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 (six years ago) link

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

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

Double x-post, yikes!

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

machete kills has a poster like this.

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

(in this tradition, that is)

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

xp no caricatures though nm

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

and Mallrats!

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

FYI this movie owns:

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

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

woah japanese take on this style:

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

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

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

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

pretty much half of all 70's movie posters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charltonem Hestonem

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

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

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

Double feature!

https://i.imgur.com/O7TTBop.jpg

pplains, Monday, 14 September 2020 02:38 (five days ago) link

remarkably poorly drawn gun hands in that Speedtrap poster.

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Monday, 14 September 2020 06:20 (five days ago) link

Tyne Daly really made her mark as the other half of a police partnership, didn't she.

pplains, Monday, 14 September 2020 12:51 (five days ago) link

The depiction of Byron Stewart at center bears essentially no resemblance to him, and appears to be just a racist caricature. I suspect someone told the artist about his subplot - Arkin is a basketball coach who adopts a 6'8" Black orphaned teen to win games - and went "got it, black guy!" Ugh.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 16:26 (four days ago) link

suspect someone told the artist

looks like Will Elder

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 18:49 (four days ago) link

"Hmm, I wonder what o_O subplot the black character is involved in"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_Sale_(film)

The low self-esteemed Russell wants to expand the store and marry his girlfriend, while Ezra needs money to adopt an orphaned 6'8" African-American teenage boy named Booker T (Byron Stewart). Ezra needs Booker T. to play on the high-school basketball team he coaches because he has won a total of two games in seven years as a coach and is in danger of losing his job.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:00 (four days ago) link

Who did the poster? It looks vaguely like the kind of thing Harvey Kurtzman was doing with Will Elder in his later days at Mad

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:01 (four days ago) link

:( killfiled

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:33 (four days ago) link

props to school dance for gettin the classic poster art style pretty close in 2014.

andrew m., Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:35 (four days ago) link

a better effort than most.

andrew m., Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:36 (four days ago) link

hahaha sorry sic missed your post I think it may have been in the xpost when I had to repost my post. I did think my suggestion would probably fire up the sic-signal

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:43 (four days ago) link

Ah Will Elder signed it, along the very well drawn/painted nutshell

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:44 (four days ago) link

I kind of want to watch School Dance now. Katt Williams!

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:45 (four days ago) link

directed by nick cannon

na (NA), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:50 (four days ago) link

part of the cannon canon

na (NA), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:51 (four days ago) link

along the very well drawn/painted nutshell

oh, good spot - couldn't see that on phone

presumably he got the call because Jack Davis was doing four other posters that month

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 21:15 (four days ago) link

Drew Friedman on Elder's work for movies and tv.

visiting, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:13 (four days ago) link

Little Annie Fanny All-Stars

― ͼѾͽ (sic), Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:57 AM (six years ago)

speaking of, here are some Frazettas that are now broken links or never made it onto the thread (according to ctrl+f)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n9dA15KjvbE/TwhmWvyriUI/AAAAAAAABuM/uVQmekqVs4U/s1600/What%2527s+new+1.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FCCv_nb22I8/Twhmo0ZIOyI/AAAAAAAABuc/9KC0K-n0MOo/s1600/What%2527s+new+2.jpg

What's New Pussycat

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vgONyFHZoxU/Twhm8Fk4euI/AAAAAAAABus/JBNu2Ka0PlI/s1600/after+the+fox+large.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P2rkt5YDsA8/TwhnC8W-hEI/AAAAAAAABu0/iIfZxiPS0O8/s1600/after+the+fox+2+large.jpg

After The Fox

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g5L8vtcIdxI/VWR2JojAe_I/AAAAAAAAMo0/OJfBtmt6yU0/s1600/mad-monster-party-1.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iPeHSFVRyMo/Twhn07iGJbI/AAAAAAAABvs/mwuaBP24C9I/s1600/mad+monster+party.jpg

Mad Monster Party (1967)

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DdnFwdUL2Q8/XzspXBB8XFI/AAAAAAAAOoU/h37j1xkgMjQRSiF59hPK19iZRTIP-0tnQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/ff-paradiso-1966.jpg

Hotel Paradiso (1966)

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d_ndzQjjvjU/XzspXhH5fsI/AAAAAAAAOoY/KXmt7N3Ac6o3jipP6XlGleVl8VOFL0rKACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/ff-polifax-1971.jpg

Mrs Pollifax - Spy (1971)

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tjGs31AGV80/XzspYCaVxGI/AAAAAAAAOoc/JfmmvFh7Ttcx03NyTyc0evR5qXdli4bSACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/ff-success-1965.jpg

The Secret of My Success or: How Three Beautiful Girls Love for Fun—and Murder for Profit (1965)


slightly more sedate:

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EML_o_GrDyQ/XzspYIn5crI/AAAAAAAAOog/Galr5KdIpz8I3MPTKrANutRfnNjq-cftACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/ff-yours-1968.jpg

Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

The Busy Body (1967, based on one of Donald Westlake's first overtly comedic crime novels)

The Busy Body is top-notch. Taking so much attention for granted! I wish subway ads gave you as much to look at.

― here i am in the land of large breakfasts (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:50 AM (five years ago)

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:29 (four days ago) link

alternate copy on the half-sheet

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

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:33 (four days ago) link

Mad Monster Party co-written by Harvey Kurtzman to nicely close the circle.

BTW, excellent spot on the Kurtzman involvement in that Fire Sale poster, stevie.

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:59 (four days ago) link

Davis too apparently

"mad monster party" apparently trying to pre-empt MAD magazine's spoof by using their exact typeface/bolding.

― the thirteenth floorior (Doctor Casino), Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:30 PM (four years ago)

Mad Monster Party? wasn't official MAD but had ties - Harvey Kurtzman co-wrote the script and Jack Davis did character design.

― saki, Friday, February 12, 2016 1:25 AM (four years ago)

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 23:15 (four days ago) link

Thanks for the Friedman link, visiting - the last few TV Guide pieces look very much like the "WEHK"-signed mid-'80s stuff that stevie was remembering

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 03:55 (three days ago) link

BTW, excellent spot on the Kurtzman involvement in that Fire Sale poster, stevie.

Thanks Ward!

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 07:15 (three days ago) link

Though I think it was just Will Elder...

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 07:15 (three days ago) link

This is what Friedman says about it on that link visiting posted:

This time In collaboration with Kurtzman, Elder's second film poster, from 1977

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:00 (three days ago) link

Ah right, was only looking at the lovely pix on that link, and hadn't spotted any trademark WEHK signature.

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:17 (three days ago) link

I guess Kurtzman did the initial layout design and then WE painted it - predates the WEHK signed stuff by a few years, maybe they only used that for Mad?

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:30 (three days ago) link

Nuts! may have also had some WEHK-signed stuff, the covers had the same sort of look iirc

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:06 (three days ago) link

Rosalind Russell in that spy picture ?? Literally 30 years after her peak!

the pinefox, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:27 (three days ago) link

They way they drew women on movie posters from like 1965 to 1989 is like America's hentai

Thoia Thoing, Maryland (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 16:13 (three days ago) link

I'm repeatedly baffled that all of these movies exist. Part of me still thinks they are being spit out by an AI

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 16:23 (three days ago) link

we're living in a simulation, so...

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 16:36 (three days ago) link

Always think about the middle-aged Silent Generation couple dressing up and getting a sitter so they can go see the latest Peter Sellers movie.

pplains, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 17:03 (three days ago) link

Part of me still thinks they are being spit out by an AI


More like AIP!

Notes on Scampo (tokyo rosemary), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 17:22 (three days ago) link

xpost i think also date-night movies for the square, Silent Majority boomers?

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 17:24 (three days ago) link

More like AIP!

VG

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 19:56 (three days ago) link

Nuts! may have also had some WEHK-signed stuff, the covers had the same sort of look iirc

Fastner & Larson art btw, definitely look like Kurtzman gags though

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:24 (three days ago) link

Those Peter Sellers movies, ones like "Mrs. Pollifax-Spy" or "The Secret of My Success", may have been the high-brow "low-brow" movies of their day. While the Boomer teens saw the latest Elvis movie, I picture the 40something parents putting on coat and tie, nice earrings and hat, and going out for a bit of fun to see an "adult" movie before heading over to Sam's Diner on the way home for a cup of coffee.

pplains, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:25 (three days ago) link

boomer teens were going to elvis movies in the early 70s?

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 17 September 2020 01:48 (two days ago) link

I was thinking these were from 1965-68 or so!

Again, this is just what's happening in my head, maybe not IRL.

pplains, Thursday, 17 September 2020 02:21 (two days ago) link

tbh i didn't realize until just now looking it up that Elvis was still starring in narrative features up until '69, so i think generally your theory could totally work for a lot of the dorky MOR-looking 60s comedies itt!

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 17 September 2020 11:44 (two days ago) link

I don't think in 1969 anybody was going to see Charro! or Change of Habit.

Boring, Maryland, Thursday, 17 September 2020 15:16 (two days ago) link

they just never end!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 18 September 2020 18:22 (yesterday) link

lol

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 September 2020 19:39 (yesterday) link

Clearly the best hope for the movie industry to recover is to ban photographic or photoshopped posters

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Friday, 18 September 2020 22:21 (yesterday) link


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