The Russians Are Coming!

In the past, I haven’t featured many ANY Russian movie posters on the Meansheets, but here’s a colorful trifecta that seem worthy of mentioning — Solaris, The Professional, and the 80’s Mel Gibson drama, The River.

(*Full Disclosure: the Solaris poster (top left) was featured prominently on the cover of the excellent Art of the Modern Movie Poster book.)

Remake Monday: Solarises

It sounds like psoriasis — but Solaris was a fairly popular sci-fi pic made in 1972. I first came upon the splendid Russian poster below on the cover of The Art of the Modern Movie Poster (second from left). The film was later relaunched in 2002 (or, some might say had a failure to launch) with George Clooney.