Celebrities are already lining up for the ‘Cinema Six’ screening on Monday…
I found this poster on eBay a few weeks ago, it claimed to be original but was only $20 (including shipping) which is hundreds of dollars less than any other Buñuel poster I’ve ever come across. The seller was reputable and had lots of other original movie posters, so I bought it. It’s definitely an original, the paper is old and a little yellowed and you can tell the creases have been there for a long time.
The “Academy Award Winner” text seemed really weird to me, at first I thought that maybe they were referring to Buñuel as the “Academy Award Winner” and this poster was released after his (though, technically, France’s) win for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoise. However that didn’t happen until 1973 and the GP rating had been turned into PG by that time. (Though it’s possible Cambit wasn’t totally up-to-date on MPAA Policy.)
So I think it most likely refers to the fact that Tristana was nominated for Best Foreign Film, meaning it was selected by Spain to represent the country at the Oscars- which, I guess, is technically a “win” especially if you’re desperately trying to market a Buñuel film to the exploitation market.
But you might be right and the folks at Cambit were just being really optimistic and got a run of posters printed before the ceremony but then never used them? It would explain why almost all the images of this poster I’ve seen online have crease marks on them as if they were all stored in a box for the last 40 years.
US poster for TRISTANA (Luis Buñuel, Spain, 1970)
This has to be an unused poster because Tristana did NOT win an Academy Award. It was nominated for Best Foreign Film in 1971 but lost to Elio Petri’s Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion. The poster says that it was released in the USA by sexploitation distributor Cambist Films (1964-1978), but according to IMDb and this alternative US poster it was actually distributed by Maron Films. Does anyone know the story behind this?
Poster source: MovieGoods
Morning Links With Cinema Six, Boogie Board Dog
Here’s the trailer for Cinema Six, an indie premiering at the Dallas International Film Festival. You may note the FilmDrunk shirt worn by one of the characters. |FilmThreat| MORNING LINKS […]
‘Cinema Six’ on FilmDrunk!
“Watch The ‘Cinema Six’ Trailer Or I’ll Cut You” - Screen Junkies
Cinema Six (2012)
Written & Directed by Mark Potts & Cole Selix
Starring: John Merriman, Mark Potts, Brand Rackley, Byron Brown, Lindsey Newell, Heather Wallis, Madi Goff, Barry Corbin
Produced by Don Swaynos, Nick Tankersley, Kelly Williams
Executive Producer: Reilly Smith
More press for the trailer: This time from the Austin Chronicle with the awesomely titled story Don Swaynos, Superhero.
“But if I was a praying man, I would be praying that Don Swaynos’ Pictures of Superheroes and Mark Potts and Cole Selix’s Cinema Six will get accepted into SXSW 2012, because if I have to wait much longer to see either of those films I am going to freakin’ explode!” - Don Simpson, Film School Rejects
The world premiere of Six Hundred and Forty-One Slates will be February 9th at the Berlin International Director’s Lounge:
thurs 9 10:30pm
pictured: Maurizio Von Trapp GB Matador
Nicolas Ramel FR A/V Sketch#5 40s 2011 | World Premiere
Miron Zownir DE Valuev vs Violence 2 min 20s 2006
Don Swaynos US Six Hundred and Forty-One Slates 1 min 46s 2011| World Premiere
Malcolm Sutherland Umbra 5 min 35s…
Six Hundred and Forty-One Slates (2012)
My experimental short film, Six Hundred and Forty-One Slates, is going to have it’s world premiere February 9th at the Berlin International Director’s Lounge and it’s US Premiere a few days later at the Strange Beauty Film Festival on February 16th. You can see the full Strange Beauty line-up over at Bad Lit.