(Above) A French release poster for Robert Aldrich’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)? The movie seems to have developed a bit of a reputation as a camp piece, but for me it still works as an expertly crafted thriller. I saw a screening of the film a few weeks ago alongside An American in Paris as part of a classic movie weekend at the historic Canton Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. The theatre has a few more events in the next few months worth checking out, including a Twilight Zone Fest featuring episodes of the anthology series, a Strangers on a Train and Psycho double feature, and a weekend of Universal monster movies from the 1930s and 1940s.
Poster comes from the Heritage Auction website, which has an amazing collection of movie art for sale.
The Averardo Ciriello-painted Italian advert for 1971’s Trafic, which marked the cinematic adieu of writer/director/star Jacques Tati’s Monsieur Hulot character. Though his career spanned four decades, Tati directed only six feature films – all of which you can find in a single Criterion Collection box set.
Poster via Heritage Auctions.