The above photo of Steve McQueen in Bullitt presents the legendary actor after he was well-established as a screen superstar. However in 1963 he was yet to hit major stardom and was primarily known for his TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive. His success in the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven had yet to be fully capitalized on. That would change with the release of The Great Escape later in 1963. In the interim, Life magazine sent photographer John Dominis to spend some casual time with McQueen and his wife Neile at their home in California. The photos that Dominis captured offer some truly remarkable insights into the brash young actor, who would become increasingly private as his fame soared. There are photos of McQueen racing cars, working out, cuddling with his wife and hunting in the mountains. Click here to view
It's deja vu all over again when it comes to movie poster designs.
We often rail about the sad state of movie poster marketing campaigns today. In the past, cheapo movies had ad campaigns that made them look like epics. Today, we have genuine epics with posters so poor it makes them look like low-budget monstrosities. Plagiarism is rampant, also. Check out the following article from the Gizmodo site to see how one successful poster campaign inspires endless legions of imitators for decades to come. Click here to read