The Big CountryCome September, 2016, Laurence King Publishing will be releasing the first ever collection of film posters created by the iconic American graphic designer, Saul Bass. This collection will include 20 posters that have promoted movies like Spartacus, The Shining, and Saint John.

Throughout his grand career Saul has come up with some of the most compelling images to ever touch the movie going public. Having extended the remit of graphic design to include film titles, among other streams of visual entertainment, he went on to transform the genre in his own amiable way. His best-known works include a series of unforgettable posters and title sequences for films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm, as well as Stanley Kramer's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

In true Hollywood fashion it can easily be said that he's one of the founding fathers of graphic design, and to prove this point, Laurence King are releasing the following posters, with each poster being removable and designed to fit a 12 by 16 inch frame. Here, check this out...

The Cardinal

The Cardinal
Film Fact: Dorothy Gish, who played
Celia in this drama, was the sister of 
Lillian Gish, star of the silent era who's 
acted opposite Lionel Barrymore,
Mary Pickford & Charlie Chaplin.
Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse
Film Fact: Otto Preminger once said
that the main reason this drama didn't 
perform well in America, is because
the Americans aren't 'French enough',
a detail which amused him.

Anatomy Of A Murder

Anatomy Of A Murder
Film Fact: Some of the controversy
which surrounded this movie was 
because it included such words as: bitch,
 panties, penetration, rape, slut & sperm.
Bunny Lake Is Missing

Bunny Lake Is Missing
Film Fact: Noel Coward didn't think
much of Keir Dullea's acting in this flick.
One day, on set, he walked up to him &
said, "Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow."


Film Fact: Kirk Douglas hired Stanley
Kubrick to direct this classic after falling
out with the previous director, Anthony
Mann. The ironic thing about this, is that
Kirk didn't get on with Stanley either.
The Shining

The Shining
Film Fact: To get himself into a
agitated mood for this Stephen King
adaptation, Jack Nicholson only ate
cheese sandwiches during production.
Yes. He hates cheese sandwiches.


Film Fact: If you'll listen very closely, you'll
notice that Kim Novak doesnt speak 
until the third third of this thriller. Stranger 
still, Hitchcock didn't like her performance.
Such Good Friend

Such Good Friend
Film Fact: The nude image of Dyan
Cannon shown in this film is a fake.
According to Dyan, it is her head
but not her body. 


Film Fact: Three prisonershired to 
play, surprise-surprise, prisoners in this 
opus, escaped their confinement
 whilst making it. 
The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
Film Fact: Unlike those three prisoners,
Yul Brynner didn't make an escape whilst
making this classic westernHe married
his 2nd wife instead: Doris Kleiner.

SAUL BASS - 20 ICONIC FILM POSTERS SAUL BASS - 20 ICONIC FILM POSTERS Reviewed by David Andrews on September 01, 2016 Rating: 5

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