More Movies We Watched Over and Over Again on Friday and Saturday Nights While the Cool Kids Were Out Partying

All images via www.movieposter.com.

Question: What is with all the awful paintings on these posters (especially The Color of Money)? It’s embarrassing. They couldn’t just slap on a scene from the movie?

2 Responses to “More Movies We Watched Over and Over Again on Friday and Saturday Nights While the Cool Kids Were Out Partying”


  1. 1 leftylimbo July 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Cool collection. No Way Out was awesome.

    Those painted/illustrated renditions may not be the best, but I still give props to those painters and illustrators who definitely put in some hard hours to get those done, and knowing how harsh the movie industry is, I’m sure those guys were under some serious pressure and time/budget constraints (which I think may be why the end product sometimes doesn’t look quite…right).

    Man, talk about a lost art. I can’t imagine how many of those artists had to hang up their brushes as soon as everything went digital. What about Richard Amsel’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark illustration? Holy crap. Unbelievable.

  2. 2 2W2N July 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    True, true. I forgot you’re an artist. There were a ton of absolutely killer illustrated posters in the ’70s and ’80s. I think of Raiders, Star Wars, Jaws, Apocalypse Now, Clockwork Orange, Escape from New York, The Thing…

    But this Color of Money poster? It was a Scorsese picture, for Pete’s sake!


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