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Above: Pipe Dreams (1976).
While searching for something to post on Movie Poster of the Day on Christmas Eve, I took a look at the poster for Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story, which I hadn’t paid much attention to before. On closer inspection I recognized it as a pretty perfect pastiche of Norman Rockwell, with its meticulous depiction of a domestic scene in medias res, and down to its details like its circular frame within a frame, its white background, and the parallel black lines mimicking the Saturday Evening Post masthead.
The association with, or subversion of, America’s favorite purveyor of whimsical Americana makes perfect sense in light of the poster’s tagline about the "Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas” and the artist, Robert Tanenbaum, even took his parody a step further by signing his illustration in the style of Rockwell’s trademark stenciled signature.
- Adrian Curry
Seven West Media is believed to be in advanced negotiations to buy New Zealand TV and radio broadcaster MediaWorks.
While neither company will comment, If understands Swm is keen to acquire the company that operates TV3 and Four.
.Negotiations started some months ago and cooled off but they are on again in earnest,. said an executive who regularly deals with both broadcasters. .The deal is not done but they are getting to the nitty-gritty..
Asked at the Swm Agm last week if Seven would turn its attention to purchasing other media companies to attain more earnings growth, CEO Tim Worner told The Australian, .We have to look at everything. I wouldn.t rule out anything..
The Australian speculated Seven has examined potential bids for radio companies and international TV assets.
MediaWorks was placed into receivership last year after accumulating Nz$700 million in debt before being bought by a new company »
- Don Groves
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