Even teenage thieves have to start somewhere…
On the eve of the high-profile release of The Great Gatsby remake, The New York Times recently discussed how retailers like Barnes & Noble and WalMart were having a classic New School vs. Old School debate on whether to feature the movie tie-in edition (below, left) or the original book cover art (right) for their shelves. (NYT)
Perhaps even design legend, Saul Bass, might’ve been inspired by Gatsby, too, when you look at his 1960s one-sheet for Bonjour Tristesse. And just in case you missed it (or are a loyal Bing fan), Mr. Bass was given the Internet’s highest honor yesterday with a Google Doodle tribute on the search engine king’s main page. (Guardian)
A fascinating story to come out of next week’s release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby…
Did you know that Francis Ford Coppola was hired to do a rewrite on the 1974 version of Gatsby (with Robert Redford) — right before The Godfather was released? Apparently Redford liked his work so much on The Way We Were (another uncredited polish — not Polish like the Flisak poster below on the left) — that FFC was brought in to save the day. Town & Country gives Coppola’s first-hand account of being holed up in a Paris hotel room, battling to capture the ghosts of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.
Anybody who went to English class in the past sixty years or so has probably read J.D. Salinger’s classic coming-of-age novel, The Catcher in the Rye (below, right).
And now there’s a documentary coming out soon about the notoriously reclusive (now deceased) author, which is aptly-titled, Salinger — and I’m liking the paperback cover-inspired poster. (THR)
Has anybody ever wondered if Brian DePalma’s French movie posters (both designed by Michel Landi) have a
foot shoe fetish?
There’s a new General MacArthur movie coming out with Tommy Lee Jones leading the way in Emperor…(IMP)
Fresh off his Oscars gig, if you haven’t yet seen Ted, the Seth MacFarlane summer hit comedy with a dirty-talking teddy bear — there’s a funny subplot involving the Mark Wahlberg character’s infatuation with the 1980 superhero film, Flash Gordon.
So what better moment to go back in time to match up that 80s classic with this old 60s French poster? (FilmsPosters)
With the latest incarnation of Les Miz booming at the box office, maybe Hollywood should remake another classic, The Wiz. (IMP)
What’s new is still dead. (IMP)