The Best Movie and TV Posters of 2011
Posted on December 1st, 2011 | By:
I’ve been picking what I think are the best movie posters of the year each year since 2006. And while I’ve always been able to find many interesting movie posters, it wasn’t until recently that posters for TV series started catching my attention. So, this year, I’ve decided to include TV posters in this “best of” list. Goodbye “The Best Movie Posters of the Year” and hello to “The Best Movie and TV Posters of the Year.”
The best poster of the year is actually a series of posters for the movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Beyond Bond: Alt-Spy Dramas Swap Angst for Action
Posted on November 28th, 2011 | By: Bert Ehrmann
It’s a gray day in London and two men in suits contemplate chess pieces crowned with crumpled photographs of double agents employed by Britain’s secret spy service, code-named “The Circus.”“There’s a rotten apple,” whispers curmudgeonly MI6 boss Control played by John Hurt to his underling. “And we have to find it.”It’s not Tom Cruise dangling from the world’s tallest office building, but the mind games played in upcoming espionage thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy prove every bit as riveting — and a hell of a lot more realistic — than the shoot-’em-ups we’ve come to expect from Hollywood spy spectacles.
via Beyond Bond: Alt-Spy Dramas Swap Angst for Action | Underwire | Wired.com.
Mini-series to Movie Magic
Posted on November 17th, 2011 | By:
There’s been a bit of a trend over the last decade of short-run British TV mini-series being turned into feature films. One of the early of these British mini-series to be turned to feature film was the six episode series Traffik (1989) that was adapted as the film Traffic (2000).
Traffik presents a global heroin trade that starts in places like Pakistan, winds its way up through Europe and finally ends in the streets of Great Britain.