Thursday, January 24, 2008

Polish Film Poster of the...


This time: Rosemary's Baby (1984); artist: Wieslaw Walkuski.

Ed Says: The chief reason for this post is to prove that I'm still among the living. I don't usually burden my readers with personal information, but many have sent along friendly inquiries so I don't feel it's too inappropriate. Poverty has forced me to find a Wi-Fi connection down the hill in the cafe at Whole Foods, to cancel my Netflix membership and cut down on theater visits. Personal turmoil, preparations for my first semester at university, and a commitment to acting in and helping out with the production of a film has reduced my energy for criticism to none. Happily, San Francisco State has a reputedly massive film library and enrollment in at least one cinema class will keep me writing about film. And I'll continue to post 24 Words Per Film on anything I see--The Bucket List and Eastern Promises are up next--which will hopefully include a large amount of movies from the '30's and '40's, eras I have mostly ignored until now.

The other reason for this post is because I'm sure those of you who are still checking back in hopes of an update are as tired of the Pollyanna poster as I am. To remedy this, I offer this fascinating take on Rosemary's Baby by the same artist who did that creepy Tootsie poster I put up a while back.

Two recently learned (by me) fun facts on the subject of Polish film posters: a.) Paul Verhoeven got his start in poster design. b.) Richard Linklater has been building a large collection of Polish film posters since before anyone had ever heard of him.

4 comments:

Jonathan Lapper said...

Sorry to hear times are tough my friend but glad to hear you're starting new studies and working in/on a movie. Congrats to that!

And I love these damn Polish posters. Thanks for taking the time to do this from a Whole Foods cafe. I'm sure it's not how you want it.

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

Thanks for the constant support, Jonathan. I always know that at least you're listening.

And the well of Polish film posters is impossibly deep, so don't expect them to stop.

Jeremy Richey said...

Hey Ed,
Good luck with everything and have fun with your new studies. I came back to school last year and am trying to finish up so I have been broke, stressed and struggling a lot...it is hard but worthwhile.

Also thanks for your comments at Moon In The Gutter and for this creepier than hell ROSEMARY'S BABY poster. Good luck and all the best...

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

Thanks for the encouraging words, Jeremy. As for the comments at MOON IN THE GUTTER--it's all I can do to restrain myself from commenting on every post. You've done a wonderful job of giving it a particular feel, which is the first mark of a good blog. (Well, that and good writing.) Keep it up!