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Three Movie Posters for “L’avventura”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The French poster utilizes the art from the Italian poster, by the great Carlantonio Longi. This Argentine poster features the same basic design, though it’s been reinterpreted somewhat. The acid-y coloration is typical of Argentine movie … Continue reading

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Six Movie Posters for “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The French poster, by Chica, is a classic. Echoed, somewhat ineptly, in this Argentine design. The U.S. poster utilizes a couple sketch that appeared in a lot of international advertising for the movie. The American posters … Continue reading

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Fuck Clement Greenberg

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In discussions of literature and architecture, I still come across would-be intellectuals who invoke art critic Clement Greenberg’s distinction between the avant-garde and kitsch. Of course, for such people avant-garde is doubleplusgood, while kitsch is one small step … Continue reading

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Two Movie Posters for “Voyage in Italy”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Belgium France Boris Grinsson’s portrait for the French poster anticipates his iconic design for “The 400 Blows.”

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Four Movie Posters for “Blow Out”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: U.S. U.K. German Italian Clearly, the inky blacks of Vilmos Zsigmond’s cinematography made an impression on poster designers the world over.

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Three Movie Posters for “Persona”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Italian Argentinian British

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Three Movie Posters for “Nazarin”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve always considered this an unjustly overlooked Bunuel. The first poster is Mexican (it was a Mexican film); the other two are from France.

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