A Starlet Is Born

Move over Papa Ernie, there’s a new Hemingway hitting the silver screen — Dree Hemingway, the daughter of Mariel Hemingway, who will be making her big starring debut in Starlet at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, March 9-17 — and the one-sheet bears a striking resemblance to her mother’s star turn in Star 80 as well as her late Aunt Margaux’s flick, Lipstick. (THR)

Your Friends and Moderns?

Pop artist, Alex Katz, did this 1990’s movie poster for Neil LaBute’s urban-angst flick, Your Friends & Neighbors — which looks nicely paired with the 1988 one-sheet for The Moderns, a film that loosely covers that same territory of Woody Allen’s recent Midnight In Paris — proving once again that some posters are indeed timeless.

The Ghost of Gertrude Stein

Last week’s post about Midnight In Paris forgot to mention the amusing Kathy Bates cameo as Gertrude Stein — who, you might not know, had a grandson by the name of Daniel Michael Stein who reportedly had a bad gambling addiction to horseracing.

But at least he got a novel out of it — as he wrote the book on which the 1960’s horseracing flick, Wall of Noise, was based. Not a classic, to be sure, but it’s a decent mod-looking movie poster!

Of course, if you are really interested in learning more about the awesome art collection of Gertrude Stein, then SFMoMA has an excellent show on view now.

Woody Van Gogh!

Just caught the new Woody Allen romancer, Midnight In Paris — and while admiring the Van Gogh Starry Night inspiration for the movie poster, I couldn’t help but wonder if Van Gogh were alive today, what kind of one sheets would he create?

Considering his legendary slicing off the ear incident, I certainly hope he wouldn’t choose the blood-and-gore route like all of those horribly graphic Saw posters.