Scorsese Collects

Scorsese Collects, an exhibition consisting of 34 film posters, is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art. However, these aren’t any ordinary posters, they are actually part of the film masters personal collection. Not only do they include his favorites, but the posters also played a very important role influencing him as a director, producer, and screen writer. Nevertheless, it isn’t the films that are prominent in the exhibition but rather the visual compositions and the artist who designed them. It doesn’t come as a surprise that a large majority of the posters pay homage to Italian film and the Italian artist behind the posters.

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Designed by Anselmo Ballester (Italian, 1897-1974)

Scarpette Rosse, 1949

Italian release of The Red Shoes

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Great Britain,1948

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Designed by Anselmo Ballester

Narisco Nero (1953)

Italian release of Black Narriscus

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Great Britian, 1947

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 Designed by Anselmo Ballester

Scala Al Paradiso, 1947

Italian release of A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven)

 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Great Britian, 1946
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Designed by Anselmo Ballester

Gli Invasori, 1952

Italian release of the 49th parallel (The Invaders)

Michael Powell, Great Britain, 1941

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 Designed by Luigi Martinati (Italian, 1893-1983)

Sentieri Salvaggi, 1956

Italian release of The Searchers

John Ford, USA, 1956

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Anselmo Ballester

Fronte del porto, 1954

Italian release of On the Waterfront

Elza Kazan, USA, 1954