Anyone who's seen Russell Brand's Arthur knows two things: 1) remakes can be better than the original, and 2) Russell Brand's Arthur is not one of those remakes. For remakes that are better than the original, check out Berlin-based Rocco Malatesta's movie promo posters. Then also check out his artwork of famous hands! Limited to 100 signed and numbered giclee prints, you can line your walls with:
Flicks: Cleverly incorporating colorful, symbolic plot elements and shadowy, angular figures, the series is heavy on Pacino/De Niro vehicles (Raging Bull, A Bronx Tale, Scarface, Cape Fear) and arty fare from Gran Torino (a lighter and headlights), to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in which Nicholson is handing a basketball to the Chief, as if Robert Parish doesn't know how to handle the rock!
Hands: Similarly stark and angular, close-ups of famous mitts include MJ palming a b-ball, Lance Armstrong raising seven fingers, Tommie & Carlos on the Olympic stand, Rocky's raised boxing glove, and Freddy Krueger, a man whose movies keep getting remade, in spite of the fact they're pretty much identical to the original.
Published: May 8, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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