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Italian Film Posters!
« on: November 17, 2010, 11:07:47 AM »
Has anybody picked up a copy of Dave Kehr's ITALIAN FILM POSTERS? I know the book came out way back in 2003 (co-published with MoMA), but it's a real visual delight!

http://meansheets.com/2010/11/17/mambo-italiano/

And I also noticed that his cover of THE BIG HEAT must've inspired John Alvin's design for BLADE RUNNER...

http://meansheets.com/2010/11/17/poster-ripoff-7/

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 11:24:44 AM »
I think you can definitely say Blade Runner was inspired by old film noir poster designs... but I would hardly call it a rip off design.  Especially of that Big Heat poster as other than the inclusion of cityscapes, the compositions are quite different.  If anything I'd say it has some Gilda going on (damn near the same smoking pose) with hints of maybe Out of the Past (large offset protagonist head).  Although the later is probably a stretch...

I'll have to check out the book though... I'm a sucker for poster books!





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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 11:58:26 AM »
Nice posts today at Meansheets, Russ. It was nice seeing the Italian posters, which I believe are underrated.  Maybe we can see more?
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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 01:06:14 PM »
Yes, Italian posters are definitely underrated - my favourite posters are from the early 1950's with artwork by Martinati, Ballester and Brini - two-foglio size movie posters are just about manageable framed.

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 11:59:47 AM »
Definitely have to beef up my Italian section...I've been getting so fat off the French "pastries" that maybe I need to go w/ some more spaghetti westerns!

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 10:54:46 PM »
Yeah, it's a good book.  I pretty much get every new poster book that comes out.  Taschen just released on for Bollywood posters which is well done.  For me at least, I had no idea that those posters have as much history as other countries like the US, England, Germany and so on.  They go back just as early as film making started.  Anyway, both are good books.  None of them top Sam Sarowitz's books, though.  Translating Hollywood is more like a textbook than anything else, there's so much in it.
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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 06:43:48 AM »
None of them top Sam Sarowitz's books, though.  Translating Hollywood is more like a textbook than anything else, there's so much in it.

Just looked around the web and read an interesting interview with Sam Sarowitz:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-vintage-movie-poster-collector-sam-sarowitz/.

Also pulled off my shelf his Art of The Modern Movie Poster which I also highly recommend.

Also just bought a 3 volume book set of Italian posters: PLATEA IN PIEDI 1945-58,1959-68,1969-78. Will post some pics when they arrive  

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 05:21:42 PM »
Where did you get that book set from, Steve? I have been meaning to search out ever since I first heard about it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 09:41:17 PM »
Where did you get that book set from, Steve? I have been meaning to search out ever since I first heard about it.

Hi Thomsen, unfortunately I bought them not as a set (couldnt find them as a set) but bought from 2 sources. After hours and hours searching, bought Vol 0 & 2 from an online seller @ 30Euro each (think I was lucky there with that price), & Vol 1 off ebay for 110Euro. Like new copies. Havent received them yet though.

Vol 0 (1945-58) (Italian/French text) (got 1999 edition)
Vol 1 (1959-68) (Italian/English text) (got 1995 edition)
Vol 2 (1969-78) (Italian/French text) (got 2003 edition)

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010, 06:37:21 AM »





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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 11:12:36 PM »
LMAO  That's awesome! 

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2011, 11:51:23 AM »
Got this 2 Fogli from emovie.


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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2011, 12:04:39 PM »
A few of my Italians...



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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2011, 12:09:32 PM »
That PEEPING TOM is exceptional, Harry. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2011, 12:17:39 PM »
That PEEPING TOM is exceptional, Harry. 
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Yes. Yes and Yes!

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 02:37:08 PM »
Posted it in the unicorn thread but thought it was worth reposting... in my dreams!

Thunderball Advance Italian 4-folio (79" x 55")

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2011, 03:22:54 AM »
heres a few of my favourite Italians, 2 and 4 Foglis.















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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2011, 08:50:10 AM »
heres a few of my favourite Italians, 2 and 4 Foglis.


Now, THAT'S harsh.
Love those Italians, Ari!

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2011, 10:13:43 AM »
heres a few of my favourite Italians, 2 and 4 Foglis.




Love that Suspiria Ari... best artwork by far.

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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2011, 01:49:20 PM »
Ya know, Helmut used to have the original artwork for that poster for sale.......not sure if he still does, but I seem to remember it being a very reasonable price.
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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2011, 02:26:19 PM »
Excellent posters Ari. thumbup
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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2011, 02:31:12 PM »
Excellent posters Ari. thumbup

Ya. Great stuff Ari. Hard to pick a favorite but if I had to that hair pull wins  8)
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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2011, 06:57:49 PM »
DAMN, that is a brutal The Hills Have Eyes...
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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2011, 01:24:31 AM »
yeah I remember Helmuts original art for Suspiria, if only I had the $, and yes it did seem reasonable considering.
And double yes re the HILLS HAVE EYES, its a rough poster, imagine it on a cinema wall!
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Re: Italian Film Posters!
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2011, 04:14:26 AM »
Some Italian posters with a higher artistic value than Ari's junk:







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