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                        Celebrating the Art of Cinema, ... and Cinema as Art


                                                                                         

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Galleries
September / October 2011
(revised 8/10/14)


GALLERIES:
* (April / May 2012) WAYNE BARLOWE AND HIS INFLUENCE ON THE MODERN FILM
* (Dec. '11 / Jan. '12)  AARON McBRIDE: "AYE! HERE THERE BE PIRATES!"
* (Sept. / Oct. 2011)  BOB PEAK - POSTER ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE
* (July / Aug. 2011) "AVENGERS"-2012 CONCEPT ART: CHARLIE WEN & RYAN MEINERDING
* "RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES" CONCEPT ART
* "TORA! TORA! TORA!" CONCEPT ART: ROBERT McCALL 




      
    
     We love art and  illustration.  The movie poster work of Drew Struzan, Richard Amsel, Frank McCarthy and Bob McGinnis; the cinematic concept depictions of Joe Johnston, Ken Adam, Ralph McQuarrie and Neville Page; the lush character-based comic book world of Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Adam Hughes and everyone in between.  Inspired by early masters of light, shape, form and visual structure like Renoir, Rodin and Magritte, contemporary illustrators, cinematographers and directors (James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Clive Barker, David Lynch and Guillermo del Toro are all accomplished illustrator / painter / artists in their own right) know that, even above and beyond the written world, early concept illustrations (and even promotional art) are the best and most effective way to breathe the emotional "soul" of a proposed film project into the heart and mind (the very consciousness) of a prospective audience ... not to mention studio execs and financial backers.
 


   Here in GALLERIES we celebrate the all too often unsung heroes who's work seldom gets the artistic credit it so justly deserves. 



BOB PEAK (1927 - 1992):
Movie Poster Artist Extraordinarie

by CEJ
  


     An illustrator since childhood, legendary film poster artist Bob Peak was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Kansas.  After military service during the Korean War he'd graduate from Art Center College of Design - LA  in 1951, and move to the "Mad Men"-ish advertising capitol of the world, New York City in '53.  His film career began when he was commissioned by Untied Artists to design the image layout for WEST SIDE STORY in 1961.  This then lead to full out illustration work on the poster ad campaigns for the big budget studio musicals MY FAIR LADY (1964) and CAMELOT (1967).  Recognized for his almost ethereal sweeping lines (one can almost feel wind blowing through Peak's illustrations) his style became synonymous with genre films of the 1970s and 80s such as  ROLLERBALL (1975), THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977) , STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979), EXCALIBUR (1981) and Francis Ford Coppola's surreal war epic APOCALYPSE NOW (1979). 


     Peak passed in August 1992, but his work continues to influence contemporary artists and animators.  Acknowledging his legacy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held a popular gallery retrospective  "BOB PEAK: CREATING THE MODERN MOVIE POSTER" at it's Beverly Hills headquarters in early 2011 ((January 20 - April 27).  And we at the GullCottage/Sandlot presents our own mini-retrospective as well with 36 of Mr. Peak's most iconic images.  We think you're more than likely to recognize a few.






 

Site Search Index:
play THE SPY WHO LOVED ME: "Nobody Does It Better" - Instr. (Hamlisch / Sager)



EXCALIBUR (1979)



         
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      THE ISLAND - unused alternate (1980) 






IN LIKE FLINT (1967)
 


   CAMELOT (1967)


APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)





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MY FAIR LADY (1964)





                    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)





                SUPERMAN (1978)

[ SUPERMAN POSTER ]



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STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979)
  










                STAR TREK 2: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982)





            STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (1986)




 
                        STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984)
 

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                STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (1989)

[ STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER POSTER ]




                  EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE (1978)
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ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN (1980)







    THE MISSOURI BREAKS (1976)

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     THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (1982)
      




        SPHINX (1981)






PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (1981)                                                                       





                      LICENCE TO KILL - unused alternates (1989)

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                              ROLLERBALL (1975)

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                MODESTY BLAISE (1966)






                                 FUNNY GIRL (1968)

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MADONNA: MATERIAL GIRL (1984)                                                            




                        Lucille Ball - TV Guide cover
 

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                                      Elvis - TV Guide cover

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THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN - TV Guide cover                         





Winston Cigarettes - Ad Campaign                                                                             





7UP - "Get Real Action" Ad Campaign                                                                      




















                               


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