Lee Van Cleef
Lee van Cleef, Colorado, Sergio Sollima, 1966
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As CLINT EASTWOOD
is about to release his 39th movie as Director, The 15:17 To Paris, I wanted to highlight some of his movies, both as Director and Actor, thru the angle of one of my favorite movie poster format, i.e. the italian FOTOBUSTA in this 10 part Blog.
Wrongly translated as the Italian lobby card, the fotobusta is a colorful movie poster printed on glossy paper and part of a larger set comprising of between 4 to 16 posters, each with unique images and vivid colors, sometimes augmented by a double fotobusta called soggettone (or 1 Foglio/1F). The complete sets are now extremely hard to find and make it a joy when doing when finding them.
We start with the last two movies of The Man With No Name trilogy directed by Sergio Leone
Director: Sergio Leone
Above are two complete fotobusta movie posters set of 4 posters each printed for the 1969 rerelease of the 2 movies. They are augmented by the two soggettone (1F) posters. Click on each poster image for details
The posters above courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY
One name is as good as another. Not wise to use your own name. Like you! I’ll bet they don’t call you Angel Eyes!
One of the tropes of Westerns is you have an experienced gunfighter who meets the young cowpoke who has some mission that he has to accomplish, and it’s the old, experienced gunfighter who teaches him the tricks of the trade [… that’s in] most of Lee Van Cleef’s spaghetti Westerns that aren’t with Sergio Leone – that’s kind of Van Cleef’s role. (Quentin Tarantino, interview, Dec 2012)
It’s very easy with the camera to show the positive side of something.
— Sergio Leone
Watercolor in progress..
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