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Shame / one sheet / USA

07.10.13

Poster Poster
Title
Shame
AKA
--
Year of Film
2011
Director
Steve McQueen
Starring
Michael Fassbender, Hannah Ware, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Alex Manette, Hannah Ware
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Michael Fassbender, Hannah Ware, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Alex Manette, Hannah Ware,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2011
Designer
Mark Carroll
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27 1/16" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
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A simple yet striking design on this poster for Shame, director Steve McQueen‘s 2011 portrait of a sex addict in New York City. Starring Michael Fassbender as Brandon, a 30-something office worker whose regimented diet of erotic activity is thrown into disarray with the arrival of his estranged and emotionally disturbed younger sister, Sissy (Carey Mulligan). Fassbender’s performance is something to behold and was certainly up there with the best of 2011 and McQueen cemented himself as a director of note, this having followed on from his stunning debut film Hunger (2008). It’s worth noting that this is the only poster in my collection that features an NC-17 rating.

The designer of this poster is a freelance American designer called Mark Carroll, who has worked on a number of other excellent posters for recent films including Tree of Life and Martha Marcy May Marlene. I’ve struggled to find much out about the man himself – I don’t believe he has website, for example – but IMPAwards has a gallery of some of his other designs. If anyone has any more information about him, and other posters that he’s worked on, please get in touch.

The Great Escape / A1 / 1975 re-release / Germany

30.11.15

Poster Poster

A striking design features on this German poster for the 1975 re-release of one of the greatest war films ever released, 1963’s The Great Escape. Director John Sturges (Magnificent Seven) helmed the film and it’s based on the 1950 non-fiction book of the same name, written by Paul Brickhill, which tells the story of a mass escape by allied prisoners from the high-security Stalag Luft III prison in Nazi Germany. Although partly fictionalised, many of the events depicted in the film did occur and the filmmakers only changed certain events and characters to add to the film’s commercial appeal.

An absolutely star-studded affair, the film features many of the finest male actors of the day, including Steve McQueenJames GarnerRichard Attenborough and Donald Pleasence. American actor Charles Bronson also appears as one of the prisoners and his popularity in Europe at the time of this 1975 re-release explains why he’s given equal billing on the poster alongside McQueen. Despite the roster of big names it will undoubtedly always be known as McQueen’s film since his turn as Virgil ‘The Cooler King’ Hilts, the cocky, determined Air Force captain, is really the centre of the film. It was McQueen’s image that was used to promote the film on various posters around the world. 

I’m unsure why the film was re-released in the then West Germany in 1975 and am also unsure who was responsible for the design and art on this A1 poster. If anyone has any ideas please get in touch.

Bullitt / B2 / 1974 re-release / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Bullitt
AKA
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Year of Film
1968
Director
Peter Yates
Starring
Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell, Robert Duvall
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell, Robert Duvall,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
Re-release (glossy paper)
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1974
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

The Getaway / B2 / guns style / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Getaway
AKA
--
Year of Film
1972
Director
Sam Peckinpah
Starring
Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Al Lettieri, Sally Struthers, Richard Bright
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Al Lettieri, Sally Struthers, Richard Bright,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1973
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 5/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

The Great Escape / B1 / 2004 re-release / Japan

17.05.11

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The Thomas Crown Affair / B2 / 1972 re-release / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Thomas Crown Affair
AKA
--
Year of Film
1968
Director
Norman Jewison
Starring
Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Gordon Pinsent, Biff McGuire, Yaphet Kotto
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Gordon Pinsent, Biff McGuire, Yaphet Kotto,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
Re-release
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1972
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 5/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

The Towering Inferno / B2 / style A / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster