100 new poster acquisitions, looking back at Bertolucci & Roeg and looking forward to Christmas
Dear Friends & Movie Lovers:
Hello from Hollywood, and Happy Holidays. I want to start by saying thanks to everyone who has helped to make this Film/Art's best year ever, and we are especially grateful for the successful launch of the Saul Bass Archive, which has been - and will continue to be - a major focus of our energy and passion with lots of amazing new items that we will continue to release in the months and years ahead.
Before we get to our new batch of acquisitions, I want to take a moment to celebrate the lives and careers of two major filmmakers that the world lost this week: Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci. Bertolucci was a born director who completed two major feature films by the age of 25. After his international breakthrough with THE CONFORMIST, he had a sensational success with LAST TANGO IN PARIS and won an Oscar for THE LAST EMPORER. He left us with some unforgettable, breathtakingly beautiful works of film art. See our Bertolucci posters here; posters for Roeg's films are here
Roeg didn't direct a feature until age 40, having worked his way up the ranks from studio gofer to cinematographer on films such as PETULIA. Using his skills as a cameraman along with impressionistic, fractured editing rhythms, he became a master of mood and atmosphere: the decadence of PERFORMANCE, the sodden, sensual doom in DON'T LOOK NOW, the alienation of David Bowie's MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, a parched, otherworldly Australian Outback in WALKABOUT. He engaged all the senses and his best work had a way of getting (and staying) under your skin.
FROM THE ARCHIVE
The Saul Bass Archive @Film/Art Gallery will be releasing a new group of items next week, including rare, never-before-offered pieces, some of which will make wonderful holiday gifts. Cards, publications, posters and some fun surprises that we're very excited to share. Stay tuned!