Thursday, December 2, 2010

Poster of the Week

Germany makes its Poster of the Week debut with an entry that's both fantastical and vaguely disturbing. Scarlett surveys the war dead during the siege of Atlanta... while the superimposed head of Rhett Butler looms in the background. Is it a metaphor for the omnipresent role Rhett plays in Scarlett's life--or just a case of questionable unique poster art? You be the judge.

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  1. Is it just me or do Scarlett look more like Judy Garland - Wizard of Oz rather than miss O'Hara?

    When is the poster from? it looks rather sinister - though Rhett have a slight sparkle in the eye that break this mood a bit and says I know something you don't...

  2. Hi Merovia! This was one that I couldn't track down a date for, unfortunately. But to me at least, it doesn't look like much of the other poster art work I've seen from the 30s or 40s. So I'd place it later, probably 1950s or after.

  3. I must admit, this picture of Gable has got me all weak and tingly. I was so struck by him that I haven't even glanced at Scarlett. Typical.


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