Posts Tagged ‘Total Recall’

I Love Hotdogs

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

If your into classic and cult films it would be worth your while to check Shannon Maldonado’s I Love Hotdogs. Several times a week Shannon curates a selection of stills from a particular movie. Her selection process sometimes includes typographic and design details that can easily go unnoticed (think street signs, window lettering, etc.). For fans of the art of film title design, there’s plenty of that stuff as well.

Some of the more benign and banal films appear more powerful in still form. Try the slapstick (but hilarious) Airplane or a bit of computer love with Tron.

Teenage Mother - 1967, The voiceover of this trailer is the best: “Teenage Muhtha, means nine months a’ trouble!” and “May very well be the most impawtant movie you will ever see!”

Teenage Mother - 1967, The voiceover of this trailer is the best: “Teenage Muhtha, means nine months a’ trouble!” and “May very well be the most impawtant movie you will ever see!”

Total Recall - 1990, Arnold Schwarzenegger in a turban. If I am not me, then who the hell am I? -Douglas Quaid

Total Recall - 1990, Arnold Schwarzenegger in a turban. If I am not me, then who the hell am I? -Douglas Quaid

They Shoot Horses, Don't They - 1969, Who would ever envision a dance contest becoming so grotesque and absolutely heart breaking. Roberts sad eyes, the sleaze ball contest producer, the unraveling of Alice, that poor pregnant girl, the disco ball and let’s not forget Jane Fonda. Aside from the characters: the clothes, hair, the ballroom decorations and soft lighting. Again, perfect!

They Shoot Horses, Don't They - 1969, Who would ever envision a dance contest becoming so grotesque and absolutely heart breaking. Roberts sad eyes, the sleaze ball contest producer, the unraveling of Alice, that poor pregnant girl, the disco ball and let’s not forget Jane Fonda. Aside from the characters: the clothes, hair, the ballroom decorations and soft lighting - all perfect!

Airplane - 1980, Hilarious bits: the dance scene at the dive bar, “Jive Talking” with subtitles (Ah, 80s racism), the inflatable auto pilot.

Airplane - 1980, Hilarious bits: the dance scene at the dive bar, “Jive Talking” with subtitles (Ah, 80s racism), the inflatable auto pilot.

Tron - 1980, “Trapped inside an electronic arena, where love, and escape, do not compute!”

Tron - 1980, “Trapped inside an electronic arena, where love, and escape, do not compute!”

I Love Hotdogs