THE POSTERS

THE COLLECTOR

RESOURCES

 

         
BEGINNINGS

THE COLLECTOR: WHEN I KNEW I WOULD COLLECT

When I first saw the movie Rushmore (early 2000), I was confused. It was funny, but it wasn’t. It was like a joke that had a distant punch line, only foreseeable after you could understand and tell the joke yourself.  You had to experience the film, and go through the process to understand and take away anything from it.  I love Wes Anderson, a genius in my book. He smoothed my eccentric teenage ego with his first films; that it was “OK” to be who you wanted to be.  You can be anything you want to be and failing was part of growing.  That being afraid of ambition, was its only limitation.  I immediately bought the poster and hung it up (with thumb tacks). 

These posters (Great Expectations and Rushmore), they meant something to me, hanging there on the wall.  The posters brought back the emotions and self analysis of the films associated with them.  The process of growing up… I could look at them; Gwen posing, David Garza’s “Slave” playing in the background or Max breaking ground to a Kinks soundtrack.  The posters had life! 

That is when I knew I was going to collect posters.

 

 

MY FIRST POSTER
WHEN I KNEW I WOULD COLLECT
A WORD ON SOUNDTRACKS
BROADENED HORIZONS
SOCIAL COLLECTING