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« 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:



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.
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« Reply #1 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 .
 

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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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:



Source:  http://www.mjpeak.com/bp/movies/movies.html
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2003, 06:14:25 PM »

Here is the other poster for this movie on clinteastwood.net:



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.  
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« Reply #5 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 .


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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2003, 06:45:33 PM »

From Japan .





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


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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2003, 07:02:14 PM »

Flyer from Japan .





Ad for the japan release.






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« Reply #8 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
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 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.





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

Thanks to Matt for help with this image .


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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2003, 03:53:18 PM »


-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...
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2003, 04:12:40 PM »

Or must see with out a yellow tinge gracing your monitor screen.  >:(
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« Reply #13 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.






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.


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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2003, 06:30:45 PM »

Finally found one

As promised the insert .






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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2003, 06:44:43 PM »

Wow, that is stunning, Philo! I love the full-length pose.
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« Reply #16 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.


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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2003, 09:53:52 AM »

Same image, but this one is from Sweden:



KC, is the title of this one "The Big Fight"?  ???
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« Reply #18 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!"
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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2003, 02:08:21 PM »

 Thanks, everyone! This thread is now locked.  Please post any additional thoughts you have on this topic in the General Discussion forum.
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