Interview with Maggie Wellman: "My favorite story was father hiring an unknown actor named Gary Cooper"
Everybody remembers the “funny little voice” asking a pilot forced to land in the desert:
- “Please... draw me a sheep!”
And since he couldn’t manage a sheep, being more concerned with mechanical problems than artistic truths, he ended up drawing a plain old crate containing a sleeping sheep. Luigi Martinati did something similar when commissioned to create this poster, giving free rein to his imagination to the detriment of historical accuracy.
Spot the poster! La Strada, An Affair to Remember, Creature from the Black Lagoon, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Roman Holiday in the film Luca.
Who hasn’t dreamed of moving freely, unshackled from the laws of gravity, among silent creatures, as fascinating as they are disturbing?
Simply by looking at the poster, I can already feel my pulse slow, my body and mind soothed by the deep blue which banishes the noise and fury of the outside world.
Diving movies hold a special fascination. The unknown, dark deep with all its mysterious creatures has drawn generations of movie enthusiasts and led the creation of some of the most mesmerising screenplays.
Especially movies shot in the pre-computer age required extraordinary efforts. In this list we introduce our favourite ten diving movies of all times.
Verifying the authenticity of a vintage poster is a complex process. That is because there is not one standard printing process. Here are some of the indicators we typically look for:
Movie posters often come in exact dimensions. So if a poster is supposed to be 27″x 40″, but actually has a different height or width...
Vintage movie posters can bring a new mood or mindset to almost any room in the house.
When most people imagine a movie poster hanging on a wall, images of teen bedrooms, university dorms, and starter flats usually spring to mind. In fairness, millions of us threw a poster of our favourite film up when we were still paying off student loans precisely because we were still paying off student loans...
Most of us would agree that a big part of the dining experience is inextricably woven with ambiance. There’s a reason no one wants to sit too near the kitchen (if it’s not an open kitchen concept), lights too bright or too dim can be irritating, and there’s a fine line between boisterous and rackety...