Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Art of the Movie Poster: The Empire Strikes Back


J.D. said...

Love the first and last posters. The first one for its simplicity. And the last for its iconic art. Great stuff.

Will Errickson said...

I agree with J.D. That last one is simply glorious, full of the epic grandeur, adventure, and romance that makes EMPIRE easily the best of the series and the only one, AFAIC, that reaches true immortal cinematic greatness. Every now and then I run into someone who hasn't seen a STAR WARS movie--it does happen!--and I say, well, if you don't want to watch all of them, at least watch EMPIRE. And if only for Harrison Ford's delivery of two simple words!

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks JD,
Those are my favorites as well, especially the top one as I love how minimal and downright creepy it is.

Thanks Will,
Empire is easily my favorite of the series and, to my eyes, among the great American films. I'm hoping to do at least a couple of more posts on it in teh upcoming months to celebrate its anniversary.