The Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon!
I wasn't even aware of this blogfest until my longtime pal Richard posted a link and asked if I was participating.
I'd blogged nearly every day in April doing an A-Z Challenge, and was in a slow mode posting, so my knee jerk reaction was no - and that's what I commented. Then, within the same minute - I commented again - and this time it was yes - after thinking about the fun I'd had celebrating Vincent Price's Centennial (cleverly called the Vincentennial) in May 2011. (That's a hint where to find those posts if you care to check them out - late May 2011. I don't think you'll be able to miss them due to the puns in the titles.)
Consequently I jumped in with both feet. I got the first two posts together - then started working on the third - Maniacal Movie Poster Monday - a celebration of the lovely art used to sell movies back before it became all Photoshop nonsense. I feature three posters each week - and I immediately realized it was going to be well-nigh impossible to boil Peter Cushing's entire amazing career - spanning almost fifty years - down to three movie posters.
Then it hit me - why three? Why not all of them? Every theatrical movie poster from his career. And let's make it 100 - one for every year of his centenary celebration. Initially I was going to do all 100 in that Monday post - but after putting about ten in - I knew that wasn't going to be feasible.
So, I broke it up - twenty posters seemed viable for each post - and that meant I had the other five posts covered.
And here we are - the last run through an epic cinematic journey. My thanks to Pierre over at Frankensteinia - The Frankenstein Blog - for putting this whole thing together - and running a hell of a blog himself.
My thanks to all the participants - the famous and the not-so-famous - we all share a love of Peter Cushing and I'm glad we all got together for this celebration.
And last but not least - thanks to Peter Cushing - and here's just some of the reasons why:
On to the posters!
We've run into a surprising wall here - I assumed some of the early posters would be unavailable online - and that everything after 1970 or so would be well represented. I was wrong.
|1978 - stars Bud Cort and Mr. Cushing. Never released outside of Germany.|
(Maybe that's why I can't find the poster - though that's the title card up there.)
I hoped that would be our one burble. Nope.
|1979. Another very obscure movie. It stars |
Oliver Reed and Mr. Cushing. It was also known
as A Touch of the Sun. It may not have been
released to theaters - possibly first appearing on
British television in 1996. (!)
Thankfully, we're back on track with the next movie.
|aka Black Jack - 1981|
And there you have it - Peter Cushing's film career in movie posters. However, that only got us to 90 - with the three placeholders - and I wanted a poster for every year of his centennial - so we're going for ten more - ten alternate versions of posters already seen.
In no particular order:
|aka Night Creatures.|
|aka Nothing But the Night.|
So that's 100.
...with those three placeholders, that's really only 97.
Only one thing to do...
|aka Nothing But the Night.|
And there's 100!
Thanks for coming by, this has been a hoot!
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!