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Angel Heart / A1 / Germany

24.09.14

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This is the original German poster for the release of Alan Parker’s Angel Heart, featuring excellent portraits of its two main stars, Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke, that were painted by Renato Casaro. An occult mystery thriller, the film was adapted by Parker, a British screen writer, producer and director, from the novel Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg. Set in 1955, the story follows private detective Harry Angel (Rourke) after he is hired by a law firm to find a missing pre-war singer called Johnny Favorite on behalf of their enigmatic client Louis Cyphre (De Niro). The trail leads Angel to a hospital where Favorite was last seen and he discovers that the singer was taken away by a mysterious benefactor whilst suffering from dementia caused by war injuries. He next travels to New Orleans in search of his ex-wife and then one of Favorite’s former band mates, but as the witnesses he meets all end up murdered Angel suspects that all is not what it seems with Cyphre and finding the truth about the singer’s disappearance becomes more than just another job.

The poster was designed and painted by one of my favourite artists, Renato Casaro, an Italian with a prolific movie poster output that lasted over 35 years. He began his career in 1953, aged 19, at the famous Studio Favalli in Rome and would go on to design and paint posters for many of the biggest directors in the world. His skill at accurately portraying actors and his brilliant use of colour and composition saw him much in demand from studios and actors alike. His artwork has featured on posters used in multiple countries, including Japan, Germany, USA as well as in his native Italy.

Check out the incredible amount of work on his official website here, which also features a biography of the artist. In March 2014 I published an exclusive interview with Renato and it can be read by clicking here. The other posters I’ve collected by Renato Casaro are here.

Rumble Fish / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Rumble Fish
AKA
Rusty James (Canada - French title / France)
Year of Film
1983
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Starring
Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Vincent Spano, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Penn
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Vincent Spano, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Penn,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1983
Designer
Unknown
Artist
John Solie
Size (inches)
27" x 41"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
830113
Tagline
Rusty James can't live up to his brother's reputation. His brother can't live it down.

Buffalo 66 / quad / UK

01.10.15

Poster Poster
Title
Buffalo 66
AKA
--
Year of Film
1998
Director
Vincent Gallo
Starring
Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Ben Gazzara, Kevin Corrigan, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vincent
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Ben Gazzara, Kevin Corrigan, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vincent,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1998
Designer
Empire Design
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30 1/16" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

This is the UK quad for the release of actor/director/model/musician Vincent Gallo and was the first full-length feature film he directed. The film has an impressive cast with Gallo starring alongside Christina Ricci and supporting turns from the likes of Ben GazzaraMickey Rourke and Anjelica Huston. Gallo plays Billy Brown who has just been released from prison after serving a five year sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. On the way to visit his parents, who actually think he’s a successful (and married) businessman after he wrote them fictional letters from jail, he comes across a young tap-dancer called Layla (Ricci) and decides to kidnap her and force her to pretend to be his wife. Layla is clearly attracted to Billy and goes along with his plans but his own inner demons wrestle for his attention.

The film was well-reviewed on release and was a reasonable box-office success. It has since turned into a true cult film with many fans across the globe who are attracted to the offbeat romance between Billy and Layla, as well as the interesting way the film was shot by cinematographer Lance Acord. A gentle reminder that for a cool $1,000,000 you can actually purchase the main man’s little swimmers, should you want to birth the next generation Gallo, whilst $50,000 will net you a night with him (ladies only).

This quad, featuring a unique design, was put together by the British firm Empire Design who have been working on posters and other film marketing material for 18 years, including for the James Bond films since Casino Royale (2006). To see the other posters that were designed by Empire in the Film on Paper collection click here.

Buffalo 66 / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Buffalo 66
AKA
--
Year of Film
1998
Director
Vincent Gallo
Starring
Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Ben Gazzara, Kevin Corrigan, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vincent
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Ben Gazzara, Kevin Corrigan, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vincent,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Cardstock
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1998
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27 1/16" x 39 6/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Fade To Black / one sheet / USA

02.08.11

Poster Poster
Title
Fade To Black
AKA
--
Year of Film
1980
Director
Vernon Zimmerman
Starring
Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Norman Burton, Linda Kerridge, Morgan Paull, James Luisi, Eve Brent, John Steadman, Marcie Barkin, Mickey Rourke
Origin of Film
USA | UK
Genre(s) of Film
Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Norman Burton, Linda Kerridge, Morgan Paull, James Luisi, Eve Brent, John Steadman, Marcie Barkin, Mickey Rourke,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1980
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
27" x 41"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Eric Binford lives for the movies...Sometimes he kills for them too!

Fade to Black, a 1980 slasher film, focuses on a shy film geek who goes on a killing spree against those who bully him using reenactments of his favourite film scenes.

You can watch the trailer on YouTube – keep an eye out for a young Mickey Rourke.

Iron Man 2 / screen print / Tyler Stout / regular / USA

17.05.11

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Iron Man 2 / screen print / Tyler Stout / variant / USA

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Sin City / quad / UK

18.05.11

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Johnny Handsome / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Johnny Handsome
AKA
--
Year of Film
1989
Director
Walter Hill
Starring
Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Lance Henriksen, Scott Wilson, David Schramm
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Lance Henriksen, Scott Wilson, David Schramm,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1989
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27 1/16" x 40 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
890118
Tagline
They changed his looks, his life and his future... but they couldn't change his past.

Sin City / one sheet / advance / USA

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Sin City / one sheet / teaser / Dwight style / USA

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Sin City / one sheet / teaser / Nancy black and white style / USA

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Sin City / one sheet / teaser / Nancy colour style / USA

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Sin City / one sheet / teaser / Hartigan style / USA

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Sin City / one sheet / teaser / Gail style / USA

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Sin City / one sheet / teaser / Jackie Boy style / USA

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