Tag Archives: Argentina

Movie Posters: Three Deneuves

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: What is it about Catherine Deneuve that prompts desecration? It sometimes seemed as though her directors needed to spoil her in order to properly venerate her. Perhaps it’s the placid opaqueness of her beauty that encouraged … Continue reading

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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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Movie Poster Du Jour: “La Chinoise”

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Tango Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: Rumor has it that Libertad Lamarque (1908-2000) left her native Argentina to work in Mexico, after an on-set dispute with fellow actress Eva Duarte grew into a feud. After Duarte married  autocrat-to-be Juan Perón, the feud became … Continue reading

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Cartoon Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: “Restaurant De Lujo” (Luxury Restaurant) by Argentine humorist and editorial cartoonist Lino Palacio (1903-1984)

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How To Make Use Of An Unwanted Opera House

epiminondas writes: I don’t know how much longer this will last, but at the moment it is the most interesting bookstore in the world.

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