post movie posters done in a busy/claustrophobic caricature style from the 70s and 80s

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http://www.americanartarchives.com/davis,j_mad_world1963.jpg

wk, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:09 (seven years ago) link

sorry, I missed the '70s/'80s part

wk, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:10 (seven years ago) link

The Long Goodbye one is in the tradition of this, I guess, or of Mad magazine: (x-post, speaking of!)

http://images.wikia.com/its-a-mad-mad-mad-mad/images/1/1f/It

Josefa, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:10 (seven years ago) link

Double x-post, yikes!

Josefa, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:11 (seven years ago) link

Are there any posters in the last 15 years that are a throwback to this style?

obie stompin' moby (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 25 October 2013 17:15 (seven years ago) link

machete kills has a poster like this.

sleepingsignal, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:17 (seven years ago) link

(in this tradition, that is)

sleepingsignal, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:18 (seven years ago) link

Are there any posters in the last 15 years that are a throwback to this style?

― obie stompin' moby (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, October 25, 2013 12:15 PM (1 minute ago)

detroit rock city?

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 25 October 2013 17:18 (seven years ago) link

xp no caricatures though nm

sleepingsignal, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:21 (seven years ago) link

detroit rock city?

― ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, October 25, 2013 1:18 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

!!! yes

obie stompin' moby (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 25 October 2013 17:21 (seven years ago) link

and Mallrats!

obie stompin' moby (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 25 October 2013 17:21 (seven years ago) link

FYI this movie owns:

http://i.imgur.com/DXdVv3Q.jpg

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 25 October 2013 17:23 (seven years ago) link

woah japanese take on this style:

http://i.imgur.com/yW1UCNL.jpg

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 25 October 2013 17:27 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/XacS5Ol.jpg

乒乓, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:46 (seven years ago) link

pretty much half of all 70's movie posters.

scott seward, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:55 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/3lIx48u.jpg

乒乓, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:59 (seven years ago) link

http://adammcdaniel.com/RichardAmsel2.htm

http://i.imgur.com/Zo51FL9.jpg

乒乓, Friday, 25 October 2013 18:01 (seven years ago) link

I've never seen that Nashville poster upthread before! Altman's preferred poster artwork ended up on the soundtrack instead:

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/files/2009/08/04/img-nashville_105700420061.jpg

A Made Man In The Mellow Mafia (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 25 October 2013 18:10 (seven years ago) link

Every Bond movie of that period to thread...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/36/Live_and_Let_Die-_UK_cinema_poster.jpg

not a lunch that is hot (snoball), Friday, 25 October 2013 18:15 (seven years ago) link

http://www.impawards.com/1978/posters/california_suite.jpg

Josefa, Friday, 25 October 2013 18:16 (seven years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0c/The_Man_with_the_Golden_Gun_-_UK_cinema_poster.jpg
Wikipedia's alt text:
A man in a dinner jacket holding a pistol is in the centre of the picture. Various scenes and images surround him, including two women in bikinis, a midget with a pistol, a car stunt and explosions. At the bottom right, oversized and pointing towards the man in the dinner jacket, is a golden gun, with a hand holding a bullet, about to load the gun. The top of the picture has the words "ROGER MOORE as JAMES BOND 007". At the bottom are the words "THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN"

not a lunch that is hot (snoball), Friday, 25 October 2013 18:17 (seven years ago) link

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lschmxxO8P1r13zreo1_400.jpg

brio, Friday, 25 October 2013 18:17 (seven years ago) link

Charltonem Hestonem

brio, Friday, 25 October 2013 18:18 (seven years ago) link

http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/11/MPW-5611

Josefa, Friday, 25 October 2013 18:18 (seven years ago) link

all of the styles in The Magic of Lassie poster, but especially the simpler line drawing people just above the title, were ubiquitous in my childhood, especially in children's readers assembled between, oh, 69-82... they need names and coffee table books.

sgt. pepper's one-and-only bobo honkin' band (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15:33 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/HFkRyPb.jpg

Young Americans (1967), the only film to ever have an Oscar rescinded

(the titular choir were found to be lip-syncing test screenings in one theatre in North Carolina were deemed to count as a release in the previous year)

larger

the horizontal version is better but you are looking at the largest version that appears to exist on the internet:

https://i.imgur.com/HxPbyNa.jpg

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 21:31 (three weeks ago) link

the Danny Cannon / David Arnold / Harvey Keitel remake took substantial liberties with the plot iirc

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 21:32 (three weeks ago) link

Doc dropped the first Morecambe & Wise film four years ago, with some classic big-head-little-body action, but they were just getting started.

https://i.imgur.com/ikg16B1.jpeg

That Riviera Touch (1966)

(a little larger)

vertical version, clearer colours

alt version:

https://i.imgur.com/WyqaC7a.jpeg

(alt hueg)

other takes on the alt

more info: http://www.artofdiving.co.uk/2016/04/two-of-kind-that-riviera-touch.html

Their one-a-year film career dried up after

https://i.imgur.com/IDwvoiV.jpeg

The Magnificent Two (1967)

which sadly doesn't seem to exist larger. here's a three-colour version that looks great (but is just as small)

And this poster with an alternate title looks like an Italian adaptation of The Spirit

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 23 April 2021 19:29 (three weeks ago) link

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blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:13 (two weeks ago) link

lol wow, that's great.

i recognize Fawcett, Savalas, Streisand, Allen, Hope, Coburn, Montalban... not sure about the others. I suppose the blonde with the big hair has to be Dolly Parton though it's not a great drawing. maybe Peter Lorre? Lucille Ball? Fred Astaire? Not sure about the others.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:52 (two weeks ago) link

lee marvin in the middle?

na (NA), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

I think the Peter Lorre-looking one might be Jackie Gleason?

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

Sammy Davis Jr?
Gene Kelly top left?

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

oh yeah, Marvin, not Coburn. had considered Davis and Kelly but wasn't sure.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 18:56 (two weeks ago) link

i'd say:
kelly, montalban, astaire, streisand, savalas
fawcett, Marvin, Davis Jr
Hope, Parton, Allen, Gleason, Ball

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

excellent work! now we just need to try all the recipes.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

Can't speak to Kelly, and couldn't get Montalban on my own, but that looks right to me

(agreed that it's a terrible Dolly, if Dolly it be)

xp

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 20:49 (two weeks ago) link

now we just need to try all the recipes.

"John Cassavetes Minted Beef Balls"

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 20:49 (two weeks ago) link

what's yr take on
minted beef balls

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

https://c1.neweggimages.com/ProductImage/A1S7_1_201806241657230054.jpg

Unbeatable Harold, 2006/9

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 00:36 (two weeks ago) link

beatable

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 02:50 (two weeks ago) link

zoomed in on the signature:

Are there any posters in the last 15 years that are a throwback to this style?

― obie stompin' moby (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, October 25, 2013 12:15 PM (1 minute ago)

Grandma's Boy

― ͼѾͽ (sic), Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:35 AM (seven years ago)

https://i.imgur.com/QW5Ss8f.jpg

(2006, man-sized)

Are there any posters in the last 15 years that are a throwback to this style?

― obie stompin' moby (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, October 25, 2013 12:15 PM (1 minute ago)

detroit rock city?

― ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Saturday, October 26, 2013 4:18 AM (seven years ago)

https://i.imgur.com/n9Pmesn.jpg

(space-man-sized)

Another throwback:

https://i.imgur.com/e3k9VOs.jpg

Chillerama (2011)

(big chill)

one of a few alts:

https://i.imgur.com/bnM1FST.jpg

(chilleramascope)


A remake throwback in reference to the JD og

https://i.imgur.com/IVySG28.jpg

Bad News Reboot (2005)

(big bears - doin' thang)

Adapting the style for

https://i.imgur.com/m0biu7C.jpg

The Last Shot (2004)

The plot of The Last Shot is loosely based on the true story of an FBI sting operation code-named Dramex. Dramex was run by FBI agent Garland Schweickhardt, who recruited aspiring screenwriters Dan Lewk and Gary Levy to participate unwittingly in a sting operation aimed at ensnaring mobsters and Teamsters union officials in a bribery scheme. Under the pretext of producing a movie, the FBI planned to catch people taking bribes in exchange for promising not to make trouble when filmmakers used non-union truck drivers and non-union crew members.

Shooting actually occurred in several cities including New Orleans and Las Vegas, while in other major cities, evidence was obtained without using an actual crew made up of FBI personnel. As the investigation progressed from city to city, sealed indictments were obtained and only unsealed when the operation was concluded. Many actual events happened during the shooting that were more hilarious than the movie portrays. At one point, the crew was stranded in the desert between LA and Las Vegas by a broken down Rolls Royce.

Arriving at the location in Las Vegas, they found a genuine crew already there shooting Nasty Boys (Which, ironically, was about undercover police officers). The grip truck ran into an elderly lady's car the first day of shooting in New Orleans and the crew wound up paying off the woman with hundreds peeled from a roll of bills. The operation eventually led to indictments against five individuals, several of whom were convicted. The movie itself was shut down before serious filming started.

Lewk and Levy have yet to make a full-length feature film. They were, however, associate producers on The Last Shot and had cameo roles as 'Hollywood Boulevard Types'.

(big shot)

Also responsible for Hot Dog ...The Movie, The Trouble With Spies, and likewise from the tail-end of the original run of the style

https://i.imgur.com/3RsMJnk.jpg

Hamburger (The Motion Picture) (ooh la la) (1986) (written and directed by the writer of Hot Dog)

(whopper)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 05:09 (two weeks ago) link

wait, directed, not written? had the man not earned his stripes

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 05:12 (two weeks ago) link

wait again

https://i.imgur.com/PKb3jLR.jpg

Stripes (1981)

(large ordinance)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 05:29 (two weeks ago) link

Another throwback that would have been better off fully committing:

https://i.imgur.com/YzyVBA3.jpg

Vice Principals (2016)

(pitched and unsold by Jody Hill and Danny McBride as a movie, sold instead to HBO and made as an eighteen-part serial. take that, Twin Peaks!)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 21:36 (two weeks ago) link

fuzzy but it looks a bit like will elder in little annie fannie style?

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 April 2021 05:56 (two weeks ago) link

watching The Silencers last week made me think of doing a run through the posters of all the Matt Helm flicks, so letting forks' post prompt me:

https://i.imgur.com/LYuVZKD.jpg

(big & tall)

https://i.imgur.com/L5Ig7cu.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nXdudOX.jpg

(going blue)

The Silencers (1966)



The first Martin-starring, Bond-spoofing, barely-adapting version of a Donald Hamilton book was such a hit that the second came out in the same calendar year. Dino made riding a gunbarrel look so good on two of the original posters that Ann-Margret got in on the action for the sequel.

https://i.imgur.com/XmwfMud.jpg

(more size)

She didn't quite get it right every time.

https://i.imgur.com/91L7ZRS.jpg

(ghost ride the grip)

Murderer's Row (1966)



Cracking them out so fast meant the first one could even run as the second's B-feature. They took a leisurely 12 months before the third one (and 14 until The Wrecking Crew, by which stage Dean is barely bothering to take steps onscreen, let alone run or duck in action scenes).

https://i.imgur.com/qb3NgRr.jpg

(enlarged to kill)

Another take on the same painting, and a bold statement from the Ontario Board of Censors:

https://i.imgur.com/jZ5neyS.jpg

The Ambushers (1967)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 1 May 2021 12:57 (two weeks ago) link

speaking of 1966 Bond spoofs with large, impractical beds in them, Doc's posting of Our Man Flint upthread has decayed, so let's look at a few options:

https://i.imgur.com/5BgSMc4.jpg

(hueg) / (alternate take)

https://i.imgur.com/zTo5eff.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XJ9u0tH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VK1XH88.jpg

(hueg)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 1 May 2021 21:32 (two weeks ago) link

good hunting there sic

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 2 May 2021 20:01 (one week ago) link

Here's an interview, with loads of great art, by the guy who painted one of the Silencers posters, and one of the Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo posters.

One fun oddity is that he was commissioned to do a new, action-packed Raiders Of The Lost Ark poster while the UK original was up all over the country, because that was deemed to be too dull

https://i.imgur.com/IdeqCKx.jpg

And this seems-to-be-unused poster for The Apple (1980), under the title Star Rock:

https://i.imgur.com/bUafZU1.jpg

Original art and roughs for some 80s Bond posters in there, too.

His busy-ish caricature poster for The Castle (1997) does to the photographic Australian original what the pullquote says the film does to an Oscar-winner.

https://i.imgur.com/dLmdi0j.jpg

(hueg's the serenity)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Monday, 3 May 2021 01:47 (one week ago) link

The Wrong Arm Of The Law, 1963

― shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:34 PM (three months ago)

this seems to have been a deliberate riff on another Sellers / Jeffries / Cribbins crime comedy:

https://i.imgur.com/ABXKHNl.jpg

Two Way Stretch (1960)

alt painting from Australian release, less-cropped DVD

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:54 (one week ago) link

Here Come the Tigers (1978)

― |Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, April 1, 2019 9:23 PM (two years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Alternate poster:
http://rarefilm.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Here-Come-the-Tigers-1978.jpg

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 22:56 (one week ago) link

one of the most obvious "make it look like THIS poster" examples we've seen

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Thursday, 6 May 2021 20:50 (one week ago) link

This has been brought up before, but I'm astounded at just how many Smokey/Bad News Bears/Animal House/American Graffiti knock-offs there where in the '70s.

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:13 (one week ago) link

The 1986 John Cleese vehicle Clockwise has an absolutely terrible poster, proposing that a huge image of a soggy, naked Cleese is all that's needed to get punters into cinemas around the globe.

Imagine if one of these pieces of concept art had been commissioned and finished, though:

https://i.imgur.com/WDhu5L6.jpg

(clock-size)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:48 (one week ago) link

cited four years ago, but I can't find the image:

https://i.imgur.com/D7pcyOM.jpg

Hot Stuff (1979)

(I did discover that both stevie and joygoat have cover-connectioned Mutiny On The Corner years apart, though)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 7 May 2021 20:11 (one week ago) link

further context for Hot Stuff's place in cinematic history

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 7 May 2021 20:13 (one week ago) link

Directed By Dom DeLuise!

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 May 2021 20:40 (one week ago) link

Okay, that totally takes it to next level

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 21:26 (one week ago) link

whoa a jack davis we haven't seen already!!

visiting, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 00:29 (three days ago) link

Lend it, spend it, legal tend it, save it, crave it, yell and wave it, steal it, peel it, wheel and deal it, nurse it, curse it, reimburse it, stash it, slash it, try to cash it.

Technologic

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 06:55 (three days ago) link

Arf. Great poster.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 07:19 (three days ago) link

Why thank you

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 08:07 (three days ago) link

great find. those candid camera movies are supposed to be really bad iirc.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 11:03 (three days ago) link

I was just coming here to post the Booksmart one - there's a higher-res view on Amazon, but it doesn't really increase the resemblance of anyone.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lionbeen-Booksmart-Movie-Poster-70/dp/B07SPHLCBK

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 14 May 2021 07:11 (yesterday) link

I feel like a lot of the "retro" ones don't have enough stupid bullshit for the characters to be doing, or don't give enough visual room for it somehow. In the old ones it's like Where's Waldo --- if you were standing in line outside the theater staring at one, you could have really kept yourself occupied for a few minutes. Points for including a banner-flying biplane, though.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Friday, 14 May 2021 12:03 (yesterday) link


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