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Director Robert Rodriguez has possibly come up with the coolest idea for a TV interview show, especially for fans of cinema. "The Director's Chair," airing on Rodriguez's El Rey Network, shows the Desperado filmmaker sitting down for a casual chat with some of the best filmmakers alive. Previous episodes already showed discussions with John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, and a Quentin Tarantino two-parter. For his fifth and latest installment, premiering this week, Rodriguez talks with director Francis Ford Coppola, one of the greatest maverick filmmakers who gave us some of the very best the art form has to offer.
Another week, another cool collection of magnificent artwork from the collectible arthouse Mondo. This time it's artist Jason Edmiston with his exhibition called "Eyes Without a Face," with about 150 paintings focusing only on the eyes of some famous figures of pop culture. They're all 3:1 aspect ratio inspired by the field of vision of a standard rearview mirror of a car, but the sizes of the paintings themselves vary in size as Edmiston told BuzzFeed, "I’ve got tiny characters that are a half-inch wide all the way up to a seven-and-a-half foot wide painting. It’s quite a range." These are pretty fantastic pieces. Look!
"When he grows, he will grow strong." Better than Part 1? It's an endless debate… Which is better - The Godfather: Part 1 or Part 2? Well, if you're partial to Part 2, you might want to take a look at this. French artist Laurent Durieux has created a new screen print for Francis Ford Coppola's iconic 1974 sequel The Godfather: Part II. Odd City Entertainment will be releasing the print in limited quantities starting this week, including a special edition printed on wood (!) with 12 colors that will go for $300. Again, might be worth it if you're partial to Part 2. This is one gorgeous poster and the quote at the bottom really tops it off.
We just love original artwork, and every week there's always some kind of cool creation paying tribute to our favorite movies that's worth highlighting. This week is no exception, and there's actually a whole gallery to look forward to thanks to Hero Complex. Over in Los Angeles they have a new show called Quotes, Lines & Lyrics with art pieces inspired by just that, quotes from movies, lines from TV shows and lyrics from songs. Obviously, we're more interested in the movie quote inspired pieces, and there are plenty of those, ranging from Star Wars to Jurassic Park to The Blues Brothers and Forrest Gump. Look!
This weekend will reveal the winners of the 87th Academy Awards, and while Birdman has become the frontrunner, there could be some surprises among the major awards, including Best Director and Best Actor. And as we wait for the winners of the Oscars to be announced, the folks at Shutterstock have found a creative use for their image assets by asking their designers to create pop art style posters for all of the Best Picture nominees by re-purposing some of their stock photos. These are some pretty fantastic posters, some of which would have made for awesome official posters, especially that one for Whiplash. Look!
In a few weeks, we'll see if District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has another good sci-fi flick in him when Chappie hits theaters. So far, the trailers have me feeling mixed about the movie, because it has so many familiar elements from RoboCop, Short Circuit and more. But I'm hoping that maybe the trailer is just using those things to sell the movie to as general of an audience as possible. Of course, I hoped the same thing about Elysium and was a little disappointed. Anyway, to hype the sci-fi spring release, Poster Posse has created some new prints focused on the titular artificially intelligent robot, and there's great work seen here.
While the 87th Academy Awards won't be revealed until February 22nd, across the pond, the BAFTAs will be happening tonight, honoring what the United Kingdom's film industry believes to be the best achievements in film in the year 2014, though with a slight skew towards films from the country itself (we definitely do the same thing here in the United States). And as we wait for the winners to be announced, you can check out these awesome posters made to honor the BAFTA nominees like The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and more. British creative agency Human After All and illustrator Malika Favre put these neo-noir pieces together for five of the nominees, and they're wonderful. Look below!
Just last fall we featured an adorable collection of artwork from a Los Angeles artist called 100% Soft. The series had a unique childlike style focused on movie MacGuffins, and now the artist, real name Truck Torrance, is back with a new exhibition at Gallery 1988 with a show called Mass Hysteria. For this series, Torrance focuses on big crowd scenes, using his signature, sweet little illustrated characters to bring scenes from The Avengers, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Kill Bill, Oldboy and more to life in a whole new way. They're almost like super cute Where's Waldo pages, and you can get your hands on some. Look!
Last year marked the 35th anniversary of Alien, the classic sci-fi horror film from Ridley Scott. There wasn't as much pomp and circumstance as their was for the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, but for fans of the film looking for some kind of commemoration, look no further than this new Mondo poster for the film designed by Tyler Stout. The print was unveiled at a special screening of Alien at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, and you'll have a chance to get ahold of your own copy at the end of this week. Of course, it's another awesome piece of work from Tyler Stout, and worthy of framing for any fan. Look!
We're just under two weeks away from seeing a new original sci-fi flick from the Wachowski siblings. Jupister Ascending looks truly out of this world, and even though it's getting dumped in February, I really hope people give it a chance, because it looks like the kind of epic, sci-fi adventure that doesn't get made anymore unless it's based on a book or comic. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, and while they've been featured on the posters for the film, some alternate poster artwork from Art Machine and Little Giant Studios make them look infinitely better than any of the official studio posters released to hype the film thus far. Why can't we get official movie posters that look this good more often? Look!
Just after we featured the Bottleneck Gallery release of Andy Fairhurt's incredible Back to the Future trilogy prints, we have another iconic trilogy getting the collectible artwork treatment over there, but this set will be much easier to get ahold of this time. Matt Ferguson has created an epic set of Lord of the Rings trilogy posters as part of his upcoming solo exhibition "Distant Lands," each representing Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King. These are just magnificent, and they're certainly a fine way to kick off a whole new year of art exhibitions at Bottleneck Gallery. Check them all out below!
Since it's 2015, we're going to get tons of Back to the Future related items throughout the year. Not only is that the year in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II, but it's also the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future. However, today we want to focus on the middle sequel, because Newsweek just did a feature story with "future consultant" Tim Flattery about some of the future technology that was imagined for the time traveling adventure follow-up. And with that story comes some concept art from Edward Eyth from items we never saw realized on the screen. Look!
There's been dozens of pieces of artwork done and featured online to commemorate the iconic time traveling classic Back to the Future. But it's been awhile since I've been so taken aback by a set of pieces like this. Artist Andy Fairhurst has a series called "Nerd's Eye View" where the imagery of a certain film is created from a bird's eye view from overheard the action. And when it comes to these prints for the entire Back to the Future trilogy, it's never worked better than this. Each print captures one of the pivotal moments where the DeLorean travels back in time, shown from where it's been to where it's going. Look!
There have been countless pieces of artwork paying tribute to some of the most popular genre films of all time. Films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park and Jaws have had nearly every facet of their cinematic worlds mined for artwork. But artist Anthony Petrie has come up with an awesome new approach to created some fantastic pieces commemorating these films. You may remember his Ghostbusters subway map in the shape of a proton pack, and now he's giving the same treatment to more of the aforementioned films with a new Gallery 1988 exhibition called Charts. Look!