Oh wow. This is my 40th post! Get out the champagne!
Since I was in high school, one of my hobbies has been creating alternative posters and DVD covers for my favourite movies and TV shows. With more money, interest and dedication at the time, I might have obtained Adobe Photoshop and become a crack graphic designer by now (unlikely considering I have next to no imagination). However, I have made do with the surprisingly versatile picture editing capabilities of Microsoft PowerPoint, often aided by free programs such as Picasa. Here are a couple of my favourites, both for movies from 1968 (a coincidence, I swear). My favourite is the first one. Click to enlarge.
Ice Station Zebra (1968): “A US submarine is dispatched to the frozen wastes of the North Pole to recover a Soviet satellite crammed full of strategic snapshots of US bases. The Cold War atmosphere becomes even chillier as the sub, with a Russian expatriate, a British secret agent and an American marine captain on board, is sabotaged en route. (iMDB)
Where Eagles Dare (1968): A crack team of Allied soldiers stages a daring rescue during World War II. A U.S. general is being held captive in an imposing castle fort, high in the Bavarian Alps. The audacious plan calls for Lt. Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), Maj. Smith (Richard Burton) and other operatives to parachute down wearing Nazi disguises. They’ll penetrate the mountain outpost while undercover operatives assist them from within. But their mission changes when they discover that there’s a traitor in their midst. (iMDB)