I really enjoyed looking at typography on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.nz/vogt1401/typography/. Here are some of the pins that might be good to keep as a reference:
I also came across some handy tutorials on how to distort type in Illustrator:
Looking at typography I just had to go back to iconic designer Paula Scher. The way she uses typography as a design element is unique. Scher plays with weight, size, kerning, alignment and colour to create visual hierarchy and interest.
In my poster design I chose Adobe font LTC Broadway Regular as a reference to the time the novel was written (1934). However, I would use this kind of font for specific purposes and as a display font only, as it is too decorative for body text.
For the actors’ names, I used Adobe Gill Sans Condensed. It is a simple sans-serif font, yet classic and elegant.
I think I will keep Gill Sans in mind as a go-to sans-serif font, as it is a huge family with a lot of variations. Gill Sans seems timeless and the variations range from elegant to playful.