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Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday's Top 5... Posters of the 1960s

#5: A Fistful of Dollars

No doubt about it: Clint Eastwood is the man. If that's not enough to sell a movie, I don't know what is.

#4: La Dolce Vita

It's cool, it's sexy, it's Fellini.

#3: Breakfast At Tiffany's

There's a reason that this poster is so popular. It's a classic Audrey Hepburn image and the rest of the poster is uncluttered enough to keep her image from being overwhelmed.

#2: Rosemary's Baby

This poster is sooooo creeeeepy. Even the color scheme is creepy. My hat is off to whomever designed it.

#1: Blow Up

Simple but stunning. It literally shows the protagonist's occupation and also encompasses the hedonistic spirit of his lifestyle.


Simon said...

Blow-Up is my favorite, sir.

Fletch said...

The simplicity of Rosemary's Baby stands out the most to me, especially considering the look of so many posters from back then. To have the title info so small and tucked away on the bottom is unthinkable, but it's a striking image.

Norma Desmond said...

@Simon: It's certainly an arresting image.

@Fletch: the first time I saw the poster, I didn't even see the title at first. I thought it was just the image and the way it's composed, it's enough to set the tone for the film.