What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 24 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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It’s not quite the smell of napalm, but a brand new screen-printed poster smells pretty sweet too. Experience it yourself as one of our favorite artists, Tim Doyle, has just completed a set of posters for Francis Ford Coppola‘s classic Vietnam film Apocalypse Now to go with an upcoming screening at the Astor Theatre in Australia. The regular red version and gorgeous variant “Night on the River” version are on sale now at TommyGood.com. See the full images, find out when they’ll go on sale and more after the jump. Read More »
Artist Tim Doyle talks his The Vietnam War Movie Memorial art:
“I was asked to participate in an artshow that is also a fundraiser for a documentary about VHS art, and this is the piece I created for it. VHS will always hold a special place in my memory. … Recently I had to re-watch Full Metal Jacket and another Vietnam War movie for poster assignments (the second one is not yet released, fyi) and I got to thinking about how much of our understanding of war in this country is filtered through the for-profit lens of Hollywood. And frankly, I think it’s gross. Multi-million dollar star vehicles showing us all how awful war is, but still with a slight sense of humor and a moral at the end, and the star never comes home with a permanent brain injury or a lost limb. It’s these celluloid fantasies that help shape and sell the narrative of how we in America “understand” what’s going on in all those other countries we can’t spell properly. Many of us here don’t even personally know the name of a soldier serving now, much less one that has died in a past conflict. Do I hate war movies? Heck no. They can be great fun, great social commentary, and depress the hell out of you. They can also exploit, lie, and whitewash. But no one should ever mistake them for what they are- complete fiction. Even the ‘true’ stories aren’t really true. So all of the above was kicking around in my head when I created the above piece. I hope it offends the right people and the original intended message comes through. “
Nakatomiinc is selling a 18×24 hand printed silkscreen print of Doyle’s Vietnam War Memorial, signed and numbered in an artist’s edition of 50.
Earlier this year, floods raged across Nashville, Tennessee. Families were displaced, homes were destroyed and according to Newsweek, more than 30 people were killed with about $1 billion in damages. It was a national tragedy. Out of tragedy, though, comes the best of us. One example is an online raffle that’s being run by The Kharma Initiative. Organized by Lost fan Myrna Irene Brown-Kainth, it’s to benefit The Wayman Family, whose home was devastated in the floods, and features some amazing prizes ranging from an incredibly sought after Locke’s Secret print by Olly Moss that was personally signed and donated by Damon Lindelof, an original Lost sketch by Tim Doyle all the way down to collectible busts and figures from Star Wars, Iron Man and more. For more information, visit The Kharma Initiative or just click here to donate. But hurry up! The raffle ends October 24. We’ve got more of the prizes, many of which we’ve written about on the site, after the jump. Read More »
A movie poster exhibit recently opened in Montreal, Canada and it comes complete with three beautiful new prints. The exhibit is called “J’ai tué le photographe” (which translates to “I killed the photographer”) and it runs through October 30 at the Cinema du Parc. The three prints made for the show are Oldboy by Rhys Cooper, Full Metal Jacket by Tim Doyle and El Topo by Martin Ansin. Cooper, Doyle and Ansin have each been featured numerous times on /Film and are just a few of the artists working to prove that specially designed movie posters are back in a big way. Hit the jump to see the posters, get info on how to buy them and read more about the exhibit. Read More »
Fans of the 1982 Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner have some money to spend. The Astor Theater in Australia, which recently put out some awesome posters for Die Hard and Predator, is screening the film from September 30-October 3 and their partner site Tommy Good had artists Tim Doyle and Godmachine create really sick poster prints for the occasion.
Doyle’s is a 12×25 with “transparent glossy rain effect over the whole thing” and Godmachine’s is a 18×24. The posters won’t go on sale until after October 3, so be sure to sign up at Tommy Good to be alerted. Hit the jump to check out both beautiful prints. Read More »
If you don’t recognize Tim Doyle‘s name, then you haven’t been paying attention. We’ve featured the Texas-based artist numerous times on the site over the past few years.
His latest is a poster for the classic action film Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. Doyle was commissioned to create the artwork for a cinema in Australia called the Astor Theatre which screens classic films regularly. Die Hard is part of a double feature with another classic 80′s action film, Predator. The Astor Theatre hired Godmachine to create a poster for that sci-fi action flick. Check out both posters after the jump, along with more information on how you can get your hands on one of these limited edition prints.
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We’ve posted a lot of artist Tim Doyle‘s artwork on the site in past editions of cool stuff. Heck, I have a bunch of his artwork hanging on the walls of /Film HQ. His latest is a Breaking Bad-inspired print titled “The Cook.” The art measures 12×24, is printed with 4 colors with 2 split fountains, and is signed and numbered in an edition of 150. There is also a wood variant also available in a small edition of 10. Hit the jump to see the full image and a photo of the wooden variant. Head over to the Nakatomi store to buy it now, while still available.
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