37 years ago today, Taxi Driver premiered in the U.S, making Travis Bickle a cinematic icon and putting evil thoughts into John Hinckley Jr.’s head.
The above poster definitely got my attention, not only because of its appallingly amateurish design but also because it hinted at the existence of a thrill-packed Bollywood take on King Kong that I would have to track down. I should’ve known it was a con job; the signs were there: […]
15 years ago today, THE RING, one of the most important horror films of the 90’s, premiered in Japan, giving birth to horror icon Sadako (and adding freaky long-haired Asian girls in general to the horror lexicon). Soon thereafter, the film became a worldwide phenomenon spawning numerous sequels, remakes and […]
Identifying a film on a poster in a foreign language is usually easy enough with IMDb and Google at your fingertips, but in the case of exploitation films there are instances when both of these resources fall short. Often these films were released and re-released under so many different titles […]
Anyone who’s read some of my earlier posts knows I’m a fan of Polish poster designers Joanna Gorska and Jerzy Skakun. I’m also a HUGE fan of visionary Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. Three of his earliest films (Fando & Lis, El Topo and The Holy […]
I love happy accidents. I was first introduced to the design work of creative duo Joanna Gorska and Jerzy Skakun by my wife, who spotted their simple yet eye-catching poster for a LAST TANGO IN PARIS re-release hanging in a Warsaw movie theater and kindly asked (okay, demanded) the […]
Polish movie posters are highly sought-after by film-art collectors around the world, due to their highly imaginative graphic design which favors artists’ interpretations over literal meaning. While that tradition is definitely still alive in Poland (though to a lesser degree nowadays), the country’s cinemas have not been immune to the […]
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