and easily preserved and stored. They have become glossy and appealing to the eyes. Whatever movie genre the they follow a particular way of being created to bring out the theme of the movie. Movie posters can stand by itself as a work of art. They decorate otherwise drab walls of theaters and put life into them. They tell a story, they speak something about the films they are promoting. As the song goes a picture can paint a thousand words.
The movie posters are employed to advertise a movie. They came into existence since the earliest public exhibitions of film. The movie posters started as placards listing the line up movies to be shown at the theater. With the onset of the 1900s, the movie posters took on a different turn. They have now illustrations of a scene from individual movies.
In the beginning the movie posters were created and produced solely for use of the theaters. The film ads were very necessary for a film to succeed. They were returned to the distributors after the film was done in theaters. This is true in the united states of America. The movie posters were returned to the National Screen Service (NSS). But somehow some of the movie posters found their way into the hands of collectors and film poster dealers. This is especially true when the NSS stopped its operation in 1985.