AFM’s Best and Worst Posters

The 2012 American Film Market is back with its annual list of the best and worst b-movie posters seeking distribution…

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The Return of Halloween

I know it’s still a week early for the hallowed holiday…

But Erik Piepenburg goes Behind the Poster (NYT) to interview Austin Hinderliter for his fresh, spooky new take of the Halloween one-sheet to celebrate the classic horror film’s HD re-release…

The Girl Premieres…

HBO Films is all about The Girl this weekend — so try not to think about that other Hopkins Hitchcock movie…

Who Let The Dogs Out?

I’m a sucker for dogs — even when they get mixed up with a bunch of Psychopaths. Let’s just hope the Shih Tzu makes it to the final credits. (IMP)

Skull’s Out

New skull vs. Old skull…(IMP)

Double Barrel, baby!

What does the USA French one-sheet for Sugarland Express (thanks, Eatbrie!) and the Polish poster for River of No Return have in common?

Runnin’ the Gambits!

The characters posters for the new Coen Brothers movie, Gambit, are out — but will their adaptation stand up to the Michael Caine original (the French Grande poster on the right is by Boris Grinsson)? (IMP)

Hitchcock and The Girl Trailer

You’ve heard of method actors, but what about method directors?

After watching the new teaser trailer for The Girl, the new HBO pic based on Alfred Hitchcock’s relationship treatment of his leading lady, Tippi Hedren, during filming of The Birds — it’s enough to drive anyone batty! (Vulture)

No MOS!

The trouble with identifying vintage movie poster artists is that sometimes there is very little information to go on, aside from a tiny, scribbled signature or unofficial website listings, et cetera…

Which brings me to an Italian poster artist named MOS. In the past, I’ve wrongly identified him as Antonio Mos — but yesterday, the late artist’s lovely daughter, Valerie, contacted me to make the correction. Yes, her father did sign many of his posters from the 1960s and early 1970s as “MOS”; however, his real name is Mario De Berardinis — and you can read his updated bio on Wiki or, better yet, go to Valerie’s wonderful collection of her father’s original paintings of his film work on Flickr. Trust me, it’s amazing stuff. Your eyes will thank you!