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Movie Posters You Love

Post some pics, please.

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by Anonymousreply 143Last Friday at 1:58 AM

By Bart Doe, I think? He did a lot of paperback covers.

Also, a nod to the Cyd Charisse thread!

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by Anonymousreply 111/20/2020

This campy classic. Fun fact: the man who designed this poster was a contestant on Press Your Luck last month. Of course he was a gay bear.

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by Anonymousreply 211/20/2020

The abstract, grainy, red infused Dressed To Kill.

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by Anonymousreply 311/20/2020

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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by Anonymousreply 411/20/2020

Then Mel had to go and ruin everything

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by Anonymousreply 511/20/2020

The screaming, distorted Travolta face of Blow Out. Effective minimalism.

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by Anonymousreply 611/20/2020

The dynamic1982 rerelease poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark. Much better than the original one sheet.

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by Anonymousreply 711/20/2020

The first Talented Mr. Ripley

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by Anonymousreply 811/20/2020

Blade Runner

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by Anonymousreply 911/20/2020

The Incredible Shrinking Man.

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by Anonymousreply 1011/20/2020

Attractive layout for Logan's Run

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by Anonymousreply 1111/21/2020

Which I have signed by Matthew Broderick.

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by Anonymousreply 1211/21/2020

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by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2020

The Fabulous Baker Boys

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by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2020

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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by Anonymousreply 1511/21/2020

Snidely clever...........

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by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2020

I love the cheesy 1950s movies posters like The Wasp Woman:

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by Anonymousreply 1711/21/2020

And this one is a classic:

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by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2020

R17 I love those too but they were notoriously misleading. If you see that poster before watching the film you're super disappointed when you see what the wasp woman actually looks like in the film:

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by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2020

R19 I know. That's what I love about these posters - they're so over the top!

by Anonymousreply 2011/21/2020

Here's one I really like. Unfortunately those yellow boxes ruin it a bit.

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by Anonymousreply 2111/21/2020

One of Crawford's best of the 50s.

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by Anonymousreply 2211/21/2020

Bette Davis received her 9th Oscar nomination in 1952.

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by Anonymousreply 2311/21/2020

This is considered one of the best movie posters ever made.

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by Anonymousreply 2411/21/2020

The Mummy (1932) with Boris Karloff. An original poster fetched almost $500 million at auction.

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by Anonymousreply 2511/21/2020

^^ Correction. The Mummy poster sold for over $1 million in 2018.

by Anonymousreply 2611/21/2020

The poster for "Mulholland Drive."

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by Anonymousreply 2711/21/2020

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman. A classic.

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by Anonymousreply 2811/21/2020

A recent one...hood and a hairpick!

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by Anonymousreply 2911/21/2020

I mean, hello.

Jaws never comes to mind when I think of horror movies but it probably made more people afraid of something in real life than any other movie has, and the poster tells the whole story.

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by Anonymousreply 3011/21/2020

A visual spectacle.

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by Anonymousreply 3111/21/2020

Love this movie, love this poster.

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by Anonymousreply 3211/21/2020

Naked Lunch............suggests it's more about the writing of the book, rather than a 'story' from the book.

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by Anonymousreply 3311/21/2020

Any Hercules movie from the 60's.

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by Anonymousreply 3411/21/2020

I love this one.

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by Anonymousreply 3511/21/2020

Reynold Brown owns this thread.

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by Anonymousreply 3611/21/2020

Not to derail the thread, but I’d be interested in knowing about the transition between being primarily an illustrator’s work to being replaced almost exclusively with photography? It’s interesting how things could be conveyed in illustration making a statement about the film far beyond anything, even a composite photo (that can sometimes look like those overly sentimental high school senior pictures) can do. And how the movie poster might create something that never happened in the film itself, but extraordinarily sum it up as a whole much better?

Point in case, most likely one of the last great ones of that era, the first Star Wars movie. For lack of a better word it is highly romanticized and Luke and Lea don’t look anything like the actors. At the time that was probably not even noticed as no one knew who they were, in retrospect it’s almost laughable. I would love to know more about the design and reception of it both before the release and after.

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by Anonymousreply 3711/21/2020

That was a prototype that was not used, r37. This is the original Star Wars poster:

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by Anonymousreply 3811/21/2020

As a gayling, I was very disappointed that Mark Hamill was not half-naked in the film and had a wimpy body.

by Anonymousreply 3911/21/2020

Francesca Bertini and Rudolf Klein-Rogge - what a pairing! I want to see it so badly!

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by Anonymousreply 4011/21/2020

The bodynaughts falling from the eye in Fantastic Voyage.

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by Anonymousreply 4111/21/2020

A lot of terrific artwork for Wonder Women but this is my favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 4211/21/2020

Surprisingly good poster for Flesh Gordon. It's said that these were often stolen at screenings back in the day.

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by Anonymousreply 4311/21/2020

Wonderful individual character poster for Chicago.

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by Anonymousreply 4411/21/2020

All That Jazz

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by Anonymousreply 4511/21/2020

Classic Female Trouble

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by Anonymousreply 4611/21/2020

Russian posters of the 20s and 30s are remarkable, many designed by the Stenberg Brothers.

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by Anonymousreply 4711/21/2020

Fantastic artwork by gay artist Richard Amsel for Flash Gordon, who did many classic film posters and TV Guide covers.

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by Anonymousreply 4811/21/2020

Murder on the Orient Express by Richard Amsel.

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by Anonymousreply 4911/21/2020

Startling artwork for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome by Richard Amsel.

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by Anonymousreply 5011/21/2020

The Dark Crystal artwork by Amsel

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by Anonymousreply 5111/21/2020

Star Trek The Motion Picture by Bob Peak

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by Anonymousreply 5211/21/2020

Richard Amsel deserves a thread on his own. Started his career right out of school submitting art for "Hello Dolly" and being chosen....

Died of AIDS at 37.

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by Anonymousreply 5311/21/2020

Apocalypse Now by Bob Peak

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by Anonymousreply 5411/21/2020

Always loved the one for the 1963 The Haunting.

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by Anonymousreply 5511/21/2020

Olivia in distress.

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by Anonymousreply 5611/21/2020

The fabulous Dangerous Liaisons. Great Image.

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by Anonymousreply 5711/21/2020

The Clan of the Cave Bear

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by Anonymousreply 5811/21/2020

Pedro Almodóvar's Law of Desire

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by Anonymousreply 5911/21/2020

Prerelease teaser poster for The Stepford Wives. Click, it's good.

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by Anonymousreply 6011/21/2020

Victor/Victoria (channeling Rocky Horror)

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by Anonymousreply 6111/21/2020

Brilliant poster, whatever one thinks of the movie.

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by Anonymousreply 6211/21/2020

My homes loves the one from Blood in, Blood Out

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by Anonymousreply 6311/21/2020

I have this one on my wall right in front of me...

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by Anonymousreply 6411/21/2020

The 4th Man

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by Anonymousreply 6511/21/2020

Another Woman

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by Anonymousreply 6611/21/2020

Grace Quigley

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by Anonymousreply 6711/21/2020

Diamonds Are Forever

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by Anonymousreply 6811/21/2020

A Clockwork Orange

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by Anonymousreply 6911/21/2020

I love this poster for the 70s porn movie, "Take Off."

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by Anonymousreply 7011/22/2020

I love old western movie posters from the 1920s-1940s. The father you go back, the better they are. The early western posters were ridiculously over-colored and very graphic.

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by Anonymousreply 7111/22/2020

Here’s another early western poster I love.

A lot of the early John Wayne posters are great, although I’m not a fan of him personally. But the art is really high quality.

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by Anonymousreply 7211/22/2020

I got this in a thrift store, decades ago. Unfortunately the "WOMEN GET AWAY WITH MURDER!.. because" had been cut off.

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by Anonymousreply 7311/22/2020

Here’s a Tom Mix poster. Notice his horse Tony, who was famous for doing incredible stunt work, with Tom Mix riding him, gets his own movie credit. When Tony retired, the new horse was called Tony Jr and also got billing.

His costar is Olive Borden.

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by Anonymousreply 7411/22/2020

You gals are slippin'. Post 75 and no one has posted this yet? (also with one of the greatest tags of all time)....

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by Anonymousreply 7511/22/2020

De Palma has a knack for memorable visuals.

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by Anonymousreply 7611/22/2020

Classic French Art Deco from 1934.

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by Anonymousreply 7711/22/2020

The Sea Hawk, 1924

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by Anonymousreply 7811/22/2020

All versions of The Boy Friend.

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by Anonymousreply 7911/22/2020

The Thief of Bagdad, 1924

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by Anonymousreply 8011/22/2020

Camelot

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by Anonymousreply 8111/22/2020

What good is sitting alone in your room, come hear the music play.

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by Anonymousreply 8211/22/2020

No Way Out (1950)

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by Anonymousreply 8311/22/2020

No Way Out (1950) second poster

Designed by Paul Rand

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by Anonymousreply 8411/22/2020

The 2001 poster with the ship coming out of the station.

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by Anonymousreply 8511/22/2020

Menage

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by Anonymousreply 8611/22/2020

Querelle

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by Anonymousreply 8711/22/2020

Querelle (alt version)

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by Anonymousreply 8811/22/2020

Some of these movie poster choices are SO BAD.

by Anonymousreply 8911/22/2020

Is R3 - R14 the same person? If so, I think I’ve met my soulmate!

R3, I didn’t have the Dressed To Kill full one sheet poster but I did have a set of 6 - 8 lobby cards, all of which featured the poster in miniature and had a large still from the film, letterboxed. I remember one was Angie in the shower, I feel there was one of her in the museum, Nancy Allen in the elevator doorway, etc. Can’t remember the rest of them. Got them from a 2nd run cinema my grandmother and I used to go to by her house on weekends, The Shores Madrid in St. Clair Shores (East Detroit).

One of the best things I ever got was the huge, yellow Saul Bass artwork for The Shining from the original release - it was larger than a one sheet and on special card. I wish I still had that.

I had some fun stuff too like the Xanadu lobby display that was made of hard cardboard and was like 3D of Olivia and the film’s logo. It was kind of tacky but fun.

I still have a few pieces I’ve collected over the years but I wish I’d kept the Saul Bass. My parents probably threw it out while I was at college.

by Anonymousreply 9011/22/2020

^ Yes I am the same person!

by Anonymousreply 9111/22/2020

Excalibur by Bob Peak

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by Anonymousreply 9211/22/2020

Pennies From Heaven by Bob Peak

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by Anonymousreply 9311/22/2020

R91, I loved that Logan’s Run poster too! Waited all summer to see that movie until it finally opened on the North side of Detroit.

The Fabulous Baker Boys is one of my favourites. It’s my go to holiday film between Christmas and New Year’s. I watch it every year.

by Anonymousreply 9411/22/2020

This is one of the ones I still have. Bought it in...1987? Had it box mounted, no frame, with a matte finish. It still looks great. The bit of wear suits it.

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by Anonymousreply 9511/22/2020

Love this

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by Anonymousreply 9611/23/2020

Nostalgia

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by Anonymousreply 9711/23/2020

Another one of my faves

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by Anonymousreply 9811/23/2020

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by Anonymousreply 9911/23/2020

I loved it when everyone got credit and not just...Stallone or Cruise

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by Anonymousreply 10011/23/2020

r99 - AGHHHHHHHH!!!

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by Anonymousreply 10111/23/2020

Earthquake had an eye catching design. Action!

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by Anonymousreply 10211/23/2020

The 1970 rerelease of Fantasia.

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by Anonymousreply 10311/23/2020

Anatomy of a Murder.

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by Anonymousreply 10411/23/2020

Love all those Saul Bass posters.

by Anonymousreply 10511/23/2020

A Room with a View

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by Anonymousreply 10611/23/2020

Manhattan

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by Anonymousreply 10711/23/2020

Sorcerer

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by Anonymousreply 10811/23/2020

Amusing prerelease poster for Mars Attacks!

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by Anonymousreply 10911/23/2020

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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by Anonymousreply 11011/23/2020

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

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by Anonymousreply 11111/23/2020

Dolls...

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by Anonymousreply 11211/23/2020

Wild look for The Astounding She Monster.

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by Anonymousreply 11311/23/2020

The poster that says it all. Grey Gardens.

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by Anonymousreply 11411/23/2020

Her eyes in that poster look like a datalounger who visits the forum only to see she’s been red tagged.

by Anonymousreply 11511/23/2020

Barbara Parkins must have been a big draw in Asian markets.

by Anonymousreply 11611/23/2020

A favorite - and nothing remotely like it happens in the movie!

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by Anonymousreply 11711/23/2020

In bed

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by Anonymousreply 11811/23/2020

Great version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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by Anonymousreply 11911/23/2020

All versions of GILDA are lovely.

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by Anonymousreply 12011/23/2020

Not a full poster but a sensational lobby card from Mommie Dearest. Joan would have approved.

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by Anonymousreply 12111/23/2020

R120, is that an Italian poster? Why does it credit King Vidor instead of Charles Vidor as director?

by Anonymousreply 122Last Tuesday at 3:09 AM

This is the soundtrack cover. Unfortunately it wasn't the movie poster.

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by Anonymousreply 123Last Tuesday at 7:00 AM

R123 With sexy, hung Peter Lupus on the cover!

by Anonymousreply 124Last Tuesday at 7:04 AM

Super Size Me

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by Anonymousreply 125Last Tuesday at 7:09 AM

Maman, très cher

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by Anonymousreply 126Last Tuesday at 7:17 AM

This original theater release poster is over my desk...

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by Anonymousreply 127Last Tuesday at 3:47 PM

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by Anonymousreply 128Last Tuesday at 4:47 PM

The Stepford Wives - the original - 1975

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by Anonymousreply 129Last Wednesday at 10:03 PM

Life's been a real bitch to Beatrice Hunsdorfer. And vice versa.

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by Anonymousreply 130Last Wednesday at 10:14 PM

The Thomas Crown Affair - 1999

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by Anonymousreply 131Last Wednesday at 10:14 PM

Better link for R131

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by Anonymousreply 132Last Wednesday at 10:16 PM

R2 I understand the concept of the "Showgirls" poster was lifted from the work of a European artist (German, or Dutch, if I remember correctly). But where the design of the actual poster is concerned, I'm not shocked that the designer is a gay man.

by Anonymousreply 133Last Wednesday at 10:18 PM

Amsel was wonderfully gifted. Here's his fabulous poster for "Chinatown".

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by Anonymousreply 134Last Wednesday at 10:24 PM

I've always loved William Gold's poster for "On Golden Pond". It isn't particularly clever visually, but it's so evocative. And William Gold (along with Richard Amsel) should be a DL icon.

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by Anonymousreply 135Last Wednesday at 10:40 PM

R135 I’m sorry, but no one wants to see Doug McKeon’s scrunched up ugly face, even in a drawing, either now or then.

by Anonymousreply 136Last Wednesday at 11:07 PM

Been lugging this thing around for almost twenty years.

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by Anonymousreply 137Last Thursday at 5:23 AM

Also, this one.

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by Anonymousreply 138Last Thursday at 5:31 AM

Then you didn't read my post at R135, did you R136?

I said I love it, and that makes one, which negates the "no one" portion of your statement.

by Anonymousreply 139Last Thursday at 2:53 PM

I've always had a fondness for this poster.

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by Anonymousreply 140Last Thursday at 4:21 PM

^^Why?

by Anonymousreply 141Last Thursday at 5:12 PM

The Polish edition for "Caberet'

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by Anonymousreply 142Last Thursday at 11:09 PM

This cult animated tale follows the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags, who rule the planet of Ygam. While the Draags have long kept Oms as illiterate pets, this hierarchy shifts after an Om boy becomes educated, thanks to a young female Draag. This leads to an Om rebellion, which weakens the Draag control over their race. Will the Oms and the Draags find a way to coexist? Or will they destroy each other?

Release date: December 1, 1973 (USA)

Director: René Laloux

Music composed by: Alain Goraguer

Language: French

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by Anonymousreply 143Last Friday at 1:58 AM
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