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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Look For the Silver Linings…

If you need a visual to differentiate today’s movie posters with one-sheets from the 1940s, then look no further than last year’s Oscar darling, Silver Linings Playbook, compared with the Boris Grinsson-designed French poster for Look For the Silver Lining (1949)…

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White House Downers?

Another disturbing trend: American disaster movies. (IMP)

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Hudson Hawn!

Like mother, like daughter — or, if Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson were a tag team wrestling duo, you could call ’em Hudson Hawk Hawn (not to be confused with Raquel Welch-port or Barbie Aniston)! Although neither family members have set the box office on fire recently, their history of romantic comedy movie posters are solid Gold-ie!(IMP)

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Pummeled is the new Pretty?

Brutal movie posters. Literally. (JoBlo)

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…or what’s old is bloody again! (IMP)

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Rocky Manhattan Hall!

What do Sly Stallone and Woody Allen have in common? Apparently, a lot — if you look at their classic one-sheets from the 70s. (IMP)

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Dressed For DePalma!

Has anybody ever wondered if Brian DePalma’s French movie posters (both designed by Michel Landi) have a foot shoe fetish?

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