alternate movie poster | perks of being a wallflower (2012)
MOVIE POSTES FROM BEHIND
By Lucio Cunha
when tasked to advertise LG’s new series of surround sound speakers, Sao Paulo designer Lucio Cunha came up with this brilliant solution.
(via Lost at E Minor)
The Films of Wong Kar-wai
As Tears Go By | Days of Being Wild | Chungking Express | Ashes of Time | Fallen Angels | Happy Together | In the Mood for Love | 2046 | My Blueberry Nights | The Grandmasters
3 Films by Wong Kar-Wai
Designed by: Adam Juresko
Adam Juresko’s trio of posters, designed for San Francisco’s Castro Theatre. these bad boys are small (12 x 16) but look especially gorgeous when collected together. there’s only 100 of each, but the whole set can be yours for $60 over at Spoke Art.
THE POSTERS FOR ROBERT BRESSON
this assembly of these remarkable (and remarkably varied) posters is the good work of the great Adrian Curry, and you should really just hop on over to mubi.com to read his original post on the matter.
as for me, i need to go occupy Film Forum for the 2-week Bresson retrospective that’s already up and running. Although if I miss A MAN ESCAPED on the big screen, at least i might get a chance to check it out on Blu-ray later this year…
Contempt (1963) and A Woman Is a Woman (1961) - Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Notable Kubrick Films
International Poster Tour: ONIBABA & KURONEKO (dir. Kaneto Shindo)
“I’m not a demon! I’m a human being!”
KANETO SHINDO. April 22, 1912 - May 29, 2012.
as you might be aware, the great (and only recently retired) filmmaker Kaneto Shindo died last week — he was 100 years-old. i’ve been overjoyed to see The Criterion Collection shine a spotlight on Shindo’s work, especially because his films — which were often tinged with cagey genre elements — eluded the sort of critical acclaim that western critics were so eager to afford the more austere work of Shindo’s contemporaries. but you better believe that Mizoguchi’s protegee earned the right to be mentioned in the same breath with his master.
Children of Hiroshima was the first Japanese film to address the lingering horrors of the bombing that ended WWII, The Naked Island is a stark and harrowing ode to life on the brink, and his two Criterion films — Onibaba and Kuroneko — are masterfully delirious slices of psycho-horror, both of which reflect how cultural trauma begets personal terrors.Kuroneko is a rapturously dark delight, but Onibaba may eventually be considered one of the finest films of the 20th century.
in a post last week, Adrian Curry (who runs the poster beat over at Mubi’s essential Notebook blog, and the equally essential Movie Poster of the Day Tumblr), contributed to the collective eulogy by assembling the finest promotional art that Shindo’s films ever inspired, and damn are they pretty. up top you’ll see my favorites of those pertinent to this site.
Director Portraits by Gizem Vural
these super snazzy and insightful posters — designed for the 30th International Istanbul Film Festival (which went down back in April of 2011) — are the work of a Turkish graphic designer named Gizem Vural. she is awesome. don’t implicitly believe everything i say? visit her website. there is some exceptionally delightful art available in her store.
alright, it’s friday night. go have fun. if you’re going to the movies, Ghost Protocol is a right bit of fun, but absolutely MUST be seen in true-blue IMAX.
you probably shouldn’t spend your friday night seeing Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. i explain why for Box Office Magazine.