Movie Poster Du Jour: “Man of Aran”

Fabrzio del Wrongo writes:

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This British three-sheet for Robert Flaherty’s 1934 “Man of Aran” was designed by Marc Stone, a notable commercial artist who was responsible for some great posters, including a couple for the Karloff horror vehicle “The Ghoul.” The cramped composition and powerful diagonal invest the image with a feeling of restrained energy suitable to Flaherty’s man-versus-nature theme. A lot of Stone’s early ’30s work, this piece included, seems inspired by Art Deco. During the war he did some propaganda posters that were more realistic in feel, though his most famous poster design, for the 1951 “Tales of Hoffman,” is in the fantastic mode of Jean-Denis Malcles’s beloved poster for Cocteau’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

About Fabrizio del Wrongo

Recovering liberal arts major. Unrepentant movie nut. Aspiring boozehound.
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