Mixing one part artist and one part barbarian responsibly since 2005, that’s Dan Panosian, aka Urban Barbarian. This week, we feature a few of his alternative movie posters…
With the release of the new Alfred Hitchcock biopic, “Hitchcock” starring Anthony Hopkins due out next month, I thought it would be apropos to feature a series of alternative movie posters of Hitchcock’s most popular films. Designed by illustrator Daniel Zender for the Hitchcock Film Series at the Moxie Cinema in Springfield, MO, the limited edition set can also be purchased HERE.
Hitchcock, who remarkably never won an Academy Award for “Best Director”, never sat among the audience to watch his films. “Don’t you miss hearing them scream?” he was once asked. “No,” replied Hitchcock. “I can hear them when I’m making the picture.”
Enjoy the series…
We’re kicking off National Hispanic Heritage Month month with a series of movie posters celebrating Hispanics in film. The first is Pan’s Labyrinth from director Guillermo del Toro. Toro, who was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, studied at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos, in Guadalajara. He spent ten years as a special effects make-up designer before writing and directing his first feature film in 1993, the critically acclaimed Mexican vampire horror film, “Cronos“.
“Pan’s Labyrinth” took home Academy Awards in Cinematography, Art Direction, and Make-up and was included in The New York Times Magazine essay “The most important films of the past decade — and why they mattered.”
With football season upon us, I couldn’t help but think of the number seven (touchdown + extra point) so I’ve gathered three alternative posters for David Fincher‘s moody crime thriller from 1995, “Seven“. Director Fincher, who stated, “I thought I’d rather die of colon cancer than do another movie” after the frustrations of filming “Alien 3“, agreed to helm the film after being sent the “wrong” script from New Line Cinema. They accidentally sent him the original script which included the now famous head-in-the-box ending – an ending New Line had changed to a more traditional detective thriller ending. Fincher and Brad Pitt fought for the original ending and eventually won out.
Illustrated by rodolforever
Illustrated by Oscar Delmar
Illustrated by Oliver Shilling
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With the sudden, and stunning, passing of Tony Scott, I wanted to pay tribute to the innovative director who helmed several of my favorite films. The Hunger, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Man on Fire, and our featured movie poster(s) of the week, True Romance. Written by Quentin Tarantino, with music by multiple award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, this grisly and gleeful film ranks up in my Top 10 of favorite movies.
Here are seven redesigned movie posters from this terrific film. RIP Tony Scott.
This week’s movie poster is a redesign of Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi thriller, “Alien” by UK illustrator Godmachine. Directors Walter Hill, Peter Yates, Jack Clayton, and Robert Aldrich were all considered for the job before an offer was made to Ridley Scott on the strength of his debut feature “The Duellists“. The film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
See you next week…