Monday, November 30, 2009


Did we have a single artist featured in this category yet?

I don't think so, but my memomry might fail me. However, cruising Deviantart to see what my fellow would-be artists and some of the real artists gathered there are up to, and to see if I may find enough material justifing a Deviantart spotlight, I stumbled over this amazing artist which doubtless deserves a post of his own here.

For original sizes and more of his art vist his homepage:

Friday, November 27, 2009

Roman Polanski ... gaah!

Huffington Post

You know, its articles like those that remind me why the French use to be held of such low esteem. The rape of children might not be considered a crime in France, but it certainly is in the US.
How anybody can find it in himself to defend a confessed rapist that decided to flee the country instead of facing just pusnishment for his actions is beyond me.
With any other paedophile the extradition would only be a formality, and he would have been put to trial and sentenced years ago.
It's a shame to see the US played for a fool by Polanski and his compagnons.

Art Evolution

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Klaus Dill

Final round of our famous artists week and we close with a German legend in the field: Klaus Dill. Who's better known to my generation for his work on comic covers.

A overview of his work can be found on the German movie poster archive site:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Boris Vallejo

Welcome to round three of our artists spotlight week, today we have Boris Vallejo to offer.

One of the numerous online galleries of his work:
An old favoured of mine is his take on the Hyborian version of Red Sonja.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Renato Casaro

We had Enzo Sciotti, now let's cast a second look at some choice pieces of Casaro's extensive body of work, a perfect overview of which can be seen here:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

E. Sciotti

We already had a page dedicated to Renato Casaro, this time it's Enzo Sciotti's turn.

Posters shown:
1. The Pleasure
2. Ator
3. Ator II
4. Assassination
5. River of Death
6. The Midnight Hour
7. The Murder Secret

To see more of Sciotti's fabulous work, follow the links below:
Official Homepage
Poster di Enzo Sciotti

Thursday, November 12, 2009

She's the right stuff

There are a few things about the advance poster for Amelia that I don’t really like, but it's most of all the positively modern looking style of it which gives the whole set-up an unbearable anachronistic look to my eye. The next thing that negatively stood out to me was the A.E. lettering on her back, it makes me think she’s about to perform as a Steven Spielberg flybot, the first poster design looked probably a lot like this.
As an advance poster I guess it's still passable although I would have preferred something more memorable, that catches the eye and intrigues the viewer...

All in all the picture concept doesn’t work very well for me, but what I love about that poster is the font they used, that A with it’s flying scarf is perfect!
I missed something like it on the poster for The Red Baron, because it ideally transports this idea of chivalry and adventurous spirits we tend to, at least subconsciously, connect with this lost age of flying aces.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dancing Queen

From Dirty Dancing to…

I tend to like the poster art for dance movies, in the hands of a accomplished photographer and a able designer “It’s hot” becomes more than just a ordinary catch phrase.

But leave it up to German design teams to prove that no poster can start out so terrible that, with a certain lack of taste, it couldn’t be made worse.

…Dirty Dancing

Friday, November 6, 2009

Picture perfect moment

Somebody, I don’t remember who it was anymore, once made the observation that in US movies good girls & heroines are always fair haired, bad girls & villainesses (is that even a word?) are brunettes; V certainly confirms that cliché.

I know! We had V already, but I’m too enamoured with that show and it lends itself just too perfectly to make a further observation on genre conventions to let it pass.
The second picture stems from Brides of Dracula by the way.
On one side we have a self confident, sexy predator, a woman that enjoys sex and openly shows it, in the character of Visitor Diana and on the other we meet the beautiful, but plain looking leader of the resistance, Juliet, sex here goes never farther than a chaste kiss. A similar phenomenon is observable in Vampire movies: It needs the Count’s bite to free his ‘victims’ from the constraints a morally rigid society imposed on them, only after turning Vampire can they freely follow their hearts true desires … there’s a message hidden here, I’m sure of it; “Sexuality is a leech,” perhaps?

Being evil, so those movies insist further, also frees women from the burden of jealousy because neither Diana nor Dracula’s Bride show any concerns over sharing their lovers, nor are they any longer bound to bothersome gender (or race) preferences. It might be of interest to side note that men when they become evil tend to go in the opposite direction, becoming murderously jealous and almost paranoid homophobic.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Art comparison

Look ... closer?

Shool daze.

Interestingly enough, the original Prom Night was an Avco picture, just like The Howling.