That lovable peacenik, Al Capone, once said in The Untouchables, “They say you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word.” Well, you wouldn’t know it by this post, but I’m actually an anti-gun advocate — except, of course, when it comes to the movies! Hypocritical? Definitely. But the (phallic?) symbol of the gun seems to be a universal theme everywhere in the world of movie posters.
Starting tonight, The Rolling Road Show by Levi’s and Alamo Drafthouse celebrates the “We Are All Workers” Tour by rolling out a bunch of free movie screenings all over the country featuring such films as Dirty Harry, On The Waterfront, Jackie Brown, Rocky, There Will Be Blood, The Blues Brothers, Convoy/Red Dawn, The Godfather Part 2, and Robocop…So check your local listings!
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…