July 29th 2008 04:54
I've said it before and I'll say it again, time moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around you might just miss it. Hang on, that's a movie quote. I meant to say I've said it before and I'll say it again, I especially love graphic design. Movies provide such wide range of styles when it comes to movie poster art work. So here, fourth time around, I’ve selected foreign designs for English-language films as well as foreign films and the proverbial exploitation and the arthouse. I little indulgence for everyone.
Now I’ll shut up and let you do the “Oooo”-ing, “Aahh”-ing, and "Isn't that clever?" and "Oh, so provocative!"
Wow, there's some seriously good art work in this selection. I don't know how to choose favourites (although obviously I love them all). But I gotta say, reaching for the stars it's the Red Sonja and the G-Force poster art which just scream out sensational. The sleaze in me smiles wickedly at the Boarding Gate poster, while the Nude for Satan (the title alone) is pure erotic-nightmare allure. And then The Birds just says, wahey, I bet Saul Bass never thought of that! Oh, but I really, really like the Boris poster art for The Sword and the Sorcerer and Southern Comfort has a great 70s feel (even though the movie was released in 1981). But I can't forget the original Spanish poster for Tacones Lejanos (High Heels). Like I said, very hard to pick favourites.