Martin Scorsese on movie posters

“By the early seventies I started to become obsessive about collecting them. It was part of this urge or impulse to possess the cinema experience. The posters promise something. They really do. A special dream…

You can’t possess the film because you didn’t make the film, and you can’t possess the moment that the film was projected. It’s like chasing a phantom. The only way you can try to possess films is to make your own films. But they don’t come anywhere near the films that influenced you or impress you when you were in your formative years. So you try to capture something of them.”

— Martin Scorsese on movie posters (via Conversations with Scorsese)