Above: German poster for LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (Alain Resnais, France, 1961), artist: Tostmann.
Over the past three months of Movie Poster of the Day, the two most popular posters by far were two beautiful (each in their own very distinct way) posters that I posted in memoriam of two dearly departed auteurs: Alan Resnais and Harold Ramis. And two other posters among the most popular (i.e. most liked or reblogged) were those posted in celebration of Philip Seymour Hoffman, including Chris Ware’s lovely 2007 design for The Savages, one of my favorite posters of last decade. So, if nothing else, Movie Poster of the Day has recorded the saddest losses of the year. (Not forgetting the adorable Swedish poster I posted for Shirley Temple which didn’t make the Top 20.)
I’m happy to see a number of new posters here: a very popular Dutch Wolf of Wall Street, a British re-release poster for Funny Face and superb new posters for Signal, The Final Member, Under the Skin and Land Ho!. And if I hadn’t just posted it yesterday I would have hoped to have seen Brandon Schaefer’s astonishing new poster for Borgman included in this list.
So, without further ado, here are the 20 most popular posters posted on Movie Poster of the Day since the start of the year.
Above: US one sheet for NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION (Harold Ramis, USA, 1983), artist: Boris Vallejo (b. 1941).
Above: Dutch poster for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (Martin Scorsese, USA, 2013), commissioned from artist Clemens den Exter by the Cinerama Theater in Rotterdam.
Above: US one sheet for JIMI HENDRIX (Joe Boyd, John Head & Gary Weis, USA, 1973), artist unknown.
Above: French grande for JE T’AIME, JE T’AIME (Alain Resnais, France, 1968), designed by René Ferracci (1927-1982).
Above: Hungarian poster for THE AMPHIBIAN MAN (Vladimir Chebotaryov & Gennadi Kazansky, USSR, 1962), artist: Sándor Benko (1922-2007).
Above: US one sheet for THE SAVAGES (Tamara Jenkins, USA, 2007), artist: Chris Ware.
Above: 1981 Italian 4-foglio for STALKER (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR, 1979), artist: Luciano Crovato.
Above: US one sheet for THE SIGNAL (William Eubank, USA, 2014), designed by Gravillis Inc.
Above: Italian 2-foglio for LA CHINOISE (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1967), artist unknown.
Above: US one sheet for THE FINAL MEMBER (Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math, Canada, 2012), designed by Olly Moss and Jay Shaw.
Above: 1930s Japanese poster for ECSTASY (Gustav Machatý, Czechoslovakia, 1933), artist unknown.
Above: US one sheet for UNDER THE SKIN (Jonathan Glazer, UK, 2013), designed by Kellerhouse.
Above: US one sheet for HAPPINESS (Todd Solondz, USA, 1998), artist: Daniel Clowes.
Above: 1960 Polish poster for WILD STRAWBERRIES (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1957), artist: Jerzy Flisak (1930-2008).
Above: Festival poster for LAND HO! (Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz, USA, 2014), designed by Marc Ripper.
Above: German poster for SMITHEREENS (Susan Seidelman, USA, 1982), artist unknown.
Above: Italian 4-foglio for THE DEER HUNTER (Michael Cimino, USA, 1978), artist: Averardo Ciriello.
Above: US one sheet for SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SPIDER WOMAN (Roy William Neill, USA, 1944), artist unknown.
Above: 2014 UK re-release quad for FUNNY FACE (Stanley Donen, USA, 1957), designed by Jen Davies.
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