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Title: EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: mgk on July 13, 2003, 09:20:15 PM
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Some consider him the father of the modern movie poster, others call him the king of illustrators. One of America's most prolific and respected illustrators and painters, Peak's credits spread the gamut from fashion to sports, from postage stamps to fine art and through some of the most notable movie posters to have ever existed. Starting with West Side Story and ending with Impromptu, including: Apocalypse Now, Camelot, Excalibur, My Fair Lady, Silverado, Superman and the first five Star Trek films.

The artwork of Bob Peak has graced many Time, TV Guide and Sports Illustrated magazine covers. He has also been selected, along with Norman Rockwell and NC Wyeth to become a member of the prestigious Illustrators Hall of Fame.
(Matthew Joseph Peak, speaking of his father, Bob Peak, on his website www.mjpeak.com )

Bob Peak was commissioned for the Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can film posters. Here is the American poster for Every Which Way But Loose:

(http://www.clinteastwood.net/graphics/posters/EVERYWHICHWAY.jpg)

What is your opinion of the poster? If you have seen another poster for this film that you like, if possible post an image here.
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: philo on July 14, 2003, 05:30:10 AM


I have to get to work but I couldn't leave without starting off with the poster .
 
This is a great piece of artwork . I never wanted to see this film. The uk radio spots (voiced by Ed Bishop) stated "There is always something funny going on, going on.
 
Upon seeing those varied characters on the poster made me at least pay my 95p admission.
 
I was never the same again .
 

Philo .
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: Brendan on July 14, 2003, 10:27:36 AM
It's a pretty good poster.

Since it shows lots of characters on it and Clint with an orangutang, you know this isn't going to be one of Eastwood's normal movies, but it's going to be a fun, differant movie.
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: Matt on July 14, 2003, 03:33:26 PM
I like the poster a lot too.  The scan of the poster here doesn't even do justice to the great colors and detail of the artwork, so I'm adding this image of just Peak's artwork for the poster:

(http://www.mjpeak.com/bp/movies/vb26_everywwaybloose_final.jpg)

Source:  http://www.mjpeak.com/bp/movies/movies.html
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: Lilly on July 14, 2003, 06:14:25 PM
Here is the other poster for this movie on clinteastwood.net:

(http://www.clinteastwood.net/graphics/posters/EVERYWHICHWAYADV.jpg)

Not as eye-catching as the first one, which I like, especially the quality plain artwork version.  I also like the use of the different characters, and the unusual style, but I find the portrayal of Philo's face a bit harsh.  It doesn't look much like Clint, who has softer features.  I think it makes Philo look meaner than he is.  I also think Clyde looks a bit soppy.  Much better than the advanced sheet above, however - the different characters are there, but don't stand out, and the slogan "wait till you see these strange people doin' strange things" doesn't seem to fit the bill somehow.  
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: philo on July 14, 2003, 06:33:25 PM
I agree Lilly and it is well known that Warner's had no faith in the film at that time and didn't know how to pitch it.

There are less designs for this film so there won't be too many examples .


Philo .
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: philo on July 14, 2003, 06:45:33 PM
From Japan .


(http://www5c.biglobe.ne.jp/~puddles/70s1/every/every1-b.jpg)


As I said in an earlier poster thread , no Clyde featured on any posters or flyers ..... he was the surprise .


Philo .
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: philo on July 14, 2003, 07:02:14 PM
Flyer from Japan .


(http://muyan.hp.infoseek.co.jp/cinema/muyan/everychi2.JPG)


Ad for the japan release.


(http://muyan.hp.infoseek.co.jp/cinema/muyan/fightermae.JPG)



Philo .
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: misty71 on July 14, 2003, 07:08:22 PM
I like the 2nd one philo posted...but the first one, isnt that horrible?
Or maybe Im the only one who feels that way ;D
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: Brendan on July 14, 2003, 08:40:44 PM
The first one looks like some sort of ad for a Dirty Harry movie or one of his cop films.
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: philo on July 15, 2003, 06:16:46 PM
I am not sure how many countries had the two films doubled up. The only official poster I have ever found is ours here in the UK.


(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/philodoublebill.jpg)


"Double the punch" is as good a tagline as any I guess.

Thanks to Matt for help with this image .


Philo .
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: D'Ambrosia on July 16, 2003, 03:53:18 PM
(http://www.mjpeak.com/bp/movies/vb26_everywwaybloose_final.jpg)

-This is great stuff.  Most excellent Art!  His posters really do have a way of "Sticking" out.

As mentioned above, to see it on the board dosen't do it justice...  Must see in person...
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: Brendan on July 16, 2003, 04:12:40 PM
Or must see with out a yellow tinge gracing your monitor screen.  >:(
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: philo on July 16, 2003, 07:25:30 PM
There was a collection of Bob Peak prints that you could buy some years back and this was one of them.


(http://www.bobpeak.com/artwork/movies/movie016.jpg)



Great stuff. There is still the insert poster image which is quite like this. I have found a couple of photos of this but none yet good enough to post. Will keep looking.


Philo .  
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: philo on July 27, 2003, 06:30:45 PM
Finally found one

As promised the insert .


(http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/mortyt/P2936.JPG)



Philo .


Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: KC on July 27, 2003, 06:44:43 PM
Wow, that is stunning, Philo! I love the full-length pose.
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: philo on July 27, 2003, 07:11:44 PM

I knew we would agree on something .

This great poster I first saw in a movie store in Chicago in 1989 and could not afford to buy it.

These days they can be found on Ebay for $15 and up. They are all original 14x36 and printed on high quality thick card.

I think that is it for posters on this film.


Philo .
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: Matt on August 09, 2003, 09:53:52 AM
Same image, but this one is from Sweden:

(http://www.seriesam.com/p/2denvildafighten.jpg)

KC, is the title of this one "The Big Fight"?  ???
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: KC on August 09, 2003, 12:25:20 PM
More like "The Wild Fight." The blurb reads "Follow along with Clint and his pal Clyde in a ruthless hunt against the crazy motorcycle gang, the Black Widows!"
Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: mgk on August 17, 2003, 02:08:21 PM
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Title: Re: EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 22, 2013, 07:02:57 PM
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Title: Re:EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: Matt on January 14, 2016, 11:42:14 AM
From Japan .


(http://www5c.biglobe.ne.jp/~puddles/70s1/every/every1-b.jpg)


As I said in an earlier poster thread , no Clyde featured on any posters or flyers ..... he was the surprise .


Philo .

Sadly, the images Philo uploaded aren't online anymore. I found this image of the Japanese poster:

(http://i.imgur.com/g3cOpO9.jpg)
Title: Re: EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: Holden Pike on February 23, 2016, 07:17:03 AM
(http://www.movieforums.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=24311&stc=1&d=1456236603)

The artist who designed and drew the poster, as well as for the sequel Any Which Way You Can, is the legendary Bob Peak. Peak was one of the busiest and most influential graphic artists of his day, and his movie posters are some of the most iconic of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Saul Bass, probably the most influential of his era, designed the West Side Story logo and poster, but for some of the subsequent art and promotional material Bob Peak was brought in. That started him on the path to movie posters, where he quickly established his signature style with the stunning posters for My Fair Lady and Camelot. He is credited as one of the fathers of the modern movie poster, with his stylized portraits and use of collage and color. Some of his many posters include the Musicals Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mame, The Great Waltz, Mahogany, and Pennies from Heaven, classics of the spy and action genre in Modesty Blaise, Our Man Flint, In Like Flint, Enter the Dragon, The Yakuza, and The Spy Who Loved Me, Sci-Fi and Fantasy works including Rollerball, Superman: The Movie, Excalibur, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Dark Crystal, and on and on and on. Before he hit in the movies he was working a lot in advertising, including the (in)famous Marlboro Man campaign (don't smoke, Kids, it's not cool) and became as known for his magazine covers for Time and TV Guide as he did for the film work. His name may also be know to Star Trek fans. His TV Guide cover featuring Kirk and Spock is much beloved, and it later led to him designing the posters for Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the first four cinematic sequels.

(http://www.movieforums.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=24308&stc=1&d=1456236527)
(http://www.movieforums.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=24309&stc=1&d=1456236534)
(http://www.movieforums.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=24313&stc=1&d=1456236960)
(http://www.movieforums.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=24312&stc=1&d=1456236892)
Title: Re: EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: Holden Pike on February 23, 2016, 07:18:50 AM
The most famous and iconic of all of his posters may be for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, and my personal favorite, which I have framed and hanging in my house, is Pennies from Heaven. Bob Peak was one of the greats, for sure, and I think the posters for the two Eastwood Orangutan flicks are fun and cool.

(http://www.movieforums.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=24310&d=1456236555)
Title: Re: EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: AKA23 on February 23, 2016, 02:50:22 PM
I had no idea that the same man who did the poster for "Apocalypse Now" did the Which Way films as well. Holden, your encyclopedic knowledge of film continues to be a delight!
Title: Re: EVERY WHICH WAY: Business and Publicity 1: The Poster
Post by: devpatel1 on January 05, 2017, 12:12:17 AM
I like the poster a lot too...... :)