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Vertigo / one sheet / 1996 re-release / USA

27.01.16

Poster Poster
Title
Vertigo
AKA
La donna che visse due volte [The woman who lived twice] (Italy)
Year of Film
1958
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Starring
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Re-release
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Saul Bass
Artist
Saul Bass | Art Goodman (figures)
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

This US one sheet was printed to mark the 1996 re-release of a restored print of director Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic thriller Vertigo. The film marked the first time Hitchcock worked with the celebrated American designer Saul Bass and the pair would collaborate on two further films together. Hitchcock had himself started his film career developing inter-title cards for silent movies and he commissioned Bass to create the title sequences for Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho. As detailed in the must-own book ‘Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design’ (designed by Bass’ daughter Jennifer), the director knew of Bass’ work well before the commission as he kept a close eye on movie graphics and was a subscriber to Graphis, a print journal that had featured Saul’s work.

As well as creating the influential title sequences for each film, Bass was also commissioned to design the advertising campaign for Vertigo. He created the central motif of two figures swirling in a vortex, which is detailed in ‘A Life in Film & Design’:

‘The main poster also captures the sensation of vertigo by having a couple sucked into a vortex. The slightly off-kilter, irregular capitals further hint at the vertiginous. The figures were drawn by Art Goodman, who recalled Saul specifying and sketching out a black silhouette for the man and a light outline, like an apparition, for the woman of his obsessions.’

Several different colours and variations were utilised for the various elements of the ad campaign (trade ads, large posters, brochures, etc) with the concept that the variation of colour and design around a central theme ‘was spinning the viewer in another direction’. Some of these alternatives can be seen in this excellent blog post.

Even if the film wasn’t a great box-office and critical triumph during its initial release, with a reappraisal and celebration not happening until several years later, the title sequence advertising campaign was declared an immediate success and was to win Bass several awards. This one sheet is practically identical to the original 1958 poster with the exception of an altered credits block at the bottom and slightly darker shade of orange (note that this poster is also double-sided, for use in lightboxes)

The film’s Wikipedia article details how the 1996 restoration proved quite controversial since the experts charged with the task were forced to alter the soundtrack (during the creation of a new 6 channel track) and restore the colour as best as they could since the original negatives had faded over the years.

This article on Mubi.com by Adrian Curry does a thorough job of detailing all the various posters printed for Vertigo around the world.

For more on Bass I thoroughly recommend picking up ‘Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design’ and also check out the extensive page about him on the brilliant Art of the Title

The Night Porter / B2 / 1996 re-release / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Night Porter
AKA
Il portiere di notte (Italy - original title)
Year of Film
1974
Director
Lilian Cavani
Starring
Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti, Isa Miranda
Origin of Film
Italy
Genre(s) of Film
Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti, Isa Miranda,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
Re-release
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

From Dusk Till Dawn / one sheet / advance / USA

20.02.14

Poster Poster

This is the advance one sheet for the US release of director Robert Rodriguez‘s From Dusk Till Dawn, which has a screenplay that was written by his friend Quentin Tarantino based on a story idea by Robert Kurtzman. Tarantino also stars alongside George Clooney in arguably his breakout film role following international adulation for his role in the TV series ER. The pair play the criminal Gecko brothers who have just robbed a bank and taken a female teller hostage when we meet them at the beginning of the film. It quickly becomes clear that Seth (Clooney) is the leader and brains behind the heist and Richie (Tarantino) is something of a violent psychopath. After holing up in a cheap motel, the pair encounter Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel), a pastor experiencing a crisis of faith, who is traveling with his son Scott (Ernest Liu) and daughter (Juliette Lewis).

The Gecko brothers kidnap the family and force Jacob to drive their RV towards and over the Mexican border, promising that they will be released unharmed if they make it there without getting caught by the police or border officers. After making it over the border safely, the gang stop at a sleazy roadside bar called the Titty Twister, which the Geckos are told to use as a base until their Mexican contact arrives in the morning. What they and other patrons don’t realise is that the bar is actually a haven for vampires and when a fight breaks out that causes Richie to bleed it triggers the transformation of the bar’s workers into blood-suckers and total bedlam ensues. Seth, Jacob and the others must battle to survive until dawn. The film has a lot of energy and features plenty of over the top violence and gore. It’s very obvious how much fun Rodriguez and the actors were having on set.

This one sheet features the face of Salma Hayek who plays the sultry stripper Santanico Pandemonium, the vampire that starts the orgy of violence inside the Titty Twister. The final US one sheet is quite different and features Clooney front and centre. I have personally handled a fake copy of this poster and it was quite obviously a bootleg, being both undersized (26.5″ x 39″) and blurred upon closer inspection of the fine details like the company logos at the bottom. Buyer beware!

Mars Attacks! / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion / B1 / Japan

06.07.15

Poster Poster
Title
Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion
AKA
Gamera 2: Region shurai (Japan - original English title)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Shûsuke Kaneko
Starring
Toshiyuki Nagashima, Miki Mizuno, Tamotsu Ishibashi, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Ayako Fujitani, Hiroyuki Okita, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yukijirô Hotaru, Hatsunori Hasegawa
Origin of Film
Japan
Genre(s) of Film
Toshiyuki Nagashima, Miki Mizuno, Tamotsu Ishibashi, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Ayako Fujitani, Hiroyuki Okita, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yukijirô Hotaru, Hatsunori Hasegawa,
Type of Poster
B1
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
28 12/16" x 40 7/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion is actually the 10th film to star the turtle-esque daikaiju (giant monster). The first film in the Showa period, entitled simply Gamera, was filmed in black and white in 1965 and released a year later in the US as ‘Gammera the Invincible’. Subsequent films during the Showa period were all ‘Gamera vs…’ a different kaiju and ended with Gamera: Super Monster. Fifteen years later the series was rebooted during the current Heisei period with Gamera: Guardian of the Universe.  Attack of the Legion is set a year after the events of the last film and begins with a meteor crashing into a mountainside that is carrying swarms of an insect-like extraterrestrial.

Soon after the city of Sapporo is covered with strange plants and it becomes clear that the creatures are nesting underneath the city and encouraging them to grow into a giant flower in order to form a kind of launchpad for another meteor-like spore to be blasted into space so they can colonise another world. Just before the creatures are able to trigger a launch explosion that would flatten the city, Gamera flies in and tears the flower out by its roots. Soon he is battling the smaller creatures, which a soldier nicknames Legion (after the Biblical demon army), as well as a gigantic queen which bursts out of the ground and flies off to try and create a nest in another city. Before long Tokyo is being threatened by the creatures and Gamera is all that stands in the way.

The film was a critical success in Japan and was followed in 1999 by a sequel called Gamera 3: Awakening of Irys.

I’m unsure who is responsible for this artwork but I’m confident that it’s not Noriyoshi Ohrai, who painted several fantastic Godzilla posters. If anyone has any ideas please get in touch.

 

Fargo / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Fargo
AKA
--
Year of Film
1996
Director
Joel Coen
Starring
William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Peter Stormare, Kristin Rudrüd, Harve Presnell, Tony Denman
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Peter Stormare, Kristin Rudrüd, Harve Presnell, Tony Denman,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Optic Nerve | Creative Partnership
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
960052
Tagline
A homespun murder story.

From Dusk Till Dawn / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
From Dusk Till Dawn
AKA
--
Year of Film
1996
Director
Robert Rodriguez
Starring
George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, Ernest Liu, Fred Williamson, Tom Savini, Cheech Marin, Salma Hayek
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, Ernest Liu, Fred Williamson, Tom Savini, Cheech Marin, Salma Hayek,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Graham Humphreys
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40 1/16"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
How far can Too Far go?

Hard Eight / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Hard Eight
AKA
Sydney (USA - original title) | Last Exit Reno (Germany - video title)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring
Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel Jackson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Ridgely, Melora Walters
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel Jackson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Ridgely, Melora Walters,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
If you stay in this game long enough, you'll see everything, win everything, and lose everything.

Independence Day / quad / teaser / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Independence Day
AKA
ID4 (USA - promotional abbreviation)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Roland Emmerich
Starring
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Randy Quaid, James Rebhorn, James Duval, Harry Connick, Jr.
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Randy Quaid, James Rebhorn, James Duval, Harry Connick, Jr.,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Teaser
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
29 15/16" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
EARTH. Take a good look. It may be your last.

Independence Day / quad / ships style / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Independence Day
AKA
ID4 (USA - promotional abbreviation)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Roland Emmerich
Starring
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Randy Quaid, James Rebhorn, James Duval, Harry Connick, Jr.
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Randy Quaid, James Rebhorn, James Duval, Harry Connick, Jr.,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Ships
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30 1/16" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
We've always believed we weren't alone. Pretty soon, we'll wish we were.

Independence Day / quad / New York style / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Independence Day
AKA
ID4 (USA - promotional abbreviation)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Roland Emmerich
Starring
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Randy Quaid, James Rebhorn, James Duval, Harry Connick, Jr.
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Randy Quaid, James Rebhorn, James Duval, Harry Connick, Jr.,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
New York style
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
29 14/16" x 40 1/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has been answered.

James And The Giant Peach / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
James And The Giant Peach
AKA
--
Year of Film
1996
Director
Henry Selick
Starring
Paul Terry, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves, Miriam Margolyes, David Thewlis, Joanna Lumley
Origin of Film
UK | USA
Genre(s) of Film
Paul Terry, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves, Miriam Margolyes, David Thewlis, Joanna Lumley,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Lane Smith
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Trainspotting / B2 / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Trainspotting
AKA
La vida en el abismo [Life in the abyss] (Mexico)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Danny Boyle
Starring
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Photgraphy by Lorenzo Agius
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 12/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

L’Appartement / B2 / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
L'Appartement
AKA
--
Year of Film
1996
Director
Gilles Mimouni
Starring
Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Romane Bohringer, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Granier
Origin of Film
France | Spain | Italy
Genre(s) of Film
Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Romane Bohringer, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Granier,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Mars Attacks! / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster

The Frighteners / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Frighteners
AKA
--
Year of Film
1996
Director
Peter Jackson
Starring
Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, John Astin, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace-Stone, Jake Busey, Chi McBride
Origin of Film
New Zealand | USA
Genre(s) of Film
Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, John Astin, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace-Stone, Jake Busey, Chi McBride,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
26 6/8" x 39 6/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Dead yet?

Trainspotting / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Trainspotting
AKA
La vida en el abismo [Life in the abyss] (Mexico)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Danny Boyle
Starring
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Tarhan Creative
Artist
Photgraphy by Lorenzo Agius
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Trainspotting / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Trainspotting
AKA
La vida en el abismo [Life in the abyss] (Mexico)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Danny Boyle
Starring
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Empire Design
Artist
Photgraphy by Lorenzo Agius
Size (inches)
30" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
--

The Haunted World Of Edward D. Wood, Jr / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

The Funeral / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Funeral
AKA
--
Year of Film
1996
Director
Abel Ferrara
Starring
Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini, Vincent Gallo, Benicio del Toro, Gretchen Mol, Paul Hipp, Paul Perri, Robert Miano
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini, Vincent Gallo, Benicio del Toro, Gretchen Mol, Paul Hipp, Paul Perri, Robert Miano,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
New York, 1930. Bound by the love of family. Obsessed by a vow of vengeance.

Trainspotting / quad / teaser / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Trainspotting
AKA
La vida en el abismo [Life in the abyss] (Mexico)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Danny Boyle
Starring
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Teaser
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Stylorouge
Artist
Photgraphy by Lorenzo Agius
Size (inches)
30" x 39 7/8"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
--

Here’s a great retrospective article on the creation of the Trainspotting campaign on the Creative Review site.

Swingers / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Swingers
AKA
--
Year of Film
1996
Director
Doug Liman
Starring
Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Alex Désert, Patrick Van Horn, Heather Graham, Deena Martin
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Alex Désert, Patrick Van Horn, Heather Graham, Deena Martin,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Tarhan Creative
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Cocktails first. Questions later. | Get a nightlife.

Heat / B2 / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Heat / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster