Monday, February 24th 2014
It's amazing how many different movie posters for a single movie are created. Between multiple taglines, releases, and languages. It's no wonder there are so many posters. The ionic 1968 cult-classic Bullitt starting legendary Steve McQueen is no exception.
The poster featured above is the most popular poster for the film. The current DVD release (Amazon
) uses the poster for the cover. This work of art was created by famous french artist Michel Landi. Landi was known in France and abroad for his work on movie posters. He was known to work in with thick oil in long strokes of color. This poster however varies a lot from his regular work. Notice the white background with little color. However this poster is considered the high-point of his career. The 1960's were a point of change in the movie poster industry. Photography and offset printing would soon replace lithograph artist like Landi. Which is such a shame. The posters of the time were timeless. Take a moment to see the difference between all of these posters. Very interesting stuff! Below are some of the other great posters of the film. We'll catch ya next time on On Screen Cars!
Japanese Poster for Bullitt
Alternative Poster with Tagline: "There are bad cops and there are good cops - and then there's Bullitt."
Polish Release Poster
Spanish Release Poster
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Tags: car, black, movie, white, 2014, poster
Friday, September 13th 2013
It's been a while since we've posted a music video. I thought I would share one of my favorite country videos of all time. Drive by Alan Jackson talks about sharing memories of growing up. I believe Alan wrote this song in dedication for this father Gene who passed way in 2000 and his three daughters. But why are we talking about this on On Screen Cars? Well there are some on screen cars of course! Mid-way through the video you'll see Alan talk about driving his dad's 1964 Ford F-100.
In the song Alan describes the pickup as being a handy-down from his uncle. As the story goes. Alan's uncle bought it new in 1964. It's unclear when his dad acquired the truck. But never the less it needed some work (burnt valves, dent in the door). Just as in the song the video shows a young boy and his dad driving down a dirt road called Thigpen Rd(Google Maps
). The song talks about it being a three-speed on a column model. Which wasn't uncommon for the time. From my research I would say the truck had a straight six engine (223 or 262). The 292 V8 was avaliable for 64' but I couldn't imagine the 3-speed being super popular with a V8.
Just an old half ton short bed ford
My Uncle bought new in 64
Daddy got it right cause the engine was smoking
A couple of burnt valves and he had it going
He'd let me drive her when we haul off a load
Down a dirt strip where we'd dump trash off of Thigpen Road
I'd sit up in the seat and stretch my feet out to the pedels
Smiling like a hero who just received his medal
Gotta love the last line of that verse! Pretty much the way I felt the first time my dad let me drive is 1987 Ford Bronco. Speaking of Broncos. There's also a 1977 Ford Bronco in this video. The song makes reference to him and his daughters riding around in a "Jeep." I believe the term was meant to be used loosely. Jeep of course is a brand name. But like anything else the name gets thrown around for everything with a removeable top and four-wheel drive.
I believe this first-generation Bronco is part of Allen Jackson's personal collection
. Which wouldn't surprise me. Allen Jackson was a former mechanic and long-time gearhead. Just another reason to like Allen Jackson! If u notice in the video he's got it decked out pretty good. The top is off, roll bar installed. The doors are off. The windshield folded down. Just all kinds of win! Well that's all for now. Watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments! We'll be back with more On Screen Cars! Sorry for the absence!
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Tags: black, ford, red, 2013
Friday, December 7th 2012
Remember watching Knight Rider as a kid and being in awe of the red flashing scanner on KITT? Now you or your favorite On Screen Car fan can have a Knight Rider Scanner Bar. Today's Gift Idea is a kit to add the functionality to your car. The kit comes with a 22 inch bar with 48 RGB LEDs. The advantage of the RGB LEDs is the fact they can produce seven different colors. So say you wanted your car too look more like KARR? All you would have to do is set the color using the included remote. What's interesting is this has several light patterns including the classic scanner. You could even make this your third brake light. Imagine how cool that would be? The possibilities are endless. Now for the disclaimer. Please keep in mind that lights like these are not legal everywhere. Some states would only allow this product off-road, show environments or not at all. Be sure to check with your local government for restrictions. Is kit is not sold by OnScreenCars.com and we are not responsible for it. Check out some of our other Knight Rider goodies. See ya next time.
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Tags: black, pontiac, 2012, holiday
Wednesday, December 5th 2012
Stumbling around on eBay this morning and found another movie car in the listings
. This time it's one of the five 1972 Dodge Challengers used in the production of In Time. You may remember our previous post
talking about the trailer for the movie. From auction details I've learned that this car is one of three close-up cars. The close-up cars were not used in stunts. Some collectors find them more desirable because they have been used hard and generally have more screen time. Now for the details.
The car itself is a 1972 Dodge Challenger with a 440 V8 big block backed up by an automatic transmission. From the photo below you can see that engine compartment is very clean. If you look closely in the pictures you can spot a pistol-grip shifter. The pistol-grip only comes on a 4-speed manual. One of the stunt vehicles is a stick. For consistency the producers had the shifters retro-fitted for the automatic vehicles as well. The grill, tail panels and wheels are completely custom for this car. The interior is signed by the builder. Of course it wouldn't be a police car without lights.
This car will be on the auction block
for some time. As of this writing it had 18 days to go with bidding at $28,990.00. That's all for now.
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Tags: black, dodge, 2012
Saturday, November 24th 2012
Fans I hope you've got your ears on. Here's another great gift idea. Any Smokey and the Bandit fan would love to have this ornament on their tree this year. I will say it's not an official Smokey and the Bandit licensed product. But it is a Special Edition version of the car. Or as some folks refer to it as "The Bandit Edition." This the 22nd piece of Hallmark's Classic American Cars Series
. For the last 22 years Hallmark has been producing a different car each year. They're quite the collectors item. Here's your chance to own a piece of the collection
. My wife and I have enjoyed collecting them for years. Gett'm before they're gone! Over and out!
Category: Smokey and the Bandit (5), Gift Ideas (6)
Tags: black, 2012, hallmark