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IROZEME (1970) - BLOG #100: MY FAVORITE JAPANESE MOVIE POSTERS (Part 7)

The power of an image will always trump its meaning especially when it is in a foreign language you understand nothing about yet you still manage to grab the essence of

That is the Art of the Japanese movie poster art and fonts which very often creates an instant emotion with its powerful beauty.

Perfect example with this poster for a 1970 sex movie featuring two Japanese geishas suspended in air about to kiss each other with very elegant font on the right side. Love it!

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The poster above courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY

Le MEPRIS (Contempt) (1963) - BLOG #100: MY FAVORITE JAPANESE MOVIE POSTERS (Part 18)

Brigitte Bardot’s best movie (after La verite - The Truth) and definitely the one she is at her most sensual exposing her sumptuous curves for our pleasure.

The 1963 French movie directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Jack Palance and Michel Piccoli was filmed in Capri and most of the scenes were shot in natural outside allowing Bardot to flaunt her naked body graced by the sun.

The very rare original Japanese poster above obviously highlights both her facial and posterior beauty…but in an act of censorship, the Japanese designers added a mauve panty to hide her glorious derriere!!!

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The poster above courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY

Z (Zed) (1969) - YVES MONTAND & SIMONE SIGNORET movie posters (Part 9)

While notoriously unfaithful with women, YVES MONTAND was on the contrary very loyal with his friends and fellow actors and directors. He acted in 3 different movies with Greek born director Costa Gavras. After Compartiment tueurs (see Part 1), they reunited in what is most likely one of the best political movies ever made

Set in an unnamed southern European country (filmed in Algeria but clearly meant to be Greece), Z tells the story of an honest politician (Montand) fighting against the power of a military regime and its judicial repression who is ultimately being assassinated.

Acting is once again superb with a stellar cast: Irene Papas, Charles Denner and Jean-Louis Trintignant as the dark judge and the movie rightfully won the best Foreign movie Oscar in 1970. Check the trailer here and let’s not forget the wonderful score by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis

Above is the rare US half sheet poster focusing on the thriller side of the movie

All other YVES MONTAND and SIMONE SIGNORET posters can be found here (Montand) and here (Signoret)

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The poster above courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY