Like many witnessing the scale of the current refugee crisis we’ve been wondering what we can do to help, then we watched this… Continue reading MOON Poster & Mute Print Auction For Save The Children #HelpIsComing
Would you like to own one of the original model miniature lunar rovers from Duncan Jones’ 2009 multiple award winning debut feature MOON? Daft question really, wouldn’t we all… Continue reading Prop Store To Auction Original MOON Model Miniature Lunar Rover
Akber Ahmed popped up on Twitter earlier today to draw attention to a set of “New Age Psychedelia” style film posters he’s just released featuring Duncan Jones’ MOON, so we thought you’d enjoy a look at what Duncan Jones himself described as “Beautiful work!”
Here’s the project description from Akber over on his site where you can view his versions of posters for DRIVE and NIGHTCRAWLER too:-
“Every few years a film is released that is generation defining. It stands as a testament to the times it was made in as well as the mindset of the masses. The best of these carry a universal message that holds true even decades after the film is released.”
“This series revolves around the modern cinematic masterpieces of this generation. Although we may be bombarded with blockbuster films all year round, a true cinephile can spot the diamonds in the rough. While perhaps not the greatest commercial successes, these films are groundbreaking and their cult status has been cemented. These films have also served as vehicles for some of the finest actors of our time.”
“The films have been done in the psychedelic poster style made famous by the 1960’s love generation. As this is a modern take on the style, the term I use for this is New Age Psychedelia, not to be confused with the music genre Neo-Psychedelia.”
Talking about MOON specifically Akber said:-
“Why did I choose Moon? Well the answer is quite simple. The film reinvented the sci-fi genre and Sam Rockwell’s career-defining performance as Sam Bell really made us feel the isolation one would feel 250,000 miles from home.”
“In my opinion, the real secret ingredient is Duncan Jones.”
Thanks to Akber for creating such a great poster and allowing is to share.
Pop over to his site now to view more detail on MOON and the rest of Akber’s work: akberahmed.com
MOON is proving a popular subject for the Young Guns Invitational show at the Hero Complex Gallery tonight in Los Angeles, USA. We featured The Dark Inker’s take earlier in the week under his chosen theme of ‘Brits’ and tonight we have this wonderful interpretation from Moscati under his chosen theme “Isolation”.
Moscati’s MOON is a 24×18 screen print 1 colour metallic silver ink and is joined in the “Isolation” theme by posters for ‘The Thing’ and ‘Alien’.
If you want to see these up close in person the show starts (in less than 30 minutes) at 19:00 tonight until 22:00 with very ltd prints of all posters in the show available from Hero Complex Gallery from tomorrow.
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.
Here’s a rather smart addition to the alternative MOON posters collection for ya by The Dark Inker (AKA Stephen Sampson). Created for the YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL art show in LA later this month, this is one of three by Stephen as part of his theme “THE BRITS”. MOON is a five colour screen print with one metallic ink, beautiful work!
Over to The Dark Inker himself…
“Each artist was asked to submit three or more prints under a chosen theme. My theme is titled “THE BRITS” with three prints inspired by British movies.
The first on my list is MOON, love the film, so inspiring and just had to do this as one of my three.”
If you want to see what else The Dark Inker has included in “THE BRITS” theme get along to YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL featuring Emerging & Rising Artists on Friday Jan 30th 7 – 10pm at:-
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.
Many of you will be aware of Rodene’s cancer diagnoses in 2011 and her subsequent fight to become free of this disease that affects so many of us and those we love. Having bravely battled the foul beast over the last few years Rodene continues to campaign for awareness of early diagnoses through encouraging all to “Touch Up Your Loved Ones”, if it weren’t for Duncan doing just that they may never have discovered Rodene needed to get checked ASAP in the first place. Continue reading Signed MOON Poster Auction for Rodene Jones’ Tower Cancer Foundation Chartity
Over 200 locations across the UK will be presenting over 1000 screenings of classic Sci-Fi films and television programmes from October to December as part of the BFI’s celebration Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder
“We recently revealed that we’d been commissioned to curate a strand of programming for the British Film Institute’s Days Of Fear And Wonder, their ambitious science-fiction oriented programme that dominates much of the final quarter of 2014. Today we announce our full plans.
Our programme is for the Quad in Derby, an independent cinema complex. Over the course of three months we will be screening three strands of Science-Fiction films, with each strand focussing on something different.”
MOON screens on Tuesday, 14th October at 18:30, tickets available now from QUAD.
Further details over on Hope Lies
MOON poster featured above was the Norwegian theatrical release poster by Haakon Hoseth.
Some of you may already be familiar with Dark Bunny Tees. A creator of high quality and unique ltd edition Film & TV inspired T-Shirts for just over five years now (about the same amount of time we’ve been popping stuff up on here too, spooky). He even produced one for Duncan Jones’ favourite film ‘The Salute of the Jugger‘ (or ‘The Blood of Heroes’) As you can see modeled by these two Jugheads (Alex Chenery & Duncan Jones).
Well, Alex over at Dark Bunny Tees has been in touch to let us know he’s finally created something inspired by MOON (having been a big fan since cinematic release in 2009). The classic Wake Me When It’s Quitting Time T-Shirt worn by Sam Bell at the beginning of MOON…
The T-shirt is 100% preshrunk cotton and even comes vacuum packed for added authenticity (again, you’ll know why if you’ve seen MOON).
You can get yours now over on Dark Bunny Tees and as a special offer to you lot, Alex is offering a 15% discount off anything on the site until the end of Wednesday 24th September if you use discount code I-AM-SAM-BELL at checkout*
*the bit where we say “not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.”
Five years since release and the alternative MOON posters are still appearing. This time we got one from @3ftDeep over on Twitter featuring a DNA theme that’s seems a nice fit with this SOURCE CODE one from Daniel Norris.
As always, further detail from the artist himself:
“I love films. I especially love films like MOON, a wonderfully compact story skillfully & minimally told. It reminds me of the short stories of Philip K Dick or Ray Bradbury.
No huge battle scenes or massive apocalyptical special effects (not that I mind either of these) but something more akin to Silent Running, a credit to the few actors, limited locations & of course superb direction.
I find I can always find creative inspiration from these kind of movies, especially with the films that stick with me, as MOON has.
I’ve wanted to do my take on a MOON poster since first seeing it a few years ago. This idea has been in the back of my mind since then (I have a very full ‘in progress’ folder on my computer!) but never seem to find the time. I’m a freelance graphic designer by trade & my alternative movies posters are done when I’m able to squeeze them in or when I need to take a break from the daily grind, to be purely creative for my own sanity.
The idea behind this poster was, first and foremost, to produce something graphically interesting enough to make you want to watch the film if you hadn’t seen it, without giving anything away but to also give further meaning once you have. I hope this is what I’ve achieved and, if you have seen it, understand what I was trying to convey.”
Today we are celebrating the 5th Birthday of Duncan Jones’ MOON.
Released in the UK on Friday 17th July 2009 MOON has gone on to become a huge critical success both here in the UK and abroad winning many awards beginning with the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film at the 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival where it also received it’s UK premiere on the 28th June 2009. Among the many awards there was also of course Duncan’s BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Director which led to this rather emotional acceptance speech.
“I think MOON is a really brilliant example of contemporary sci-fi because it has a message; it has strong visuals but it also has a proper science fiction core. It’s the closest thing to a modern-day 2001 I have seen”
We know you all love MOON too, that’s one of the reasons why we are here writing this now. The support for MOON since release from you lot has been one of the biggest reasons for it’s continued success on DVD / Blu-Ray and cinema screenings that have continued since release. To celebrate MOON’s 5th Birthday Duncan Jones has sent us some rather lovely signed MOON posters to give away to a few lucky fans. You may recall these became available back in November 2012 when the limited signed run sold out very quickly. Well, we have three to give away, and three different ways to win one
Duncan joined Twitter when we were all just figuring out how it all worked to help promote MOON as it approached release in 2009. So for all you lot that got on board then and since simply retweet this and we will choose one winner at 00:01 GMT on Sunday 20th July who will receive a MOON poster signed by Duncan Jones.
— ManMadeMovies (@ManMadeMovies) July 17, 2014
Not everyone uses Twitter, we have a great gang over on our Facebook page too, so for you lot please head over and like & share this post to be in with a chance of winning. Again, we will choose one winner at 00:01 GMT on Sunday 20th July who will receive a MOON poster signed by Duncan Jones.
Those of you that have been around since those early Twitter days back in 2009 may recall Duncan held a series of competitions in the run up to the release of MOON. One of these produced some marvelous results, so we’re going to repeat it for another chance to win a signed MOON poster.
Re-create a sci-fi moment from film or television, take a photo and email:
Subject line: Happy 5th Birthday MOON
If you’re on Twitter you can tweet it over to @ManMadeMovies using the hashtag #Happy5thBirthdayMOON. We’ll give you a bit longer for this one to ensure we get the good stuff 😉 We will choose one winner who will receive a MOON poster signed by Duncan Jones at 00:01 GMT on Sunday 27th July.
Entry open to all on Earth and any beyond, should they wish to establish contact with humanity through an online competition.
Thanks to everyone that has supported MOON and Duncan over the last 5 years through MOON, SOURCE CODE and the upcoming WARCRAFT. We look forward to continuing to bring you news and all that over years to come. Good luck!