Thursday, September 03, 2009

GHANA IS THE NEW POLAND


Maybe y'all have heard of these international movie art nuggets already, but I'm just seeing them for the very first time tonight courtesy of Worstpreviews.

The link will give you more info., but basically these are handpainted movie posters for "mobile theaters" that make their way around Ghana playing movies on VCRs in the backs of trucks. Pretty cool, if you ask me.

Here are my two favorites:


I don't know if any of that stuff in the poster actually happens in Children of the Corn 3, but I know I am renting it now so I can find out!!!



I just like the design of this entire poster, but most of all I LOVE that the "O" in Terminator 2 is a HEART.

10 comments:

bill r. said...

My God. Fox, how can your favorite NOT be the poster for Cujo ("The Killer Dog")?? That is the greatest poster/inappropriate children's book cover I have ever seen.

Fox said...

Bill. You're right, the Cujo one is pretty great, but since I don't read fiction - as you know - I think it doesn't resonate with me as much. (No, I haven't seen the movie either.)

I will say that I love that Cujo cries blood in that poster. Heavy symbolism for remorse. I also think "Rolls Royce Video" is the best DVD label around.

bill r. said...

Fox, in that poster, Cujo has the body of a HORSE!! It's like they painted over their own poster for Black Beauty with a bloody dog head.

Ed Howard said...

Wow. As amazing as Cujo the blood-crying dog is, I'm a big fan of the amazingly phallic fish who seems to be dancing with/attacking the spies in The Spy Who Loved Me. None of these movies are as good as those posters.

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