Clint’s Next Pitch…

Fresh off his rabble-rousing GOP convention speech, it looks like Clint Eastwood’s Trouble With the Curve is taking the Moneyball approach to its one-sheets. Translation: this movie’s about more than just baseball.

The Good, The Bad, and The Clint.

We don’t like to get too political here on Meansheets, but did anybody catch Clint Eastwood’s speech at the GOP Convention last night? Whoa, I know this blog is a celebration of nostalgia — but I just want to erase last night and remember Clint the way Bill Gold did.

Oh well, I’m sure Eastwood will get plenty of chances to laugh it off when he does the press junket for his upcoming Trouble With the Curve.

For A Few Dollars More…

It’s that time of year again –– Heritage Auctions is putting on its Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction in Beverly Hills, July 25-26.

And if you’re looking forward to Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the godfather of the spaghetti western, Clint Eastwood, will be dialing for dollars!

Clint’s Gold

Reel Art Press has an interview up on their website with Bill Gold, frequent Clint Eastwood collaborator and author of their previously released coffeetable book, Bill Gold: Posterworks.

All That Jazz…

Speaking of Billie Holiday, here’s a few more jazzy movie posters featuring the music biopics of Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk (the latter two films of which were produced by superstar jazz fan, Clint Eastwood).

And if jazz trumpet is your thing, you might also dig these Chet Baker movie posters by famed fashion photog, Bruce Weber.

Foxy Fire!

Firefox or Foxfire? It’s time for another Movie Poster Smackdown! Of course, my favorite French poster of the 1955 Jane Russell-Jeff Chandler film easily blows away the USA one-sheets with Angelina Jolie and Jessica Tandy and is by none other than (yawn) Boris Grinsson.

Solid Gold!

Bill Gold Advertising is undoubtedly one of the most successful poster design companies in the history of the movie business. This New Yorker was chiefly known for his productive relationships with Bob Peak and Clint Eastwood, with whom he worked with for over 30 years of his movies.

Speaking of Clint, there’s an excellent book out now called Clint Eastwood Icon: The Essential Film Art Collection