British director, Peter Yates, has died at 81. Although not a household name, Yates built a solid career for himself, helming more than a few classics…
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The Promised Landi
Like his contemporaries, René Ferraci and Jouineau Bourduge, Michel Landi came into prominence in the French movie poster world in the mid-1960s, just as photography and offset printing was supplanting traditional illustration.
Undoubtedly most known for his iconic poster of the 1968 Steve McQueen classic, Bullitt, Landi also pumped out a fleet of other popular designs for many of the era’s most memorable films.
Another based on a Faulkner bomb — but at least this one starred Steve Mcqueen!