Since there’s only a few more weeks left until Labor Day, you might want to grab Jess Walter’s well-reviewed novel, Beautiful Ruins, for your summer beach read. It has special appeal to vintage movie fans, as the storyline involves a beautiful, mysterious actress visiting the southern Italian coast, fresh off the set of 1962′s epic filming of Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Last week’s Hollywood Reporter profile of Mad Men star, Christina Hendricks, entitled “The Arc of Joan” — got me thinking about all of those other powerful Joan film adaptations that caused a firestorm.
Ever since Spike Lee blasted out of NYU film school with She’s Gotta Have It, he’s always had a clever head for marketing — starting with his Mars Blackmon-flavored Nike ads that helped launch Michael Jordan to mainstream popularity as well as being one of the first filmmakers to open his own movie memorabilia shop back in the day, the now-defunct Spike’s Joint.
So while Mr. Lee’s had his share of hits and misses over the years, you cannot deny his big play potential! (ImpAwards)
Meansheets wishes all you poster appreciators a safe, enjoyable holiday season (not to be confused with the Internationally-known Holiday of APF whose worldly collection of Japanese B1s and B2s is out of this world)!
In honor of the newish highbrow artsy movie book, Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design (written by Pat Kirkham and his daughter, Jennifer Bass, no less) — here’s a smashing tribute video of Bass’s work done by Ian Albinson of the always inspiring/excellent Art of the Title.
Much like his predecessors — and contemporaries — Peter Strausfeld, Olly Moss, and Jason Munn who all supplied their original movie poster visions to the UK’s Academy Cinema and Alamo Drafthouse, respectively — now comes along David O’Daniel and his wonderful limited edition silkscreens for The Castro Theatre in San Francisco.