TIFF ’14: Appropriately Grandiose Poster for Astron-6 Giallo “THE EDITOR”News Samuel Zimmerman
Canadian film collective Astron-6, they of FATHER’S DAY, MANBORG and more lurid cinematic lunacy, are entering TIFF’s famed Midnight Madness this year with something seemingly special. Directors Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy have matched their unruly sensibilities with that of beloved Italian genre, giallo in the apparently parodic THE EDITOR. In anticipation of the World Premiere, UK-based artist Graham Humphreys has crafted an appropriately grandiose throwback, which you can see below.
Debuting over at AICN, Humphreys’ THE EDITOR poster is a thrilling, colorful piece of work that utilizes his talent for recalling the spectacle of old school designs from Jano and others. What’s more, he’s also created three fantastic posters for fake films within THE EDITOR, entitled “The Mirror and the Guillotine,” “The Cat with the Velvet Blade,” and “Tarantola” (click over there to see).
Starring Paz de la Huerta, Laurence Harvey, Udo Kier, as well as directors Brooks and Kennedy, THE EDITOR follows “a one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders, in this loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.”
For more on the film, see its trailer below, and visit its page at TIFF.