Roc Marciano’s ‘Marci Beaucoup’ Cover Is Based On An Old Soviet Movie Poster

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As you can see, the cover (below) obviously references the poster (above.) The poster, done in a constructivist style, is for a 1929 Soviet film “Man Of Fire”. I can’t find any info about the movie itself, but based on the time and place of its origin I’m guessing it would have something to do with a brave factory worker fighting to uphold ideals of the Revolution while simultaneously falling in love with simple factory girl. There may or may not be a tractor and a bourgeois recidivist involved in this, somehow.
Props to somebody named are5l for pointing this out in the Complex comment section, thereby marking only the 5th or 6th instance in internet history where a comment section yielded something other than pure fuckery.
Incidentally, this isn’t the first time Marci’s cover art was inspired by vintage movie posters. The art for ‘Poltergeist‘ was based on a poster from a 1972 euro-crime thriller The Valachi Papers. That one I have seen, it’s a nice old-school mafia flick with Charles Bronson as Joe Valachi and Lino Ventura as Vito Genovese. The movie is very much worth a look if you come across it.


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