100 Greatest Movie Posters

Posted by Scott

Over at Tccandler there’s a post on "The 100 Greatest Movie Posters". It’s a nice collection and while most are not aesthetically quite my style, they are all successful in one way or another. I’ve included one of the few I would actually hang on my wall above, Saul Bass’ poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Link

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Greg Vickers says:

June 19, 2008 at 7:49 am

i forgot how beautiful his ‘vertigo’ poster was. my fave still remains his classic poster for ‘the man with the golden arm’, probably sinatra’s best work as an actor and an overall great film. bass’ work on that film’s poster was simplicity itself, and so striking.

every once in a while a studio pic will gamble on a poster done in the saul bass style but it’s usually a way-in-advance teaser poster. the one that actually winds up in theatres will always inevitably be less interesting by far, with the usual floating heads and big sky. ugggh, done to death.

the advance poster for the upcoming coen brother’s film, ‘burn after reading’. just showed up online yesterday, coincidentally, but is truly gorgeous and clearly an homage to bass:


PKayne says:

June 19, 2008 at 8:24 pm

I have always wanted that Vertigo poster. I was in an advertising agency last year and saw one on a canvas. I nearly turned into a thief that day. Thank god I had restraint


chris says:

August 5, 2008 at 2:40 pm

awesome. Knowing the Coen’s, their tastes, references and power nowadays, one could assume that that Burn After Reading poster will remain