Japanese Poster Appreciation Month – January 2009
Vintage Movie Wallpaper of the Day
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Few leading men have what it takes to be a convincing movie tough guy for several decades. Some have it and some really really don’t. Bogart had it. Lee Van Cleef had it. Lee Marvin had it. Oliver Reed had it. Anthony Wong has it. Gordon Liu has it. Many others had it, though few and far between seem to have possessed this timeless ability to do it regardless of time, place or age. Clint Eastwood is in that elite group as witnessed in his latest tough guy role to date in Gran Torino (movie wallpaper). From his Leone pics to Torino, he keeps on keeping on as a movie tough guy and hopefully he has even more roles in store instead of straying to any melodramatic romantic lead roles. You can point to nearly any film he did in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or even 2000’s as at least containing one highly amazing performance as a tough guy! 5 decades and going… here is hoping he can make it 6 with the 2010 decade rapidly approaching.
As we start to start to reach the halfway point of this month long celebration of Japanese posters I want to thank everyone that is following along and to those who have helped spread the word about it! Thank you! This Japanese poster for The Outlaw Josey Wales marks the 101st Japanese Poster featured on Cinema is Dope!
Note to Fellow Bloggers
Now for all you fellow bloggers who are looking to highlight this film anytime soon, I have set aside a special poster only version of this for you that is saved as a PNG file (download here). If you use this I do ask that you link back to my post here. Additionally if anyone needs this poster at a different size for promotion on their site please let me know. Usually when I do this I don’t get much credit back… so if this goes well then I’ll definitely consider doing this again in the future.
::: Previous Clint Eastwood Movie Wallpaper (Cinema is Dope)
Japanese Poster Appreciation Month – January 2009 (Archive):
::: January 24 – Violent City (1970)
::: January 24 – Mr. Majestyk (1974)
::: January 24 – Hard Times (1975)
::: January 23 – Bullitt (1968)
::: January 23 – The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
::: January 23 – The Great Escape (1963)
::: January 23 – The Magnificent Seven (1960)
::: January 22 – BRAINDEAD (1992)
::: January 22 – Frontiere(s) (2007)
::: January 21 – The Gauntlet (1977)
::: January 21 – Live Like a Cop Die Like a Man (1976)
::: January 20 – Thunder and Lightning (1977)
::: January 19 – Race with the Devil (1975)
::: January 18 – Car Wash (1976)
::: January 17 – The Living Daylights (1987)
::: January 17 – Licence to Kill (1989)
::: January 17 – The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
::: January 16 – Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
::: January 15 – The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
::: January 14 – The Graduate (1967)
::: January 13 – Excalibur (1981)
::: January 12 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
::: January 11 – Omohide poro poro (1991)
::: January 11 – The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
::: January 10 – Take a Hard Ride (1975)
::: January 9 – Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
::: January 9 – Yatterman (2009)
::: January 8 – Game of Death (1978)
::: January 7 – Crime Busters (1977)
::: January 6 – Sisters (1973)
::: January 5 – Crime Boss (1972)
::: January 4 – White Lightning (1973)
::: January 3 – The Man from Hong Kong (1975)
::: January 2 – Rolling Thunder (1977)
::: January 1 – Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)
::: January 1 – Army of Darkness (1992)
::: Preview – Cannonball! (1976)
::: Previous Japanese Posters Featured @ Cinema is Dope
* 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.
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!
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!!!!!
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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…
If you’re interested in Japanese cinema, I highly recommend the following Cinema is Dope picks for January 2009. For this months book selection we have Behind the Pink Curtain by Jasper Sharp. For video recommendation this month we have Linda Linda Linda.
Additionally fans of Japanese cinema will want to pick up this amazing Yasujiro Ozu tribute shirt from Mondo Tees!
Official artwork that was used in Japanese poster artwork for the film.
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::: Previous Japanese Posters Featured @ Cinema is Dope
Coming Soon – February 2009 @ Cinema is Dope is Lee Marvin Month!!!