Gorgeous Portraits Of Movie Characters & Classic Shots.

I’d like to tell you all a little bit about the magnificent paintings of cinematic classics you’re about to see but unfortunately, I know almost nothing.

Here’s what I do know: The artist seems to be called Massimo Carnevale and…that’s it!

The Great Dictator (1940):
The Great Dictator 1940

Some Like It Hot (1959):
Some Like It Hot 1959

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967):
The Fearless Vampire Killers 1967

Serpico (1973):
Serpico 1973

JAWS (1975):
JAWS 1975

Taxi Driver (1976):
Taxi Driver 1976

Saturday Night Fever (1977):
Saturday Night Fever 1977

Alien !1979):
Alien 1979

The Blues Brothers (1980):
The Blues Brothers 1980

The Elephant Man (1980):
The Elephant Man 1980

The Shining (1980):
The Shining 1980

Back To the Future (1985):
Back To The Future 1985

Brazil (1985):
Brazil 1985

Full Metal Jacket (1987):
Full Metal Jacket 1987

Point Break (1991):
Point Break 1991

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991):
The Silence Of The Lambs 1991

True Romance (1993):
True Romance 1993

The Crow (1994):
The Crow 1994

The Green Mile (1999):
The Green Mile 1999

Death Proof (2007):
Death Proof 2007

Bronson (2007):
Bronson 2007

Gran Torino (2008):
Gran Torino 2008

Machete (2010):
Machete 2010

Django unchained (2012):
Django Unchained 2012

There are a HELLUVA lot more of these wonderful paintings and they can be viewed HERE.
The original artist seems to have a blog HERE.

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Alternative Movie Posters. PART 2: Victor Hertz.

These are special.

Following on from Part I, today we have…
Pictogram Movie Posters by Viktor Hertz!

Visit Mr. Hertz’ Flickr stream HERE.

You may also be interested in…

* Amazing Minimalist Posters.
* Modern Vintage Posters Part I & Part II.

The Polishing & Scrubbing Of Robocop.

I watched “Robocop” last night.

This film came out in 1987 and that year seems like yesterday to me but watching it again proves that 1987 was in fact, a very long time ago.

I loved this film then and I love it now.
I was all ready to write about the dead on social commentary it provided of the times.
I was ready to talk about the wit of the film.
I wanted to talk about the completely over the top excessive, cartoon violence of the film.
In short,
I just wanted to explain why this film is a big shiny metal classic to me.

But no.
I’ve decided to tell you about something else instead.

A sign of the sad and depressing, joyless, politically correct world we now walk around in.

Y’see,
I hate censorship.
If you read this blog, you’ve probably noticed.

I’m very against censorship and “Robocop” has been heavily censored over the years.
Try to catch it on the T.V. sometime, the results are hilarious!

FUCK ME!” becomes “WHY ME!“,
MOTHERFUCKER!” becomes “MOTHERCRUSHER!“.

But anyways,
I was digging around the internet and found a “Scrubbed” version of “Robocop”.
Know what “Scrubbed” means?

Do you see my problem here?

I mean,
“Robocop” is pretty much all violence and profanity.
The violence is central to the plot and yet here’s some guy offering to “Scrub” this film of all those bad sweary words and remove all of those big bad guns for you.

And the funniest thing is,
It’s not even a joke!
This guy is serious about this scrubbing buisness and he puts the results up online.

My first thought was:
“HAHA! ‘Robocop’ with no violence!? That’ll be about 3 minutes long”.

And folks,
It pretty much is.

This guy even lists his scrubbed version as the Director’s Cut.
That’s just cheeky 🙂

Here’s a screen shot of what this “Scrubber” guy does to films:

Before you say “AL! That’s Fucking Ridiculous!”,
This guy has also “Scrubbed” many more films.

Here’s a list of some of the other films he has “edited to remove profanity, nudity and excessive violence“:

The Terminator“.
Back To The Future“.
JAWS“.
Jurassic Park“.
Ghostbusters“.
Total Recall“.
Shaun Of The Dead“.

The list goes on but I can’t because it’s too ridiculous. 🙂

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