Morton Downey Movie…

Before Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity, there was a big mouthed, Shepard Smith-looking TV talk show host called Morton Downey. And now you can see Evocateur, the documentary about the man — and the one-sheet which is a clever take-off on the famous Pink Floyd poster.

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Natural Blondes?

It appears that the new one-sheet for The Exquisite Corpse Project has a poster crush on the recent Hemingway relative pic, Starlet. (IMP)

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It’s NOT A Movie Poster Disaster…

The new one-sheet for It’s A Disaster offers an updated take on one of my all-time favorite 80s movie posters — the Burt Reynolds starrer, Paternity (designed by Birney Lettick), as well as the Belushi-Spielberg comedy, 1941. (IMP)

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Spring Bling Ring Things!

Who needs a pretty face on your poster if your movie is about stealing pretty things? (IMP)

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And Now For Something Completely Different…

it's just a dog book cover blurbsDear Gentle Reader,
Meansheets is excited to tell you about a brand-spanking new book that has absolutely nothing to do with vintage movie posters!

It’s Just A Dog is my new novel about a famous dog painter’s prized pooch who dies unexpectedly, and then later comes back from the dead as a talking ghost. It’s like the movie, Ghost — except if Patrick Swayze returned to haunt Demi Moore as a rude, wise-cracking Jack Russell terrier.

And what’s better — 50% of all sales during the book’s 3-month summer launch go to Muttville.org, a San Francisco senior dog rescue that believes every dog deserves a happy ending. You can read more about the book and download the first chapter for FREE at the official website, ItsJustADogbook.com, which has a blog and the book trailer below.

Anyway, the reason I’m telling you all this is because I need your help. No, I don’t want your money — but I am requesting a bit of your time. You see, before the book goes live on Amazon in late May 2013, I’d like to get as many reviews as possible to increase exposure.

So, if you’re interested, please drop me a line at meansheets (a) yahoo.com before May 4 with the subject line “dog book” and tell me about yourself (include any Facebook/blog/website links, if you wish — or, better yet, if you already have an Amazon account) and I will then send you an advanced copy of the book in PDF (don’t worry, it’s short — under 200 pages).

Then right before the book goes live on Amazon in May 2013, I’ll send you an email reminder with the Amazon link to go submit a review for the book. You don’t have to write a long review — just a sentence or two to express your deepest, inner-most thoughts (e.g., “I can’t believe this book didn’t totally suck!” or “This dog book sucks, but I still love dogs anyway!”).

Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from you!

Oh yeah, and if you’re hankerin’ to see some vintage dog movie posters, check out this recent story on Posteritati via Dogster.com.

Classic Car Talk!

The new Gatsby poster adds some polish to the car movie poster.
But if you’re really serious about your automotive-inspired one-sheets, you’ll get plenty of mileage out of Paul Veysey’s Motorin’ Movie Posters book.(IMP)

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A Kinder, Gentler Spring Breakers…

This new Spring Breakers poster reminds me of the 90s Big Chill ripoff, Indian Summer.(IMP)

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Remakes vs. Originals

So many remakes, so little time…If you have a hard time remembering (or even knowing about) the forefathers of some of today’s films — take a look at IMP’s excellent ‘Remakes vs. Originals’ movie poster breakdown! (IMP)

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The Catcher in the Rye Returns

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)

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