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Local Hero / one sheet / USA

20.08.12

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Title
Local Hero
AKA
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Year of Film
1983
Director
Bill Forsyth
Starring
Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson, Norman Chancer, Peter Capaldi, Rikki Fulton, Alex Norton, Jenny Seagrove, Jennifer Black, Christopher Rozycki, Gyearbuor Asante, John M. Jackson, Dan Ammerman
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson, Norman Chancer, Peter Capaldi, Rikki Fulton, Alex Norton, Jenny Seagrove, Jennifer Black, Christopher Rozycki, Gyearbuor Asante, John M. Jackson, Dan Ammerman,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1983
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
27" x 40 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
830088
Tagline
A beautiful coastline... A rich oil man wants to develop it. A poor beach bum wants to live on it. An entire town wants to profit by it. And a real-live mermaid wants to save it... Only one of them will get their way.

One of the best British films of all time, and certainly one of the best comedies, Local Hero was directed by Scotsman Bill Forsyth and tells the story of what happens when a Texan company reveals plans to turn a tiny stretch of the Northern Scottish coastline into a massive oil refinery. Burt Lancaster plays Felix Happer, the head of Knox Oil and Gas, who sends one of his hot-shot executives Mac (Peter Riegert) to the tiny village of Ferness to make a purchase offer to the residents. Mac meets up with local Knox representative Oldsen (Peter Capaldi) and the pair start negotiations with the help of local solicitor and pub owner Urquhart (Peter Capaldi).

Despite the enthusiasm of the majority of the locals, who relish the idea of the money heading their way, things don’t exactly go to plan as Mac starts to enjoy life in the sleepy village, Oldsen meets and falls in love with a local girl (mermaid?) called Marina and an old beachcomber who lives in a shack on the beach reveals he has no plans to sell up and move on.

The film features a brilliantly sharp script full of memorable characters, hilarious exchanges and some wonderful sight gags; one in particular featuring an abseiling therapist spelling out a message on a window is perfectly done. It also features a very memorable score by Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler. Local Hero could rightly be called a treasure of a movie and I strongly urge you to check it out if you’re yet to experience it.

The village of Pennan near Aberdeen was used for the village location shots and is now a scene of pilgrimage for the fans of the film, particularly the red phone box that plays a prominent role in the story. In 2008, the British critic Mark Kermode travelled to the village with Bill Forsyth to interview him about the film and hold a special screening on the 25th anniversary of its release. The video of the event can be watched here.

I’m unsure who is responsible for the artwork on this US one sheet but the UK quad also features a very similar image of Mac (with the addition of the phone box). If you have any ideas who might have been responsible please get in touch.

The original trailer is on YouTube.

Meet the Feebles / quad / UK

18.05.11

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Title
Meet the Feebles
AKA
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Year of Film
1990
Director
Peter Jackson
Starring
Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow, Ross Jolly, Brian Sergent, Peter Vere-Jones, Mark Wright
Origin of Film
New Zealand
Genre(s) of Film
Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow, Ross Jolly, Brian Sergent, Peter Vere-Jones, Mark Wright,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1992
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Tabloid / one sheet / USA

07.08.15

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Title
Tabloid
AKA
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Year of Film
2010
Director
Errol Morris
Starring
Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Troy Williams, Jackson Shaw, Kent Gavin
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Troy Williams, Jackson Shaw, Kent Gavin,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2011
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 12/16"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
An Errol Morris love story

Tabloid is a 2010 documentary by celebrated filmmaker Errol Morris, who’s probably best known for 1988’s The Thin Blue Line, a documentary about a murder case with a wrongful conviction that is widely accepted to have been instrumental in the innocent person being freed about a year after the film’s release. Tabloid looks at the strange case of the one-time American beauty queen Joyce McKinney who traveled to the UK in the 1970s and kidnapped a Mormon missionary whom she had met and fallen and love with back in the US. Joyce was arrested by UK police and tried in court whilst the case became known as the ‘Mormon sex in chains case‘, after the missionary claimed he had been shackled and raped by Joyce who eventually fled the UK in disguise.

The film’s title references the fact that the case became a cause célèbre amongst the UK tabloid newspapers, with the Daily Express and Daily Mirror both vying for readers and battling for exclusives, especially once sordid details about Joyce’s previous life as a nude model and prostitute were revealed. The film is a fascinating watch but it doesn’t paint a flattering portrait of Joyce who is interviewed throughout, and she comes across as a delusional exhibitionist who is clearly trying to distance herself from her early life. Although initially happy to be associated with the film, and traveling around to various festivals with Morris, Joyce decided to sue the film’s makers in 2011 because she felt it portrayed her as “crazy, a sex offender, an S&M prostitute, and/or a rapist”. The case was thrown out by a judge in 2013 and there’s some mention of her taking it to another court in this article, though it’s unclear whether McKinney continues to pursue it to this day.

I’ve been unable to find out who designed this one sheet so if anyone has any ideas please get in touch.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / quad / teaser / UK

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King / one sheet / teaser / Sam and Frodo / USA

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King / one sheet / teaser / Arwen / Canada

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King / one sheet / teaser / Gandalf / Canada

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King / one sheet / teaser / Gollum / Canada

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King / one sheet / teaser / Aragorn / Canada

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring / one sheet / cast montage style / Canada

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The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring / quad / UK

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring / one sheet / advance / Argonath style / USA

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King / one sheet / advance / montage style / USA

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The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy / one sheet / teaser / Frodo looking down / USA

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The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy / one sheet / teaser / Frodo looking up / USA

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King Kong / 2005 / quad / advance / street style / UK

18.05.11

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Title
King Kong
AKA
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Year of Film
2005
Director
Peter Jackson
Starring
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis
Origin of Film
New Zealand | USA | Germany
Genre(s) of Film
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Advance - street style
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2005
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
--

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King / one sheet / teaser / Frodo / Canada

17.05.11

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers / one sheet / teaser / Towers style / USA

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The Frighteners / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

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Title
The Frighteners
AKA
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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?

The Lord Of The Rings trilogy / quad / teaser / UK

18.05.11

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers / one sheet / advance / Saruman style / USA

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King Kong / 2005 / quad / advance / T-Rex style / UK

18.05.11

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Title
King Kong
AKA
--
Year of Film
2005
Director
Peter Jackson
Starring
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis
Origin of Film
New Zealand | USA | Germany
Genre(s) of Film
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Advance - T-Rex style
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2005
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
--

King Kong / 2005 / one sheet / advance / Kong portrait style / international

17.05.11

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Title
King Kong
AKA
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Year of Film
2005
Director
Peter Jackson
Starring
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis
Origin of Film
New Zealand | USA | Germany
Genre(s) of Film
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance - Kong portrait style
Origin of Poster
International
Year of Poster
2005
Designer
The Ant Farm
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

King Kong / 2005 / one sheet / jungle style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
King Kong
AKA
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Year of Film
2005
Director
Peter Jackson
Starring
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis
Origin of Film
New Zealand | USA | Germany
Genre(s) of Film
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Jungle style
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2005
Designer
The Ant Farm
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

King Kong / 2005 / one sheet / advance / top of Empire State style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
King Kong
AKA
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Year of Film
2005
Director
Peter Jackson
Starring
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis
Origin of Film
New Zealand | USA | Germany
Genre(s) of Film
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Top of Empire State
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2005
Designer
The Ant Farm
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--