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.

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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We made you! A French Maximum Overdrive (1986) poster

Maximum Overdrive french poster

“The problem with (Maximum Overdrive) is that I was coked out of my mind all through its production, and I really didn’t know what I was doing.” – Stephen King, from the 2003 book Hollywood’s Stephen King by Tony Magistrale

Stephen King’s lone directorial venture Maximum Overdrive unleashed its sentient lawnmowers, pop machines, and goblin-faced trucks upon cinemagoers back on July 25th of 1986. The film was based on a short story by King that was first published in the July 1973 issue of Cavalier magazine and later included in King’s short story anthology Skeleton Crew (1978). Like Firestarter (1984)Cat’s Eye (1985), and Silver Bullet (1985)Maximum Overdrive was shot in and around Wilmington, North Carolina and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. David Lynch’s Blue Velvet – also produced by De Laurentiss – was filming at the same time in the same North Carolina town.

Poster of the Day: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

(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.