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2 items from 2012

Movie Poster of the Week: Jean-Luc Godard’s “Alphaville” and the films of Lemmy Caution

3 March 2012 12:08 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Though you have to look twice to find the original title, this stunning Danish poster is unmistakeably for Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville. With its combination of sci-fi settings and two poster-genic stars, Alphaville may have inspired more great and varied posters than most other films. The most famous of course is Jean Mascii’s greyscale masterpiece. Illustrator of some 1500 posters from the early 50s through to the late 80s, Mascii (1926-2003) was an old school artist who fit right into the new world of the Nouvelle Vague with his photorealist illustration of Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina (you can see the poster in detail at the bottom of this article).

Other fabulous Alphaville posters include the Japanese...

...the Italian, titled Agent Lemmy Caution: Missione Alphaville...

...the German, titled Lemmy Caution against Alpha 60...

...the Bass-influenced American one-sheet...

...and the Belgian poster...

The Danish poster, which we started with, trumpets the film »

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Exploring The Twilight Zone #149: The Jeopardy Room

29 January 2012 10:34 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

With the entire original run of The Twilight Zone available to watch instantly, we’re partnering with Twitch Film to cover all of the show’s 156 episodes. Are you brave enough to watch them all with us? The Twilight Zone (Episode #149): “The Jeopardy Room” (airdate 4/17/64) The Plot: Russian agents check in, but they don’t check out. The Goods: Major Ivan Kuchenko (Martin Landau) sits in a hotel room mere hours from a planned defection to the West, but while he believes he’s alone in his thoughts he’s actually being monitored by two Kgb agents sent to stop him. He discovers the truth when the two men make contact and tell him there’s a bomb in his room. He’ll be dead by dawn unless he can find and disarm the explosive. “I am the last of the imaginative executioners.” The two agents assigned to Kuchenko’s elimination, Commissar »

- Rob Hunter

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