Tonnerre De Feu Pt.2…

BT_French7BT_French11BT_French9BT_French10BT_French8BT_French12Presenting the second half of the French lobby card collection in order of sequence – Notice that the beauty shot of the chopper (fourth pic down) is ‘flipped’ – an unfortunate common occurrence when images are taken from slides.  Also notice the continuity error of Murphy’s lack of green wristbands (top pic) which would miraculously re-appear after take-off.  Interestingly, the simulated devastation caused by the the F-16 missile at street level (bottom pic) in other lobby sets/posters actually show the crane setup and the skip of debris as its dropped on the poor extras…

Coming soon, German Theatrical Programme and Part 2 of the American Cinematographer features…

AKA Tonnerre De Feu…

BT_French1BT_French2BT_French3BT_French4BT_French5BT_French6The worldwide campaign for Blue Thunder yielded some interesting translations.  In Europe it would be known as Das Fliegende Auge (Germany) Sininen Salama (Finland) and Tuono Blu (Italy).  Go here for the full obscure list but for now we are hovering over France where it was known as Tonnerre De Feu.

This vintage set of 12 (second half to follow in next post) French 10×8 full colour lobby cards are among the sharpest examples I’ve seen and came undisturbed in their original brown exhibitors (Warner-Columbia Film) envelope.  To brand them cards is a stretch as they are actually no more than prints on the thinnest paper so have endured well over the last 30 or so years…