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« 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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« 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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« 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?
Great blog!
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« 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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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 02:11:19 PM »

Thanks for the post.  I'll have to check out that book.

Some &*&*wad at my local library tore out 100 or so pages (the Japanese section) from the Art of Modern Movie Posters and they threw it away.
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« Reply #5 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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« Reply #6 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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« Reply #7 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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« Reply #8 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 #9 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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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010, 06:37:21 AM »






R70s BB 2sh (my fav Italy Boss style)
R70s FoF 2sh (text only version)...only seen it once in 10 yrs
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2010, 10:54:23 PM »

My favorite:


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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2010, 11:12:36 PM »

LMAO  That's awesome! 
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2011, 11:51:23 AM »

Got this 2 Fogli from emovie.

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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 12:04:39 PM »

A few of my Italians...


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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2011, 12:09:32 PM »

That PEEPING TOM is exceptional, Harry. 
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« Reply #17 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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« Reply #18 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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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2011, 03:22:54 AM »

heres a few of my favourite Italians, 2 and 4 Foglis.















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« Reply #20 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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« Reply #21 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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« Reply #22 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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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2011, 02:26:19 PM »

Excellent posters Ari. thumbup
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« Reply #24 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  Cool
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