Pic of the day: German poster for Chinatown (1974)


American artist Richard Amsel, best known for his original Raiders of the Lost Ark poster, crafted this German ad for the release of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974).

Read the third draft of Robert Towne’s Oscar-winning screenplay here. Below, check out Towne’s opening scene between private eye Jack Nicholson and cuckolded husband Burt Young below:

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Heeeeeere’s the Joker! A producer’s sketch from 1980 of Jack Nicholson as the Batman villain

The Joker (#5)

When film producer and avid comic book fan Michael Uslan bought the rights to Batman in 1979, he envisioned a darker, more brooding alternative to the campy caped crusader television show of the late 1960s.

Upon seeing a picture from The Shining in a 1980 New York Post article, Uslan grabbed some markers and a bottle of white out and painted the visage of The Joker overtop Nicholson’s iconic “Here’s Johnny” freakout. (continue reading) Continue Reading ›