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TCM Gives Classic Movies The Teaser Poster Treatment

Yeah, yeah, Cinema Blend is a site largely dedicated to new movies, but sometimes you have to take a step back and re-appreciate the classics. That's certainly the effect had on me after seeing the phenomenal redesigned posters that Turner Classic Movies cooked up for their "Summer Under the Stars" series in August. To promote their programming schedule for that month, which honors a different star along the lines of Cary Grant or Sidney Poitier each day, the network created new posters for some of the best films in history. Sure, the original Grapes of Wrath poster was appropriate for the time, but the new one captures so much more of that movie's bleakness and sense of the open American road.

Check out a few of my favorites below, and see them all either at TCM's website or Rope of Silicon, where they've assembled the images in a slightly easier to read format. You can also download the full summer schedule from the TCM page. If you've never seen some of these classics, these new posters might be enough to convince you.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend