"I love that they cast Tina Turner in the movie," Joel Ulster says. "She's tougher and stronger than Mel Gibson. He's just got a big mouth."
It's hard for me, at this stage, to know exactly how much I'll be able to cover in the final cut of the documentary. Certainly peoples' personal remembrances of Richard Amsel, and comments from other artists will remain the focus. But in keeping with the film's tagline, other themes I hope to address concern how the art of the illustrated movie poster has become lost over the years.
For Amsel's work, this sense of loss is both figurative and literal, as most of his personal collection was sold, given away, or even stolen outright following his death. One of the film's final chapters will explore the details of what happened.
My previous post mentioned the challenges I've had in trying to locate quality reproductions of Amsel's work for inclusion in the film, and how thrilling it was to finally acquire a collection of transparencies made from the original art photographs.
There's a LOT that has yet to be done, but the first small batch is in -- after the transparencies were professionally scanned, cleaned, and color corrected. Here's a glimpse of some of them, and compare them to the previous images I had.