Statham Pulls An Eastwood

If it worked for Clint, why not bring out the big guns? Bill Gold solidified Eastwood’s reputation as a poster boy badass.

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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.

The Gun Show

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.

So if you like these mean machine sheets, then you might like my other pals, Django, Dillinger, and the Twins.

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