I’ve posted about the OSS117 films before. More stylish and intelligent than Austin Powers, yet parodying the same era, they function as both a celebration and wicked send up of the 1960s Eurospy films we all know and love. Last time, I had made a poster for the first of the two films, OSS117: Cairo, Nest of Spies. This time, my design has advanced to the era in which the second film is set. OSS117: Lost in Rio takes our hero to Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of one of the Boys from Brazil (ex-Nazis who resettled in South America), where he must tangle with US intelligence, more beautiful women, the Mossad, and butt-fixated hippies. Once again, the film even emulates the visual style of 1960s spy films – warmer but more washed out colour schemes, and over the top back-projected or matted special effects.
I’ve made two posters for Lost in Rio, which both take cues from 1960s pop culture. The first references the famous portraits of Marilyn Monroe created by Andy Warhol.
The second is inspired by the very popular split-screen editing that was often employed by filmmakers in the 60s. Two sets of action would often take place on the one screen, or somebody walking along is made more interesting by having 4 iterations of the shot appear next to each other. There isn’t actually an exclamation point in the film’s official title, but it seemed appropriate.