Vintage film has always been a great source of inspiration. With a combination of striking black and white visuals and Art Deco styling you can always count on some great eye-candy whether you’re watching a film noir, romantic melodrama, crime caper or space adventure.

And i’ll always look forward to the beginning and end titles. Mini-masterpieces of abstract art, they invoke the cinematic tone of the period perfectly and are the inspiration behind our new set of customizable backgrounds and frames ‘A Night at the Movies‘. A collection of 8 design in this classic style, available in fully editable vector and layered Photoshop format enabling you to become the star of your own film noir.

In the process of developing this set I thought it would be great to see how these looked when applied to modern movies, choosing The Wolf of Wall Street, Blue Jasmine, X-men and RoboCop among others. I love how these look and in this post i’ll show you how can create your own.

X-Men - In a vintage style by Christopher King

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Robocop - In a vintage style by Christopher King

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8 Modern Movies in a Vintage Style

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy’s fate.

12 Angry Men Comic Art by Christopher King

12 Angry Men Comic Art by Christopher King

12 Angry Men: It’s the Way I was Brought Up

In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother’s family are killed or abducted by Comanches, he vows to track down his surviving relatives and bring them home. Eventually, Edwards gets word that his niece Debbie (Natalie Wood) is alive, and, along with her adopted brother, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), he embarks on a dangerous mission to find her, journeying deep into Comanche territory.

The Searchers - Comic Illustration by Christopher King

The Searchers – Comic Illustration by Christopher King

The Searchers: Turnin’ of the Earth

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot’s five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

Mad Max: Fury Road - Imperator Furiosa Illustration by Christopher King

Mad Max: Fury Road – Imperator Furiosa Illustration by Christopher King

Mad Max: Fury Road: Imperator Furiosa

Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape.

The Terminator T-800 Illustration by Christopher King

The Terminator T-800 Illustration by Christopher King

The Terminator: T-800