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Last Days / one sheet / USA

24.07.17

Poster Poster

A striking photographic image features on this one sheet for the release of Gus Van Sant‘s 2005 drama, Last Days. The film is a fictionalized account of the last few days in the life of a musician who is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana. Van Sant had been planning the project for over a decade and at one point had wanted to make a biography of the singer. After befriending Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, the director realised that doing so would cause too much pain for Love and the deceased singer’s family, so he decided to fictionalise the story.

Michael Pitt plays the main character Blake and Van Sant had cast him in the part seven years before filming commenced. The rest of the cast includes Lukas HaasAsia Argento and Nicole Vicius, with notorious director Harmony Korine appearing as a character in one scene set in a nightclub. The plot is thin and Van Sant uses a technique he’s employed in a few of his films where the same scene is shown from different view points but at different times throughout the film, with the audience not given clear indication that this has happened. Most of the scenes follow Blake and take place in and around a large house surrounded by trees. Several interactions between him and his housemates, as well as visitors to the house take place, all leading up to a fatal moment with Blake and a shotgun at the end of the film.

The film received mixed critical notices and failed to make much of a dent at the box-office in the US. It received limited releases in several territories, including the UK.

This American one sheet was designed by Shoolery Design which now appears to be defunct as a company but was responsible for a large number of film posters from the mid-1990s up to 2007. A gallery of these designs can be seen on IMPAwards. The man who started the company, Mark Shoolery, seems to still be active and he has a website on which a lot of his work, including film posters, can be seen. It looks like he continues to work as an independent art director and artist and his Instagram feed features logo design work. According to his resume Shoolery has worked on projects for the film industry, the music industry, packaging for various products including toys, and marketing strategy for several companies. The LinkedIn entry for Shoolery design notes the following:

Conceived, developed and executed creative advertising campaigns for major studios, network and cable television, home entertainment, music and live events. Oversaw all in and out of-home advertising, collateral and promotional materials. Directed staff of 80-90 employees producing high-end advertising campaigns. Consulted with studio marketing executives as well as producers and directors of major motion pictures. Supervised celebrity photo shoots worldwide.

The other posters I have that were created by Shoolery Design can be seen here.

Wonderland / one sheet / teaser / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Wonderland / one sheet / artwork style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

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

17.05.11

Poster Poster

The Cooler / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Cooler
AKA
Lady Chance (France)
Year of Film
2003
Director
Wayne Kramer
Starring
William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
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Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Shoolery Design
Artist
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Size (inches)
27" x 39 7/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
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Tagline
Love... you have to play to win

Silent Hill / one sheet / teaser / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Silent Hill
AKA
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Year of Film
2006
Director
Christophe Gans
Starring
Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Jodelle Ferland, Alice Krige, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Tanya Allen, Kim Coates
Origin of Film
Canada | France | Japan | USA
Genre(s) of Film
Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Jodelle Ferland, Alice Krige, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Tanya Allen, Kim Coates,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Teaser
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2006
Designer
Shoolery Design
Artist
--
Size (inches)
26 6/8" x 39 6/8"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
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