Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Art of the Movie Poster: Alligator

POSTER - ALLIGATOR (ITALIAN)

Fueled by a terrific John Sayles script, energetic direction by Lewis Teague and a typically awesome leading turn by Robert Forster, Alligator is a real favorite. This Spanish poster is almost cooler than the film itself, which is saying a lot.

6 comments:

Neil Sarver said...

Yeah, I think it might be cooler. But I'd be very happy to watch the real movie and the movie promised on this poster as a double-feature.

Jeremy Richey said...

Well said Neil. I would as well!

Amanda By Night said...

I met Robert Forster and had him sign a Spanish lobby card for this movie, among other things. The picture was of him in a police barricade and the titles were in Spanish. I'm pretty positive he didn't recognize what movie it was. He just kind of stared at it for a second, like "How did I end up in this picture?"

He was SO nice and it was a great experience! Alligator is one of my Forster faves, and trust me, there are plenty!

Jeremy Richey said...

Amanda,
I bow to your greatness for having met Forster. He's one of my favorites and I am very envious. Thanks for sharing the experience!

Mucknmire said...

I love this poster!

Erich Kuersten said...

You're so right about this poster - and I think back to the original art for ORCA and Dino's KONG as well -- nowadays the ALLIGATOR poster would be a big close-up of Forster's face, or still waters with a single eye peeping up and a dumb tag line like "He'll see you later."