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)
Profiles in History had a big auction this past weekend — and the original concept art for the Star Wars movie poster (by Tom Jung) went for $73,800…But even that steep price was no match for a Chewbacca headpiece that sold for $172k!
UPDATE: Despite the horrific shooting tragedy at the Dark Knight Rises midnight screening in Colorado, I thought we should shine a bat-light on all of the other previous versions of the famous franchise…
Prior to becoming the superhero artist, do you think Marvel-ous Stan Lee was a fan of vintage French wine/liquer posters, such as this classic done by the Italian-born French poster designer, Leonetto Capiello (1875-1942), who was once dubbed “the father of modern advertising”?
With the box office behemoth that is The Avengers, I’m sure movie studios are scouring the globe for the next big superhero franchise. How ’bout this vintage French Superman — with original poster work done by that evil design genius, Constantin Belinsky?
The Amazing Spider-man has already taken over Broadway, so it’ll only be a matter of time before it weaves its web all over the world’s cineplexes. And Magnificent Mel of MoviePosterCollectors.com has pointed out the new teaser’s clever homage to the original 2002 Spider-man one-sheet (left), each poster respectively reflecting on two of NYC’s greatest landmarks, The World Trade Center and Empire State Building.
Okay, Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglorious Basterds (2009) isn’t technically a remake of the Inglorious Bastards of ’78 — other than the title and a slight plot resemblance of ex-WWII soldiers wreaking havoc on the Nazis…but, with the recent success of The Expendables, there’s no doubt that QT reinvented what surely will be a new wave of 70′s style action-adventure ensemble films.