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Kiss of the Spider Woman / one sheet / international

19.10.12

Poster Poster

This international one sheet for Kiss of the Spider Woman features a stunning Art Deco inspired design, which is unique to this poster. The film was directed by Argentine-born Brazilian Hector Babenco and is based in a jail in an unnamed South American country ruled by a dictatorship. Luis Molina (William Hurt) is a homosexual imprisoned for ‘corrupting a minor’ who shares a cell with Valentin Arregui (the late Raul Julia), a member of a revolutionist group who has been tortured and imprisoned.

To pass the time, and to take Arregui’s mind off the abuse he suffers whilst imprisoned, Molina recounts scenes from his favourite film, a romantic thriller set during World War II featuring Sonia Braga as Leni La Maison, AKA the Spider Woman, in this film within a film. The storyline mirrors the experiences of the two cell-mates and slowly a friendship develops between the pair, but Molina has been harbouring a secret which endangers the lives of them both.

William Hurt won the Best Actor gong at the 1986 Academy Awards as well as several other prizes for his portrayal of Molina. The film, itself adapted from a novel by Argentine author Manuel Puig, was later made into a successful Broadway musical in 1993.

The artist responsible is called Richard Mahon who is perhaps best known for his iconic image that was used to advertise David Cronenberg’s The Fly around the world, including on the American one sheet. He has an official website that features a gallery of his illustration work. The image may look grainy but this is actually an element of the design (the green background is particularly rough).

The trailer is on YouTube.

Children Of A Lesser God / one sheet / USA

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Children Of A Lesser God
AKA
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Year of Film
1986
Director
Randa Haines
Starring
William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1986
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27 1/8" x 41 1/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
860105
Tagline
She is the most mysterious, independent, beautiful person he has ever met. He is the first man who has ever gotten close enough to love her.

Dark City / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Dark City
AKA
--
Year of Film
1998
Director
Alex Proyas
Starring
Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, Bruce Spence
Origin of Film
Australia | USA
Genre(s) of Film
Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, Bruce Spence,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1998
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 41"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
970126
Tagline
They built the city to see what makes us tick. Last night one of us went off.

A History Of Violence / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
A History Of Violence
AKA
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Year of Film
2005
Director
David Cronenberg
Starring
Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2005
Designer
Intralink Film Graphic Design
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Tom Stall had the perfect life... Until he became a hero.