International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Element of Myth in the Post-War Greek Movie Posters
Dr. Johannis Tsoumas

The post-war Greek movie posters are considered as art and in fact, a particular art form inspired by the very seventh art. Their main objective was to propagate among potential dark room visitors by promising something more than a two-hour entertainment: a happier and better quality of life. Artistic, 'nervous', minimalist, striking, elegant, evocative, still collectible items, the posters of that era were a form of narrative that seemed to serve the multiple dimensions of myth in order to attract the potential audience. The purpose of the following article is to research the unexplored, but at the same time, very interesting area of the post-war Greek movie posters and to highlight the importance of their myth concept. It claims to reveal how the painters, graphic designers and photographers of the time through their movie poster creations made Greek people dream again after both the disastrous World War II and the civil war that followed.

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