Wednesday, September 9, 2009

382nd Verse Same as the First

I sure liked this design better when it was still fresh in 1981. The "big head" concept was actually somewhat unusual in those days:

It was stale in '97 when Face/Off appropriated the same "big heads face off" design:

At this point, it's just laziness:

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I dig the posters Magnolia's designed for the upcoming The House of the Devil.

This is the most recent one:

I actually prefer this earlier one:

To my eyes, it's something of an homage to this great poster:

Ask anyone who's heard it. Anyone.

Boy, was I happy fellow when this showed up in my mailbox last week:

With Quentin T. using several Charles Bernstein tracks in Inglourious Basterds, I wouldn't be surprised if the already sold-out Mr. Majestyk fetches even more interest on the secondary market. There's no denying the catchiness of Bernstein's main theme for Vince Majestyk, which you can sample here at the Intrada website. Bernstein leads things off with a melancholy, trumpet-based main title that beautifully establishes the Majestyk character in musical terms. This motif is repeated throughout the score with a mix of jazz, country, and rock elements and just the right amount of atmospheric, atonal touches that place this soundtrack firmly in the '70s action-movie pantheon. You can still get the soundtrack here. Get 'em while they last, or before the bandwagoners coming home from Inglourious Basterds.