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January 22, 2012

Movie posters recreated as though they were made in the 1950s

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089807/Avatar-Inception-Movie-posters-recreated-1950s.html

Since their release they have become Hollywood’s biggest and most iconic blockbusters, instantly recognisable to film fans the world over.

But now a series of posters from the world’s biggest movies of modern cinema have been re-imagined – as classic movies from the 1950s and 60s.

Artists have recreated dozens of iconic recent Hollywood films as if they were released two or three decades earlier, giving each film poster the vintage look of a different cinematic era.

Vintage: Peter Stults' 1950s recreation of Trainspotting sees Anthony Hopkins in the title role, alongside Michael Caine and Julie ChristieVintage: Peter Stults’ 1950s recreation of Trainspotting sees Anthony Hopkins in the title role, alongside Michael Caine and Julie Christie

 

Original: The poster for Trainspotting in 1996 featured stars Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee MillerOriginal: The poster for Trainspotting in 1996 featured stars Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller

 

Retro: This vintage effort for Avatar casts William Shatner in the lead role, alongside Natalie Wood and John WayneRetro: This vintage effort for Avatar casts William Shatner in the lead role, alongside Natalie Wood and John Wayne

 

Epic: James Cameron's fantasy blockbuster became one of Hollywoods most successful films in recent years when it was released in 2009Epic: James Cameron’s fantasy blockbuster became one of Hollywoods most successful films in recent years when it was released in 2009

The wonderful interpretations also cast film stars of decades ago in the title roles of modern-day classics.

In a 50s recreation of Avatar, for example, Sam Worthington is replaced in the lead role for the 2009 epic by William Shatner.

A vintage re-imagining of Pulp Fiction, meanwhile, casts Charlton Heston in a main role, while more bizarrely a 1960s version of Die Hard sees Bruce Willis’s character John McClane replaced by Leonard Nimoy.

How it could have looked: Artist Peter Stults' version of The Hangover features Dean Martin and Ursula Andress, as well as Muhammad Ali replacing Mike Tyson's cameoHow it could have looked: Artist Peter Stults’ version of The Hangover features Dean Martin and Ursula Andress, as well as Muhammad Ali replacing Mike Tyson’s cameo

 

Hollywood hit: The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, was one of the comedy hits of 2009Hollywood hit: The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, was one of the comedy hits of 2009

 

Re-imagined: 2010's Inception also gets the makeover treatment, casting Judy Garland and Burt Lancaster in a vintage version of the Christopher Nolan blockbusterRe-imagined: 2010’s Inception also gets the makeover treatment, casting Judy Garland and Burt Lancaster in a vintage version of the Christopher Nolan blockbuster

 

Modern day: The real poster for Inception leads with the tagline, 'Your mind is the scene of the crime'Modern day: The real poster for Inception leads with the tagline, ‘Your mind is the scene of the crime’

Other modern day classics to get the poster makeover treatment include Trainspotting, Superman, The Big Lebowski, Inception and The Hangover.

While Trainspotting famously cast Ewan McGregor as heroin addict Mark Renton, in its new incarnation the lead role is played by Anthony Hopkins and the film directed by Jean Luc Godard.

The pictures were created by Peter Stults, an artist who saw another designer produce similar artwork and decided to take the idea forward.

American artist Peter said he started creating the vintage posters last year after being inspired by fellow artist Sean Hartter.

Inventive: A clever recreation of The Terminator sees Richard 'Jaws' Kiel as the T-800 and Faye Dunaway as Sarah ConnorInventive: A clever recreation of The Terminator sees Richard ‘Jaws’ Kiel as the T-800 and Faye Dunaway as Sarah Connor

 

Classic: The artist's Pulp Fiction makeover casts Charlton Heston and Laurence OlivierClassic: The artist’s Pulp Fiction makeover casts Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier

 

Re-cast: The vintage version of Die Hard sees John McClane played by Leonard Nimoy, while The Big Lebowski, right, features Frank Zappa, David Bowie and Iggy Pop
Re-cast: The vintage version of Die Hard sees John McClane played by Leonard Nimoy, while The Big Lebowski, right, features Frank Zappa, David Bowie and Iggy Pop

Re-cast: The vintage version of Die Hard sees John McClane played by Leonard Nimoy, while The Big Lebowski, right, features Frank Zappa, David Bowie and Iggy Pop

Peter, 29, from New York, told MailOnline: ‘I started doing general fictional movie posters while studying film at University of California, Santa Cruz back in the early 2000s.

‘Between my two favourites, Avatar and Fifth Element, there are probably nearly 60 pieces of sci-fi pulp book covers and b-movie posters mixed in. They involved a lot of digging and exploring on the internet.

‘Then with the actors (in the posters) it’s a mix of looking at film history, getting a sense of who were the leads at that time, or looking at genre pieces and seeing who played what kind of role.

‘Then some just sort of automatically click for me (the Trainspotting cast came to me in seconds).’

DIfferent era: The recreated poster for last year's Ryan Gosling film Drive pitches James Dean as the main characterDIfferent era: The recreated poster for last year’s Ryan Gosling film Drive pitches James Dean as the main character

 

Hollywood magic: A re-imagined Superman poster places John Wayne as the Man of Steel and Clint Eastwood as General ZodHollywood magic: A re-imagined Superman poster places John Wayne as the Man of Steel and Clint Eastwood as General Zod

What if? A version of James Bond with Mick Jagger as 007 promises, 'More thrills, chills and kills, guaranteed!'What if? A version of James Bond with Mick Jagger as 007 promises, ‘More thrills, chills and kills, guaranteed!’

 

A poster for 1997 hit The Fifth Element stars Sean Connery and Christopher Lee, while, right, another Bruce Willis film, Unbreakable, gets the vintage treatment
A poster for 1997 hit The Fifth Element stars Sean Connery and Christopher Lee, while, right, another Bruce Willis film, Unbreakable, gets the vintage treatment

A poster for 1997 hit The Fifth Element stars Sean Connery and Christopher Lee, while, right, another Bruce Willis film, Unbreakable, gets the vintage treatment

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089807/Avatar-Inception-Movie-posters-recreated-1950s.html#ixzz1kCbT0bQi
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