TEOREMA (1968) - ANTONIONI & PASOLINI movie posters (Part 1)
In post WW2 Italian cinema, two names stand out for their unique styles similar in the pursuit of describing the human condition yet opposite as both men were so different. While MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI (see Part 2, 5 and 10) was the product of Italian bourgeoisie, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI was the consummate intellectual, proletarian, communist, journalist, homosexual, mystical, playwright and more
The latter’s oeuvre is neither easy to watch nor to understand but there’s a cohesiveness in the way he mixed religion, history, sex and social commentaries which have not been more perfect than in this 1967 masterpiece.
Teorema was his first movie starring professional actors (and not amateurs as before) including Terence Stamp as the strange character (a disguised allegory to Jesus some said) inviting himself into the house of rich Italians and seducing mother (Silvana Mangano - see Part 3), father, daughter and son (the latter played by gasoline’s real life lover, Ninetto Davoli (see Part 9)
A very strong movie with superb cinematography and another perfect soundtrack by Ennio Morricone (watch trailer here).
The Japanese poster is one of the 10 most beautiful posters ever designed and is followed by one of the original italian fotobusta and the US half sheet marred by critics reviews.
In March 2014 all the posters of Italian movies are On SALE
The posters above courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY
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