Cannonball! (1976) – Vintage Movie Wallpaper of the Day – Japanese Poster Celebration Month Preview!!!!!

Japanese Poster Appreciation Month Preview – January 2009

Vintage Movie Wallpaper of the Day
Wednesday, December 24, 2008

About Japanese Poster Artwork Celebration Month:
To kick off 2009, I can think of no better way of doing so than celebrating Japanese poster artwork. The emphasis will be more of western films through the lens of Japanese poster artwork and of course some of my own personal all-time favorites. At a future date I’ll probably have a month devoted to solely Japanese films and their poster artwork. So be sure to tune in each day during the month of January as I have an incredible amount of incredible Japanese posters that will be on display. Hopefully at the end of this I can convert many of you into life long fans of Japanese posters! Here today we have a preview of this with a Japanese poster for Cannonball! which is easily one of my all-time favorite movie posters, simply astonishing!!!

Please help and spread the word on the January 2009 themed Japanese Poster Celebration Month here at Cinema is Dope. Tweet your friends. Mention it in your Facebook status or Friendfeed. Link to it on your blog. Any support is greatly appreciated!!!!!

You can follow along at these specific urls/web addresses:

Starring in these posters will be: Antonio Sabato, Bruce Campbell, Burt Reynolds, Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood, David Carradine, Dustin Hoffman, Ernest Borgnine, Gene Hackman, George Lazenby, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Jack Nicholson, James Coburn, Jennifer Billings, Jim Brown, Jimmy Wang Yu, John Boorman, Kate Jackson, Lee Marvin, Lee Van Cleef, Michael Caine, Peter Fonda, Richard Pryor, Roddy McDowall, Sergio Leone, Sidney Poitier, Susan Strasberg, Warren Oates, William Devane and many more…

I’m also starting a movie and book of the month feature where each month I will highlight one recommended book and movie. Details on January 2009 picks below.

Japanese Cinema Sites I Highly Recommend:
::: Jason Gray
::: Mark Schilling’s Tokyo Ramen
::: Midnight Eye
::: Nippon Cinema
::: Outcast Cinema
::: Ryuganji
::: Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow

* If you don’t see your site listed here and it covers Japanese cinema please comment below so that I can review it and possibly include it in future lists.

Cinema is Dope Book of the Month January 2009:
Behind the Pink Curtain

A dense, rousing and thoroughly exhaustive book on Japanese Pink Cinema that is written with the trademark gusto, infinite knowledge and passion by legendary Japanese writer and expert Jasper Sharp. Until now we have only been given table scraps of information about Pink films in various publications and online sites, which thankfully changes now with this authoritative avalanche of information and insight in Behind the Pink Curtain!

::: Buy it at Fab Press
::: Blue Film Woman Q&A from Fantastic Fest 2008
::: Midnight Eye book spotlight: Table of Contents – Behind the Pink Curtain
::: Taking a Look BEHIND THE PINK CURTAIN by Rodney Perkins @ Twitch

Cinema is Dope Movie of the Month January 2009:
Linda Linda Linda

This is a movie that still hasn’t gotten the cult following it deserves! Filmmaker Nobuhiro Yamashita crafts one hell of a nice minimal masterpiece of coming of age awkwardness, friendship and love letter to music (more specifically the band Blue Hearts). For fans of movies that feature aspiring musicians, celebration of music and coming of age nostalgia, this is a must own movie! So what are you waiting for go rent/buy this movie now!

::: Buy the Linda Linda Linda DVD @
::: Previous Movie Wallpaper (Cinema is Dope)
::: My Interview with Nobuhiro Yamashita on Cinema Strikes Back

As always when in Austin, Texas, be sure to check out Weird Wednesday (January/February 2009 lineup).

Image Source:
Official artwork that was used in the original Japanese poster for the film.

Related Links:
::: IMDb Profile
::: Previous Japanese Posters Featured @ Cinema is Dope

Coming Soon – February 2009 @ Cinema is Dope is Lee Marvin Month!!!

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