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

Trying to remember if I saw Charley and the Angel when it came out.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 23:51 (four weeks ago) link

IN BLAZING COLOR

slightly clearer version

I assume this serves as an accurate summary of the film

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 28 January 2021 05:08 (four weeks ago) link

I assume a decline in Bad News Bears series quality matches the decrease in poster busy-ness.

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

https://i.imgur.com/eQYtJ9i.jpg

shivers me timber (sic), Friday, 29 January 2021 23:43 (four weeks ago) link

ALL NEW! NEVER SEEN BEFORE!

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 29 January 2021 23:50 (four weeks ago) link

the van poster is great... bonus points for busyness in the title text.

visiting, Friday, 29 January 2021 23:52 (four weeks ago) link

The title lettering does kinda make you want to watch the movie and use it as a bingo card.

shivers me timber (sic), Friday, 29 January 2021 23:55 (four weeks ago) link

IT'S FOR EVERYONE!

Ray Cooney as "Crotch" (stevie), Saturday, 30 January 2021 08:04 (three weeks ago) link

Wow. Jack Gilford and Marget Hamilton made me smile, couldn’t quite place The Pieman until I peeked below.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 31 January 2021 21:27 (three weeks ago) link

I just happened to be looking up a film from somewhere upthread called One More Time (directed by Jerry Lewis), and came across this doozy in the plot synopsis:

London nightclub buddies Salt (Sammy Davis Jr.) and Pepper (Peter Lawford) link Pepper’s dead twin to diamond smugglers.

― rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:48 PM (four years ago) bookmarkflaglink

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNWJjNDVkZGItYWYyZi00M2I0LWEzOWEtZTdmOTRhN2ExNzExL2ltYWdlL2ltYWdlXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzc5MjA3OA@@._V1_.jpg

As previously seen in Salt & Pepper (1968).

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Saturday, 6 February 2021 17:25 (two weeks ago) link

I didn't know Jerry Lewis actually did a movie in France

https://pics.filmaffinity.com/To_Catch_a_Cop-152350133-mmed.jpg

To Catch A Cop/The Defective Detective, 1984

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 6 February 2021 19:34 (two weeks ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71-AwHEc-sL._RI_.jpg

Where Is Parsi?/Where Is Parsifal?, 1984

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 6 February 2021 19:45 (two weeks ago) link

Salt & Pepper is great. We really should have had the intern do a complete audit of Davis seven years ago.

shivers me timber (sic), Saturday, 6 February 2021 20:47 (two weeks ago) link

Arielle Dombasle was in a lot more movies than I thought.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 February 2021 00:18 (two weeks ago) link

Going back briefly to the film/sitcom discussion upthread, I knew there was something big we'd missed, and while reading something else I realized what it was.

There were 2-TWO!-McHale's Navy feature films made during the series' run.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNmY5OGE0M2QtY2E2OC00NmJiLWE4YTEtZTFmY2EzYTdjOGI0XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTY5Nzc4MDY@._V1_.jpg

McHale's Navy, 1964

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMmFlNDczMWItMWMzYy00OGMzLWIwZTYtNTcxZjkyNTZkYmI2XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTY5Nzc4MDY@._V1_UY1200_CR65,0,630,1200_AL_.jpg

McHale's Navy Joins The Air Force, 1965

The latter of which happened sans McHale (Ernie Borgnine).

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 7 February 2021 01:20 (two weeks ago) link

great find.

"The Boss' Wife""s decision to opt against the final S is driving me crazy

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 7 February 2021 03:26 (two weeks ago) link

Long & Hanks photo is infuriating. get out of the way, clowns!

Great work on recovering McHale, suppressed in your memory as well as public distribution.

The film was released to VHS on March 31, 1998

shivers me timber (sic), Sunday, 7 February 2021 05:30 (two weeks ago) link

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

The Very Sexy Movie With The Very Funny Title, 1968

shivers me timber (sic), Sunday, 7 February 2021 12:05 (two weeks ago) link

(A Flea In Her Ear)

shivers me timber (sic), Sunday, 7 February 2021 12:06 (two weeks ago) link

i wonder if that title was funnier back then

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 7 February 2021 12:14 (two weeks ago) link

The play is from 1904 so it had already stood the test of time

shivers me timber (sic), Sunday, 7 February 2021 12:19 (two weeks ago) link

It doesn't *look* very sexy?

Ray Cooney as "Crotch" (stevie), Sunday, 7 February 2021 12:44 (two weeks ago) link

uh, those hats are doffed af

shivers me timber (sic), Sunday, 7 February 2021 12:50 (two weeks ago) link

Rex Harrison and Rachel Roberts, no doubt a car crash of a production.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 7 February 2021 13:03 (two weeks ago) link

OMG

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 February 2021 00:59 (two weeks ago) link

can't find a better image of

https://i.imgur.com/zKju7Vv.jpg

Rockets Galore, 1958

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 8 February 2021 05:25 (two weeks ago) link

however!

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


click for hueg

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 8 February 2021 05:27 (two weeks ago) link

and

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

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 8 February 2021 05:27 (two weeks ago) link

maybe it's the pixels but that looks like a novel combination of techniques/styles --- claustrophobic composition but almost like a 1960s paperback cover aesthetic? like a Tom Swift/Nancy Drew look.

honk honk honkin' on Bobo's door (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 18:58 (two weeks ago) link

looks more like the 1980s montage style but painted digitally to me

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 19:09 (two weeks ago) link

[From Time article linked in the US pol thread]

Ray Cooney as "Crotch" (stevie), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 20:41 (two weeks ago) link

i would likely live a better life if, everywhere I went, I opened all my conversations with "WHAM! BAM! HERE COMES PAM!"

― the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Sunday, December 20, 2020 3:57 AM (one month ago)

cover connections?

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

Good Neighbor Sam, 1964

(hueg)

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 15 February 2021 04:31 (one week ago) link

This version of Cold Turkey (1971) has linkrotted upthread afaict:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-x9mov3JrQSY/UXgd9sSDCYI/AAAAAAAAU9Y/Cnir84rATYg/s1600/111443.1020.A.jpg

stilt in the wings (sic), Sunday, 21 February 2021 09:06 (five days ago) link

good job on the tagline connection!

honkin' on bobo, honkin' with my feet ten feet off of beale (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 21 February 2021 17:45 (five days ago) link

That must have been one of Randy Newman’s first scores.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 21 February 2021 17:53 (five days ago) link

Was wondering

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 February 2021 18:09 (five days ago) link

From what I remember, it's less a score than "He Gives Us All His Love" popping up repeatedly on the soundtrack.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 21 February 2021 19:32 (five days ago) link

looks like!

stilt in the wings (sic), Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:10 (five days ago) link

an alternate Uptown Saturday Night poster that may or may not have been posted and vanished earlier:

https://i.imgur.com/EARoF8M.jpg

stilt in the wings (sic), Monday, 22 February 2021 13:34 (four days ago) link

another version with bottom detail

stilt in the wings (sic), Monday, 22 February 2021 13:35 (four days ago) link


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