neverending story

neverending story

neverending story

i bought my nephew the neverending story on DVD for his 10th birthday (which is today). i hope he loves it as much as i did when i was a kid! my brother and i watched it almost all the time after school (i always fast-forwarded the wolf part, if i was on my own). i kind of hated bastian, but loved atreyu. i also really enjoyed falkor and of course always cried when artax died in the swamps of sadness.

ghana film posters

ghana-cujo

In the 1980s video cassette technology made it possible for “mobile cinema” operators in Ghana to travel from town to town and village to village creating temporary cinemas.  In order to promote these showings, artists were hired to paint large posters of the films & were given the artistic freedom to paint the posters as they desired – often adding elements that weren’t in the actual films, or without even having seen the movies.

movie title stills collection

movies

movies

I’ve seen a lot of movies over the years, and to prove I’ve sat through at least the first ten minutes of them I started making screenshots of the titles.