December 29, 2010

POSTER: GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE

One of my favorite posters in my collection is this quad edition of Girl on a Motorcycle (1968). The film was directed by Jack Cardiff (The Liquidator) and starred two iconic figures who helped to define sensuality and individualism in the mid-late 1960s, Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon. The movie was later released as Naked Under Leather with the tag line: "The title tells a lot, but there's a lot more to see." The poster below came out the same year that Diana Rigg left The Avengers. Although there is no direct connection, I can't help but to see an Emma Peel quality in the slim figure, leather jumpsuit/catsuit, over-sized Mod zipper tag, belt, and hands that express a readiness for action. To learn more about Girl on a Motorcycle, grab a copy of Cinema Retro's excellent issue #14 before they are all gone. Back issues available on their site here. Spy Vibers should also check out Jack Cardiff's historic work as cinematographer in Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, and African Queen. Check out Spy Vibe's poster-panel question and tell us your BBC James Bond name here.


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