50 exceptional film posters: vertigo, 50 grand designs
August 14, 2010, 12:39 am
Filed under: 50 exceptional movie posters, 50 grand designs

“vertigo” directed by alfred hitchcock (1958). poster, title sequence, and story boards: saul bass, graphic artist. born: new york city (1920 – 1996)

saul bass is probably best known for his inventive title sequences. most movie titles prior to 1950 were simply a frame with the name of the movie. saul bass made his sequences dance around to jazzy scores in inventive and colorful ways. many may not realize that title sequences are not directed by the movie’s director. saul bass’s work in the 950’s and 1960’s are some of the best.

he played off his title sequence for alfred hitchcocks “vertigo” by keeping the op-art concentric circles and having jimmy stewart and kim novak’s stylized figures falling into an endless vortex. this poster goes for around 3 grand today!


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