Pic of the Day: Italian poster for Jacques Tati’s Trafic (1971)

Averardo cireiello italian poster Traffic jacques tati

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.

 

Pic of the Day: Italian poster for the cult favorite Trick or Treat (1986)

Trick or Treat italian poster

A rock star is brought back from the dead when his final album is played backwards in 1986’s Trick or Treat. The horror flick was one of a slew of movies – both high brow (Blue Velvet, Manhunter, Crimes of Hearts) and low (King Kong Lives, The Cat’s Eye, Maximum Overdrive) – shot in North Carolina for Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis before his De Laurentiis Entertainment Group went bankrupt in 1988.

Trick or Treat features early work from legendary cinematographer Robert Elswit (Nightcrawler, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and several films for Paul Thomas Anderson) and an uncredited dialogue polish from Final Destination scribes Glen Morgan and James Wong.

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Pic of the Day: Rambo posters by Italian artist Renato Casaro

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Today’s pic features a pair of posters from one of my favorite artists Renato Casaro, who in his long career created movie ads for James Bond, Schwarzenegger and Stallone, and Italian legends Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Sergio Leone.

Further reading: Film on Paper’s interview with Casaro

Pic of the Day: Italian poster for Kubrick’s The Killing (1956)

Italian poster for Stanley Kubrick's The Killing

The Italian release poster for The Killing (1956), Stanley Kubrick’s breakthrough film. The movie marked Kubrick’s third feature overall – and apparently he was still obscure enough to be misidentified by this poster as “Stanley Kubrich.”

Kubrick wrote the screenplay – whose non-linear structure is often cited as an influence on Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs – but the dialogue was fleshed out by the great pulp maestro Jim Thompson.

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