The Art of Cinema #154


The Night Walker
(William Castle; 1964)

4 comments:

Vanwall said...

Poor Fuselli - born in the wrong century for movie posters. ;-)

BCNU

Tom Sutpen said...

Indeed. Though you'd have to admit that Reyold Brown, the artist of this and a gazillion other movie posters, came close.

His first drawing for this poster is one of the more fascinating creations in this sphere. Originally the demon and the girl were surrounded by grotesque, encouraging faces that (legend has it) bore an uncomfortably close resemblence to certain Universal/MCA executives; hence their deletion from the final product. I don't know if the demon was intended to look like Lew Wasserman, but it wouldn't be too hard to imagine altering it slightly to obscure any likeness.

After all, they didn't wanna scare everybody.

FlowerBell said...

It looks like the poster for the movie "Gothic" borrowed from this one, heavily.

elin lantto said...

The poster for Gothic being an imitation of said Füssli painting...