Monday, May 30, 2016

Movie Poster Mondays

Yugoslavian poster for CAESAR AGAINST THE PIRATES

Gordon Mitchell is spelt Micel. Abe Lane is featured more prominently. Different design from the usual Italian stuff. Fun film.


Scott Ochiltree said...

Most interesting. I assume the Yugoslav era poster is from what is now Croatia or Slovenia, as Serbia always used the Cyrillic alphabet.

During Tito's rule the regime claimed that Serbo-Croatian was essentially one language which could be written in either the Latin or Cyrillic alphabet.

Once Tito died that pretense did not last long.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the Serbian language itself uses both Cyrillic and Latin script depending on context, see this interesting link:

All of the Yugoslavian film posters on this site are in Latin script. Presumably then, the Latin script was the one with the widest recognition for all the language groups within Yugoslavia at the time.

Anonymous said...

That's GORDON MIČEL with a Č giving the correct 'ch' pronunciation, while in the case of 'dzh' the director Sergio Grieco is written as SERĐJIO GRIEKO.