Poster of the Week #8

The film-lover travels Underground, by Charles Pears, 1930

We’re excited about the showing of the 1928 film Underground at the Barbican next week. It’s been restored by the British Film Institute with music played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. I’m really hoping that it’s going to feel as atmospheric as this gorgeous poster by Charles Pears which was produced a couple of years after the film in 1930. Posters like these were made to encourage people to use the Underground outside of the daily commuter rush hour.

Do any film buffs out there recognise the film showing in the poster? We’d love to know if it’s from an actual film or if it’s the artist’s great romantic vision.

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3 thoughts on “Poster of the Week #8”

  1. That’s great Tom! Thanks very much 🙂

    Has anyone out there seen the “Two Lovers”? Do you recognise this scene?

    If this poster has transported you to the glamorous 1920s, you can head to the National Portrait Gallery to see Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky in their Glamour of the Gods exhibition
    http://www.npg.org.uk/glamour/johnkobal.htm

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