A film poster is a poster used to promote and advertise a film. Studios often print several posters that vary in size and content for various domestic and they normally contain an image with text. Todays posters often feature photographs of the main actors, prior to the 1990s, illustrations instead of photos were far more common. The text on film posters usually contains the title in large lettering. It may also include a tagline, the name of the director, names of characters, film posters are displayed inside and on the outside of movie theaters, and elsewhere on the street or in shops. The same images appear in the film exhibitors pressbook and may also be used on websites, DVD packaging, flyers, advertisements in newspapers and magazines, film posters have been used since the earliest public exhibitions of film. They began as outside placards listing the programme of films to be shown inside the hall or movie theater, by the early 1900s, they began to feature illustrations of a film scene or an array of overlaid images from several scenes. Other posters have used artistic interpretations of a scene or even the theme of the film, as an economy measure, the NSS regularly recycled posters that were returned, sending them back out to be used again at another theater. During this time, a film could stay in circulation for several years and those posters which were not returned were often thrown away by the theater owner, but some found their way into the hands of collectors. Today there is a thriving market in film posters, some have become very valuable. The record price for a poster was set on November 15,2005 when $690,000 was paid for a poster of Fritz Langs 1927 film Metropolis from the Reel Poster Gallery in London. The 1931 Frankenstein six-sheet poster, of only one copy is known to exist, is considered to be the most valuable film poster in the world. Over the years, old Bollywood posters, especially with hand-painted art, have become collectors items, occasionally, rare film posters have been found being used as insulation in attics and walls. In 2011,33 film posters, including a Dracula Style F one-sheet, from 1930-1931 were discovered in an attic in Berwick, Pennsylvania, as a result of market demand, some of the more popular older film posters have been reproduced either under license or illegally. Although the artwork on reproductions is the same as originals, reproductions can often be distinguished by size, printing quality, several websites on the Internet offer authentication tests to distinguish originals from reproductions. Original film posters distributed to theaters and other venues by the movie studios are never sold directly to the public. However, most modern posters are produced in quantities and often become available for purchase by collectors indirectly through various secondary markets such as eBay. Accordingly, most modern posters are not as valuable, however some recent posters, such as the recalled Pulp Fiction Lucky Strike U. S. one sheet poster, are quite rare
Terence Hill is an Italian actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer. Hill started his career as an actor and went on to multiple starring roles in action and comedy films, many with longtime film partner. During the height of his popularity Hill was among Italys highest-paid actors, hills most widely seen films include comic and standard Westerns all´Italiana, some based on popular novels by German author Karl May about the American West. Of these, the most famous are Lo chiamavano Trinità and Il mio nome è Nessuno and his film Django, Prepare a Coffin, shot in 1968 by director Ferdinando Baldi, and co-starring Horst Frank and George Eastman, was featured at the 64th Venice Film Festival in 2007. Hill was born on 29 March 1939 in Venice, Italy, hills mother, Hildegard Girotti, was a German, from Dresden, his father, Girolamo Girotti, was Italian, and a chemist by occupation. During his childhood, Hill lived in the town of Lommatzsch, Germany, He was there through the end of World War II. He was discovered by Italian filmmaker Dino Risi at a meet at the age of 12. His early roles also included Gli sbandati, after 27 movies in Italy, Hill secured a major film role in Luchino Viscontis The Leopard. In 1964, he returned to Germany and there appeared in a series of Heimatfilmen, adventure and western films, in 1967, he returned to Italy to act in God Forgives. His film Django, Prepare a Coffin was shot in 1968, by director Ferdinando Baldi, it co-starred Horst Frank, there is a persistent rumour that he took his last name, Hill, from his wifes maiden name, but this is incorrect for it was Zwicklbauer. In the following years, he starred in action and Spaghetti Westerns, together with longtime colleague. The pair made a number of Italian Westerns and other films together, and were notable for their comedy films, successful not only in Italy. Many of these have alternate titles, depending upon the country, possibly their most famous film is the 1971 western They Call Me Trinity and the 1972 sequel Trinity Is Still My Name. Hill has stated in interviews that My Name Is Nobody, in which he co-starred with Henry Fonda, is his favorite of all his films. His first American films were Mr. Billion and March or Die, Hill is married to Lori Hill née Zwicklbauer. He has two sons, Jess and Ross, Ross was killed in a car accident in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in winter of 1990, while Terence was preparing to film Lucky Luke on the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has directed several films as well as several television productions, List of Italian actors List of people from Veneto Official website Terence Hill at the Internet Movie Database
Carlo Pedersoli, professionally known as Bud Spencer, was an Italian actor, professional swimmer and water polo player. He is known for roles with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. The duo garnered world acclaim and attracted millions to theater seats, Spencer and Hill appeared in, produced and directed over 20 films together. A successful swimmer in his youth, he obtained a degree in law, Spencer also became a certified commercial airline and helicopter pilot, and supported and funded many childrens charities, including the Spencer Scholarship Fund. Son of Alessandro Pedersoli and Rosa Facchetti, Carlo Pedersoli was born on 31 October 1929 in Santa Lucia, Pedersoli started school in 1935, along with De Crescenzo. He played several sports and showed an aptitude for swimming, winning prizes, in 1940, due to his fathers work, he moved to Rome, where he attended high school and joined a swimming club. He finished school before his birthday with the highest marks and enrolled at Sapienza University of Rome. In January 1947, the moved to South America and Pedersoli discontinued his studies. From 1947 to 1949, he worked in the Italian consulate in Recife, Brazil, Pedersoli returned to Italy in 1949 to play water polo in Rome for Società Sportiva Lazio Nuoto and won the Italian swimming championships in freestyle and mixed relay teams. As a professional swimmer in his youth, Spencer was the first Italian to swim the 100 m freestyle in less one minute when on 19 September 1950 he swam the distance in 59.5 s in Salsomaggiore. In the 1951 Mediterranean Games in Alexandria, he won a medal in the same 100 m freestyle event. Pedersoli participated in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, four years later, in Melbourne, he also entered the semi-finals in the same category. As a water polo player, he won the Italian Championship in 1954 with S. S. Lazio and his swimming career ended abruptly in 1957. On 17 January 2005, he was awarded the Caimano doro by the Italian Swimming Federation, on 24 January 2007, he received swimming and water polo coach diplomas from the Italian Swimming Federations president Paolo Barelli. Pedersolis first film role was in Quel fantasma di mio marito, in 1951 he played a member of the Praetorian Guard in Quo Vadis, an epic film shot in Italy made by MGM and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. In 1960, after the Summer Olympic games, Pedersoli married Maria Amato and he signed a contract with RCA Records to write lyrics for singers such as Ornella Vanoni and Nico Fidenco and soundtracks. In the following years, his son Giuseppe was born, followed by Cristiana, his contract with RCA expired, Pedersoli became a producer of documentaries for the national public broadcasting company RAI. In 1967 film director Giuseppe Colizzi offered him a role in God Forgives, on the set Pedersoli met another unknown young actor, Mario Girotti
Dana Ghia is an Italian former actress, singer and model. During her acting career, Ghia was sometimes credited as Ghia Arlen, born Felicita Ghia in Milan, Ghia started her career as a runway model. She debuted as a singer in 1953, during a student show, shorty later Ghia started appearing as a vocalist in several RAI variety shows, and recording several singles. Between 1963 and 1977 she appeared in a number of films and TV-series, dana Ghia at the Internet Movie Database
Harry Carey Jr.
Henry George Dobe Carey Jr. known as Harry Carey Jr. was an American actor. He appeared in more than 90 films, including several John Ford Westerns, Carey was born in the Saugus neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California, the son of actor Harry Carey and actress Olive Carey. As a child, he learned to speak Navajo and his maternal grandfather was vaudeville entertainer George Fuller Golden. As a boy, he was nicknamed Dobe, short for adobe and he grew up on his parents ranch in Santa Clarita, they had horses and cattle. His family ranch was turned into a historic park by the Los Angeles County and was named Tesoro Adobe Park. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and he was a United States medical corpsman, but was later assigned to do work in motion pictures. For this assignment, he worked with John Ford on films for the U. S. Military, both of his parents had appearances in Fords films as well. After the war, however, he attempted a career to avoid acting. He married Marilyn Fix, daughter of actor Paul Fix, in 1944, the couple went on to have four children. Carey began acting in the John Ford Stock Company with his father, Carey collaborated frequently with director John Ford, who was a close friend. He appeared in such notable Ford films as 3 Godfathers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and he became a respected character actor like his father. He made four films with director Howard Hawks, the first was Red River, which featured both Carey and his father in separate scenes, followed by Monkey Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Rio Bravo. Carey is credited in Rio Bravo, but his scenes were cut, Carey speculated that Hawks either did not like Careys outfit or cut the scene because Carey addressed Hawks as Howard instead of Mr. Hawks. Carey also collaborated with John Wayne with whom he made nine films and he got to work with Wayne first in Red River and last in Cahill U. S. Marshal. Red River also starred Careys father, although they were not in any scenes together and he also starred in nice films alongside Ben Johnson including Rio Grande and Cherry 2000. Between 1955 and 1957, Carey appeared as ranch counselor Bill Burnett in the serial Spin and Marty, a DVD version of The Adventures of Spin & Marty was released in December 2005 as part of the Walt Disney Treasures series. Carey was interviewed by Leonard Maltin on the 50th anniversary of the debut as a DVD bonus feature. In the 1960s, Carey appeared on such series as Have Gun - Will Travel
Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
Guido and Maurizio De Angelis are Italian musicians. The brothers were born in Rocca di Papa, near Rome, Guido de Angelis in 1944 and their musical career started in 1963, where, after successfully publishing an LP, they became arrangers for RCA Italiana. Their success led to many albums in which they composed, arranged. The De Angelis brothers were among the most prolific Italian musicians of the 1970s, in fact, they were forced to use different names for many of their projects to avoid over-saturating the market. One of these was Oliver Onions, which became the name they were mostly identified with. The Roland Kaiser version was number one in the Netherlands. Although they released many albums, it is for their soundtrack work for which the De Angelis brothers are best known. Their song Dune Buggy for the 1974 film Watch Out, Were Mad reached the top of the charts in Europe, in 1978, they did an alternate version of the title song for The Return of the Saint TV show starring Ian Ogilvy. Their Taking It Easy was used in the European versions of the show and they are also known for their work on animated series, having composed original songs for Italian-dubbed anime and European series. In November 2007, they gave their first concert in 25 years at the Lucca Comics Festival and their theme for Zorro, Zorro Is Back, was featured in Wes Andersons Bottle Rocket, and their song Goodbye My Friend featured on the soundtrack to Faster. Oliver Onions discography, forum, and marketplace at Discogs Guido De Angelis at the Internet Movie Database Maurizio De Angelis at the Internet Movie Database