Post some pics, please.
Movie Posters You Love
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By Bart Doe, I think? He did a lot of paperback covers.
Also, a nod to the Cyd Charisse thread!
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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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The abstract, grainy, red infused Dressed To Kill.
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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Then Mel had to go and ruin everything
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The screaming, distorted Travolta face of Blow Out. Effective minimalism.
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The dynamic1982 rerelease poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark. Much better than the original one sheet.
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The first Talented Mr. Ripley
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The Incredible Shrinking Man.
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Attractive layout for Logan's Run
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Which I have signed by Matthew Broderick.
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The Fabulous Baker Boys
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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I love the cheesy 1950s movies posters like The Wasp Woman:
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And this one is a classic:
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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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R19 I know. That's what I love about these posters - they're so over the top!
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Here's one I really like. Unfortunately those yellow boxes ruin it a bit.
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One of Crawford's best of the 50s.
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Bette Davis received her 9th Oscar nomination in 1952.
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This is considered one of the best movie posters ever made.
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The Mummy (1932) with Boris Karloff. An original poster fetched almost $500 million at auction.
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^^ Correction. The Mummy poster sold for over $1 million in 2018.
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The poster for "Mulholland Drive."
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Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman. A classic.
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A recent one...hood and a hairpick!
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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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A visual spectacle.
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Love this movie, love this poster.
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Naked Lunch............suggests it's more about the writing of the book, rather than a 'story' from the book.
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Any Hercules movie from the 60's.
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I love this one.
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Reynold Brown owns this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/21/2020|
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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That was a prototype that was not used, r37. This is the original Star Wars poster:
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As a gayling, I was very disappointed that Mark Hamill was not half-naked in the film and had a wimpy body.
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Francesca Bertini and Rudolf Klein-Rogge - what a pairing! I want to see it so badly!
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The bodynaughts falling from the eye in Fantastic Voyage.
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A lot of terrific artwork for Wonder Women but this is my favorite.
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Surprisingly good poster for Flesh Gordon. It's said that these were often stolen at screenings back in the day.
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Wonderful individual character poster for Chicago.
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All That Jazz
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Classic Female Trouble
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Russian posters of the 20s and 30s are remarkable, many designed by the Stenberg Brothers.
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Fantastic artwork by gay artist Richard Amsel for Flash Gordon, who did many classic film posters and TV Guide covers.
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Murder on the Orient Express by Richard Amsel.
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Startling artwork for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome by Richard Amsel.
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The Dark Crystal artwork by Amsel
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Star Trek The Motion Picture by Bob Peak
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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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Apocalypse Now by Bob Peak
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Always loved the one for the 1963 The Haunting.
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Olivia in distress.
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The fabulous Dangerous Liaisons. Great Image.
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The Clan of the Cave Bear
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Pedro Almodóvar's Law of Desire
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Prerelease teaser poster for The Stepford Wives. Click, it's good.
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Victor/Victoria (channeling Rocky Horror)
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Brilliant poster, whatever one thinks of the movie.
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My homes loves the one from Blood in, Blood Out
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I have this one on my wall right in front of me...
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The 4th Man
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Diamonds Are Forever
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A Clockwork Orange
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I love this poster for the 70s porn movie, "Take Off."
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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.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/22/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/22/2020|
I got this in a thrift store, decades ago. Unfortunately the "WOMEN GET AWAY WITH MURDER!.. because" had been cut off.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/22/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/22/2020|
You gals are slippin'. Post 75 and no one has posted this yet? (also with one of the greatest tags of all time)....
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/22/2020|
De Palma has a knack for memorable visuals.
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Classic French Art Deco from 1934.
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The Sea Hawk, 1924
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All versions of The Boy Friend.
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The Thief of Bagdad, 1924
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What good is sitting alone in your room, come hear the music play.
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No Way Out (1950)
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No Way Out (1950) second poster
Designed by Paul Rand
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The 2001 poster with the ship coming out of the station.
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Querelle (alt version)
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Some of these movie poster choices are SO BAD.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/22/2020|
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.
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^ Yes I am the same person!
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Excalibur by Bob Peak
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Pennies From Heaven by Bob Peak
|by Anonymous||reply 93||11/22/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 94||11/22/2020|
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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Another one of my faves
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I loved it when everyone got credit and not just...Stallone or Cruise
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r99 - AGHHHHHHHH!!!
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Earthquake had an eye catching design. Action!
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The 1970 rerelease of Fantasia.
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Anatomy of a Murder.
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Love all those Saul Bass posters.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||11/23/2020|
A Room with a View
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Amusing prerelease poster for Mars Attacks!
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure
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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
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|by Anonymous||reply 112||11/23/2020|
Wild look for The Astounding She Monster.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||11/23/2020|
The poster that says it all. Grey Gardens.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||11/23/2020|
Her eyes in that poster look like a datalounger who visits the forum only to see she’s been red tagged.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||11/23/2020|
Barbara Parkins must have been a big draw in Asian markets.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||11/23/2020|
A favorite - and nothing remotely like it happens in the movie!
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|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/23/2020|
Great version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/23/2020|
All versions of GILDA are lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/23/2020|
Not a full poster but a sensational lobby card from Mommie Dearest. Joan would have approved.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/23/2020|
R120, is that an Italian poster? Why does it credit King Vidor instead of Charles Vidor as director?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||Last Tuesday at 3:09 AM|
This is the soundtrack cover. Unfortunately it wasn't the movie poster.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||Last Tuesday at 7:00 AM|
R123 With sexy, hung Peter Lupus on the cover!
|by Anonymous||reply 124||Last Tuesday at 7:04 AM|
Super Size Me
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Maman, très cher
|by Anonymous||reply 126||Last Tuesday at 7:17 AM|
This original theater release poster is over my desk...
|by Anonymous||reply 127||Last Tuesday at 3:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 128||Last Tuesday at 4:47 PM|
The Stepford Wives - the original - 1975
|by Anonymous||reply 129||Last Wednesday at 10:03 PM|
Life's been a real bitch to Beatrice Hunsdorfer. And vice versa.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||Last Wednesday at 10:14 PM|
The Thomas Crown Affair - 1999
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Better link for R131
|by Anonymous||reply 132||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 133||Last Wednesday at 10:18 PM|
Amsel was wonderfully gifted. Here's his fabulous poster for "Chinatown".
|by Anonymous||reply 134||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 136||Last Wednesday at 11:07 PM|
Been lugging this thing around for almost twenty years.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||Last Thursday at 5:23 AM|
Also, this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 139||Last Thursday at 2:53 PM|
I've always had a fondness for this poster.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||Last Thursday at 4:21 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 141||Last Thursday at 5:12 PM|
The Polish edition for "Caberet'
|by Anonymous||reply 142||Last 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
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