I really love this Mister Lonely poster. Did you know that Harmony Korine originally planned to first make a film called What Makes Pistachio Nuts? The story is wild.
Wiki: Prior to Mister Lonely Korine had written a story about a pig named Pistachio. The film was to take place during a race war in Florida and have a boy who would saddle the pig, put adhesive on its feet, climb up walls and throw molotov-cocktails. “It was going to be my masterpiece,” Korine comments. The script burnt in a fire and Korine spent $11,000 trying to recover it from his computer. He reportedly retrieved one sentence: “The speech is pointless; the finger is speechless.”
A message from Masayoshi: “This is an award I had come to believe I would never encounter now. Recent recipients–Kenya Hara, Kashiwa Sato–have been of a new generation. Advertising and graphics had both been eagerly awaiting powerful stimuli, and those considered new designers have thoroughly strengthened to the extent that any of them are in a position to win this award. Frankly, my receipt represents a slight step backward. Yet I have no intention of yielding silently to anyone else, and I am fortunate to still have been able to compete against young candidates for this award.
I encountered Mr. Kamekura’s works within the design environment of the 1960s. His Nikon posters, lining the walls of the old station building at Ikebukuro, were a salvation to my gloom-laden young mind. I was moved with the realization that design had a future. Forty years later have brought me to my present fate. In addition to being grateful to Mr. Kamekura, I am inspired to strive so that I might convey to future generations the thrill I felt toward design in those days.”
Mubi’s got a great selection of the best movie posters of 2011. These are Shit Year, which i’ve not heard of until now, The Trip and Uncle Boonmee Recalls Past Lives. Click through to check them out there’s heaps more.
Here’s the trailer for Shit Year, looks like a bit of a punish, lovely poster though.
This film is François Truffaut’s homage to Alfred Hitchcock, made shortly after Truffaut had published a book of extensive interviews with Hitchcock. As part of his homage, Truffaut chose a novel written by Cornell Woolrich, on who’s story Hitchcock’s Rear Window was based, and even chose long-time Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann to compose the score.
Although Kill Bill by Quentin Tarantino tells a very similar story, Tarantino has stated that he has never seen the film.
I know what I’m watching tonight! Check out the trailer