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All things Movie Art...
« on: July 13, 2012, 03:27:20 pm »
I thought we had a thread on movie art? Anyway, a few art pieces have drifted across my desk of late. Just very cool stuff...

The very eye catching and retro one sheet...

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 03:33:57 pm »
Freggin gorgeous...

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Artwork for Marvel’s AVENGERS ASSEMBLED Blu-ray Set Revealed; Great Individual Covers for Each Film by Matthew Ferguson

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Last month, Marvel announced that they’ll be releasing a 10-disc, six-movie Blu-ray collector’s set called Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled.  The ginormous set will include all of Marvel’s films up through The Avengers, as well as loads of special features.  Now Marvel has released some truly gorgeous box art for the set, as Matthew Ferguson has cooked up some fantastic sleeves to go with each corresponding movie.  The sleeves will house each individual movie, while the actual box for the whole set looks like it’ll be in the shape of a briefcase.















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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 04:38:36 pm »
Paranorman One Sheet

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A series of five new one-sheets has come our way for the upcoming animated kid-friendly horror comedy Paranorman that are really cool in a vintage kind of way. And guess what? There's not a floating head to be seen anywhere! Rejoice!

ParaNorman is directed by Sam Fell (The Tale of Despereaux, Flushed Away) and Chris Butler (Coraline, The Corpse Bride) from Butler's original screenplay.











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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 09:52:25 pm »
Some really dope art there. Good thread. Mac ftw!
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 03:51:57 pm »
I found this very interesting

The Movie Poster Brake Down

French film distributor Christophe Courtois is no stranger to movie posters. Having dealt with thousands of movies in his day, Courtois noticed a growing trend in the world of movie posters. Each cliche poster has its own genre of film associated with the style of poster. Or so we think. His blog was written in french.


The Cold Shoulder


The Cold Shoulder poster features the mysterious lead with a chip on (you guessed it) their shoulder. The long trenchcoat is also a trending feature of these, dark and ominous characters.



The Explosion


Action. Bullets. Fire. EXPLOSIONS. Bruce Willis: 3. Jason Stathom, 3. Nic Cage: 5. I smell a villian for “The Expendables 3: Someone Stole the Declaration of Indepenance”.



The Lady Turnback

They are powerful, smart and strong women. They don’t need a man to tell them squat, because they’re independent and could solve any problem. Even when they’re busy saving the world, they still have time to look back at you, flex their glutes and say “I am not a piece of meat. This is a respectable pose.”



The Quirky Public Bench

Corky and lovable, but has a problem. No worries, whatever it may be, I’m sure it will all work out in the end, but until it does lets just sit on this bench and think about the world for a while.


The Text Message

A fairly new method of sending a message about a movie via text on said movie star’s face. Matt Damon’s face appears 3 times on this board. I guess he has a very writable face, must’ve been a great canvas for the nights he’d pass out drunk during his Harvard days.



The Tom Cruise Profile

Hollywood loves the side of his Tom’s face. Rumor has it every mirror in Tom’s house has two ajacent mirrors angled at 45 degrees so he can catch a glimpse of his profile at all times. That could quite possibly be true.



The Blindfold

See no evil. We get it. The movie is trying to say there’s a mystery or secret here and gosh darn it someones going to figure it out.



The Sunglasses Reflection

Something about sunglasses that just make everyone seem a little cooler. Well maybe except of #1 and 3. What better way to get a 360 degree visual than to get a full frontal of the movies star and the point of view from their very own eyes? 100% of people wearing glasses in these posters are the protagonist or antagonist and portrayed to the the coolest bro in the movie.



The Eye See You

Nothing more visual than an all seeing eyeball. Especially when there’s an image or graphic that should otherwise not be associated with an eye on, in or around it. Since the eye is one, if not the most sensitive part of your body, nothing turns a head for better or worse than a giant eyeball associated with a foreign object. Not a shocker than most of these flicks are Horror, thriller or suspenseful.



The Back to Back

The two protagonists, usually who have contrasting personalities, back to back in true odd couple fashion. Shows the symbiotic connection between two opposing forces.  Usually a romady, dramady, or comedic-fartady.



The 5 Hole

No mystery here. Guys like a nice pair of legs that go on for days and where better than to smack the title of a movie than between them. Thank you Hollywood

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 04:45:31 pm »
Very cool post. When I use to do commission work designing stuff for other people, I had a ton of references and what you posted is what I have in my folders, labeled accordingly. It's hard to break the cycle when people pay you decent money because they say they want something that "looks like________".
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 06:52:19 pm »
Along similar paths

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 09:02:31 am »
Add Some Wow to Your Walls

I like some of these...



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If you’re the kinda guy who can recite classic movie lines like, “Leave the gun; take the cannoli” on command in between handfuls of popcorn, you may want a pop culture print, painting, or sculpture in your home theater with a little personality, right?

What better conversation starter or way to warm up a cinema space than with an original masterpiece from David O’Keefe Studios (davidokeefe.com).

The passionate pop culture artist—who has a solo gallery in Sarasota, Florida, but is based out of Tampa—nails it with his caricatures of everyone from his laugh-out-loud Animal House tribute, Knowledge Is Good, to his sepia-toned, spot-on, gun-toting Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry, which by the way, is one of O’Keefe’s favorites and on the gallery’s most requested list. “Caddyshack is another staple for us,” he adds.



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O’Keefe is the first to admit that his masterpieces are geared toward men—guys who have man caves or media rooms and want something special for that space. Not surprisingly, there are some core favorites among the movie, sports, and music icons that O’Keefe illustrates. Seinfeld is a huge favorite for TV fans. Sports nuts are eating up the Tim Tebow stuff.

The statement piece for movie aficionados is the original Godfather painting—La Famiglia—which took a full year to complete—outfitted in a custom frame complete with the signature horse head, healthy representation of cherubs with tommy guns, and the church where the baptism took place. In all its dark majesty, it carries an $80,000 price tag (we hear it’s negotiable). But don’t worry; there are plenty of points of entry for those without deep pockets. A small original paper piece goes for as little as $40.



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Interestingly, O’Keefe creates his art—and is so adeptly able to capture the likeness and personas of his pop culture icons—with a technique that has served him well. “I don’t like to work from photos; I like to work from video.” For the Godfather piece, he says, he watched the movie over and over and over to capture the distinctive personalities.

While the Coppola movie is one of the best ever, grants O’Keefe, he was able to name his favorite film without hesitation. “Oh, Goodfellas,” he laughs. “It’s the best comedy ever written.” We’ll be buying that print as soon as it’s ready!
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 09:52:23 pm »
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ftw!
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 10:02:48 am »
Back To The Camera Posters Are The Trend For 2013

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It would seem that movie-goers don’t want our stars looking us in the eye anymore. We just want it quick, dirty, and, most importantly, from behind.

Earlier today we saw the release of the first poster for the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan-directed sci-fi thriller After Earth, but if you’ve been paying attention to the film world over the last few months you probably realized that the design is very similar to some other recently released posters for 2013 blockbusters. In fact, it almost seems that every movie that is set to debut next year is getting a different version of the same poster.

Don’t believe me? Well, let’s do some quick mental time travel all the way to late September when the folks over at Dreamworks Animation released this poster for The Croods:


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About a month later Marvel Studios unveiled this piece for Iron Man 3:



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Then earlier this month we got the first one-sheet for Paramount Picture’s Star Trek Into Darkness:



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That was followed just four days later by Universal Pictures’ Oblivion:



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And then another four days passed and Warner Bros. Jack The Giant Slayer came out with this:



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Just to cement the point, here’s the poster for Columbia Pictures’ After Earth:



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For those keeping score, that’s six practically identical 2013 movie posters from six different studios that were all released within four months of each other (and four came from December alone). Obviously I’m not naďve enough to think that this is a brand new thing. Not only have movie studios reduced the number of poster templates in general down to about 10, they’ve even been doing the behind-the-back look for a while now – and it was popularized by this pair of pieces from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight:



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Though it’s been happening for years now and the diminishing amount of creativity in Hollywood has been long apparent, it is now becoming a legitimate problem. It’s one thing for studios to release stupid, generic designs a couple times over the course of a year, but when they’re all released at the exact same time there is a danger of homogenization. Serious film fans may not have the problem, but is a casual movie-goer going to look at the posters for Oblivion and After Earth and know the difference? Absolutely not. They’re going to be processed mentally as the exact same thing, and how does that help either film?

What’s funny about the whole situation is that it will end up being the studios that are hurt by flooding the market with material like this. If everything looks the same people will have to decide whether they want to spend money on the same thing twice. And that’s going to hurt at the box office.

Repetitive designs like these come from excessive market research and testing, so it’s very likely that people do actually respond to the “hero’s back to the camera” poster, but marketing folks have to start pumping the brakes. Otherwise they may as well just go with pure grey backgrounds with movie titles on them.
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2012, 10:46:17 am »
Did you notice that the outline of the destructed city in the Star Trek poster is in the shape of the Trek Logo?
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2012, 12:24:41 pm »
I did, I did. Because it looked so similar to the Batman poster
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2013, 09:26:15 am »
Laurent Durieux‘s gorgeous movie posters

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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2013, 09:29:16 am »
I love retro style art like this. Excellent find!!
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2013, 09:50:54 am »
I would love to have the Iron Giant poster hanging in my media room, but at $375, it's a tad pricey for my blood.
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