Monday, December 19, 2011

Movie Poster Mondays

French poster for CLEOPATRA (1963)

Not a big fan of this film but I always loved this poster


jim said...

Great poster. Don't know if this story is true or not, but I read where "Sexy Rexy" threatened to go to court because he was not originally featured in the poster artwork.

Can't really blame Rex, either. His performance IS the outstanding performance & he truly deserved his Oscar nomination. The movie dies when Caesar dies. Whatever Taylor & Burton had going on in "real life", most certainly did not transfer to the big screen. lol

PEPLUM cinema said...

Interesting stuff

Anonymous said...

Jim's comment of 12/20/11 is correct: Harrison's contract guaranteed his image to be shown in all posters. There's a very interesting article in "Vanity Fair's Hollwood" about the making of Cleopatra that I urge everyone to read, it's a very informative chapter about the making of this movie.