The latest INDY CAST Indiana Jones podcast (episode 266) features an interview with author Mark O'Connell about his book, WATCHING SKIES -- a valentine to films and pop culture of the 1970s and 80s, particularly Spielberg and Lucas lore.
I've yet to pick up O'Connell's book, but eagerly look forward to reading it. In the podcast, O'Connell mentions his particular fondness for Richard Amsel's poster art, and the sense of magic they inspired.
Last Thursday I did a Skype interview with Ed Dolista for the Indycast blog. We discussed the Amsel documentary at length, and it was great to reconnect with Ed and the show again. The podcast is now live... You can listen to it here.
We discussed artists whom Amsel admired, later artists who were inspired by his work, and other wonderful people who've participated in the film. (Name dropping time: David Byrd, Drew Struzan, Bob Peak, Mark Raats, Paul Shipper, William Stout, Sam Jones, John Alvin, Steve Chorney, Bruce Vilanch, Judy Goldman and more.) I also talk about Erik Sharkey and Kevin Burke's respective documentaries on movie poster artists, to give credit where credit is due.
I was recovering from a respiratory infection, so listening to the broadcast makes for a great drinking game --...