Pic of the Day: Polish poster for Rocky (1976)

Polish Rocky poster by Edward Lutczyn

(Above) Edward Lutczyn’s Polish poster art for the original Rocky. If you’d like to binge watch Rocky Balboa’s transformation from doughy underdog to swole defender of the American way, the first five entries in the franchise are now streaming on Netflix. This poster is currently up for auction through this weekend over at Heritage Auctions.

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Strangers on a Train posters from around the world

Work by Italian masters Luigi Martinati and Rodolfo Gasparri highlight this collection of art from around the globe for Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951). Based on the debut novel of Patricia Highsmith, who went on to write The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Price of Salt, which served as the basis for Todd Haynes’ film Carol.

Visit Cinephilia and Beyond to find the film’s script, storyboards, and a transcription of Hitchcock’s interview with Francois Truffaut from the fall of 1962.

All the posters come courtesy of Heritage Auctions, which features weekly bidding on a new set of beautiful movie art.

Pic of the Day – Boris Grinsson’s French poster for The Man from Laramie (1955)

(Above) French artist Boris Grinsson’s take on The Man from Laramie (1955), my favorite of the five westerns Jimmy Stewart and director Anthony Mann made together between 1950 and 1955.

The poster is via Heritage Auctions, which has a half-dozen pieces of Grinsson’s work up for bid over the next month, including his memorable art for Dr. No and The Lost Weekend.

A collection of international posters for the Creature from the Black Lagoon series

With the passing yesterday of Julie Adams, who forever preserved a place in monster movie lore as the object of the titular monster’s attention in Creature from the Black Lagoon, I’m looking back at the posters of the three-picture Creature series from the 1950s courtesy of Universal Pictures.

All the posters come from the amazing auction site Heritage Auctions, where they all at one time or another have been up for sale.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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Pic of the Day: French poster for Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven (1978)

Days of Heaven french poster

The house in Days of Heaven – like Norman Bates’s home in Psycho – was inspired by Edward Hopper’s 1925 painting House by the Railroad. The work of Andrew Wyeth also influenced the film, particularly 1948’s Christina’s World. Both paintings can be seen below (Hopper on top, followed by Wyeth).

The poster comes from the auction site Heritage Auctionswhich features hundreds of incredible news pieces of movie art for sale every week.

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