Always the director who responds to social protests and moral fervour in his subjects, Lumet was, and remains, fulsome in his praise for Pacino: Al felt the same sense of obligation to the material that I did, which was part of the reason for his sensational performance. The other part is build into him as an actor. There are only a handful of actors who are literally incapable of doing anything false, and Al is one of them.
He never says, "I can't do what you ask because it would not be true to me." He simply gets into a character and doesn't come out.
Chapter 9 (To The Door)
Book: A Life On The Wire
Writer: Andrew Yule
Robert De Niro on the set of Taxi Driver, 1976.
“Kit made a solemn vow that he would always stand beside me and let nothing come between us. He wrote this out in writing, put the paper in a box with some of our little tokens and things, then sent it off in a balloon he’d found while on the garbage route. His heart was filled with longing as he watched it drift off. Something must’ve told him that we’d never live these days of happiness again, that they were gone forever.” -Badlands 1973
#badlands #70s #movies #70smovies #vintagemovies
During the filming of 'The Boy in the Plastic Bubble' (1976) he fell in love with Diana Hyland, 18 years older. She died of cancer in his arms in 1977.
I’ve recently become obsessed with a movie called “Phantom of the Paradise.” It’s like a cross between Rocky Horror Picture Show and Phantom of the Opera. If you’re into slightly bizarre 70’s movies it’s totally worth a watch! 🍿🎟📽
The film was shot in reverse order. Al Pacino began with long hair and a beard, then for each scene, his hair and beard were trimmed bit by bit until he became clean-cut.
Photographer Adger W. Cowens surveys the scene as Jerry Schatzberg directs Al Pacino and Kitty Winn in The Panic In Needle Park. Owens did the still photography for Schatzberg's 1970 debut, Puzzle of a Downfall Child, and later for Pacino's 1989 comeback, Sea of Love, directed by Harold Becker 📸
Director: Arthur Hiller
Typeface: Customised Tiffany Heavy, Benguiat Condensed Medium
Nightwing is another late 70s Jaws clone, though at least has the distinction of being based on the 1977 thriller written by Martin Cruz Smith. Special effects are by horror luminary Carlo Rambaldi (who worked on Alien in the same year, and also has credits on Dune, Conan, ET, Close Encounters and King Kong, among many other classics). The poster artwork is great, maybe a little on the subtle side, but I think it's worth it. The typography combines two Ed Benguiat classics, both gothic in their own rights – the tagline and credits in Benguiat Condensed Medium (the condensed being so much more usable than the regular width for my money), and what I'm pretty sure is a heavily modified variation of Tiffany heavy for the logotype. The main differences are a general squaring off of the curved elements, extending the angled strokes found on the bottom of the N and W to the top of the W, and a curious but effective angling of the upright of the G.
#nightwing #arthurhiller #tiffany #edbenguiat #1979 #horror #benguiat #itc
#70smovies #70sfilms #films #movies #typography #70sfilmposters #70smovieposters #graphicdesign #artdirection #typefaces #fonts #70s #seventies #design #posters #postertypography #advertising #typedesign #logo #logodesign #branding #keyart
"Well, sometimes I think if I had done such and such or hadn't done such and such, that I never would've met Bobby. But that's not the point, is it? I mean, I would've met Bobby always. Some Bobby or another; I was looking for him. I don't know if you understand what I mean, but, uh, Bobby made me feel necessary." 💉💔
"I don't much like talking about myself. But I'm a Pisces, I daydream a lot, I go with the tide. We're very mutable, we flow, you know what I mean?" ♓ If you're a Pisces celebrating your birthday today, you share it with Kitty Winn. ❤ I wish there were a long list of films for me to draw on for this post; sadly, Kitty has spent more time away from the screen than on it. But what she did in Needle Park amounts to the work of 50 movies. It's not the kind of story to curl up with on a rainy day like today, but they're both amazing in it. Happy 74th, Kitty!
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Diane Keaton on Al Pacino: •She tells PEOPLE she “had a crush” on Pacino when they worked together on The Godfather in 1971. Once they became a couple, “I was mad for him. Charming, hilarious, a nonstop talker,” says Keaton, who looks back her at life in pictures in the new issue of PEOPLE. “There was an aspect of him that was like a lost orphan, like this kind of crazy idiot savant. And oh, gorgeous!”
When he wouldn’t commit to marriage, she gave him an ultimatum, and it was over. “I worked hard on that one. I went about it in not a perfect way.” ## .
#dianekeaton #alpacino #alpacinofan #alpaçino #movie #movies #godfather #throwback #nostalgia #robertdeniro #retrofuck #retro #likenkother #Legend #legendarymovies #repost #loststories #onceuponatime #america #italian #people #celebritystories #hollywoodcouple #70s #70smovies #godfathers #francisfordcopola #mariopuzo #marlonbrando
During production, Al Pacino reportedly only slept a couple hours a night, ate sparingly, and would sometimes take cold showers; this was in order to emphasize Sonny's disheveled, exhausted and yet wired appearance.
Movie: Dog Day Afternoon
The African Elephant
Director: Simon Trevor
Typeface: Gill Sans Extra Bold Display, Gill Sans Bold, Optima Demi
Not a film I know of, but it sounds like The African Elephant is one of the significant precursors to todays nature documentaries, Whilst Nanook of the North from 1922 is considered the originator, this still precedes even the first series of Attenborough's Life on Earth by some years, and must have been one of the few opportunities to see exotic animals in full-colour in an age where most homes were yet to switch from black and white television. The poster is rather grand, leading with an uncredited illustration of the elephant in question, and pairing a couple of classics for the type – specifically Gill Sans Bold (all-caps) for the tagline (though those G's look a little off, and dare I say slightly more balanced than Gill's original designs), Gill Sans Extra Bold Display (in U&lc) for the titling, and Optima Demi for the credits.
#theafricanelephant #nature #gillsans #simontrevor #1971 #documentary
#70smovies #70sfilms #films #movies #typography #70smoviepostertypography #70sfilmpostertypography #70sfilmposters #70smovieposters #graphicdesign #artdirection #typefaces #fonts #70s #seventies #design #posters #postertypography #advertising #typedesign #logo #logodesign #branding #keyart
Falling asleep to this masterpiece tonight.
I was tagged by @qknown
to post my favorite movies to watch while stoned.
Up in Smoke (1978)
Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The original "The Stepford wives" from 1975 is a great horror/thriller with great suspense based on a book from the same writer as Rosemary's baby Ira Levin. So original what this man came up with! Both books are "must reads" . Both movies are "must sees" 😉 The remake with Merryl Streep was not bad if you can get over the fact that they made a comedy instead, I felt very disappointed at first but when I saw it again a few years later, I could live with it.
I rate the original 9/10. "Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents." #Stepfordwives #onetowatch #70smovies #suspensemovie #bestmovie #oldmovies #movierating #horrorflick #iralevin #bryanforbes
Director: George McCowan
Typeface: Custom, News Gothic Regular / Narrow, Standard Extra-bold Condensed / Extended Light, Helvetica Regular / Bold
Designer: Unknown (Agency: Diener-Hauser)
Back to a little animal-themed horror, with a poster courtesy of stalwarts Diener-Hauser. Featuring a young Sam Elliott, Frogs is notable for the fact that, of all the animal kills in the movie, none actually feature a frog. The poster does though, and that's what's important to us right now. Cracking photo, with some pretty ahead-of-its-time retouching for the hand effect, and a lovely piece of gooey hand-drawn type for the titling. Things get a little murky after that as we've got a further six styles of text hovering somewhere in the gothic/grotesque sans ballpark. I'm 100% sure I haven't nailed the selections, but it looks like something News Gothic adjacent for the introductory copy, with a smaller smattering of Helvetica (or similar) later on, looking at the neo-grotesque curves of the legs on the R. The condensed and extended copy could easily be in cuts of Standard (a Swiss face from the 50s, digitised by Castle between 1991 and 2011) but whether or not those weights were introduced for the digitised versions or before, is a mystery. In short, this could be six variants of the same typeface, or six different ones entirely.
#frogs #georgemccowan #dienerhauser #newsgothic #1972 #horror #helvetica
#70smovies #70sfilms #films #movies #typography #70sfilmpostertypography #70sfilmposters #70smovieposters #graphicdesign #artdirection #typefaces #fonts #70s #seventies #design #posters #postertypography #advertising #typedesign #logo #logodesign #branding #keyart
Check out this gameboy from the 70s 😱