Sunday, 22 June 2008

Coen Brothers pays homage to Saul Bass

I've been a massive Coen Brothers fan since their debut movie Blood Simple. New posters of their up and coming movie First After Reading have recently been released and what can I say, wow! It clearly pays homage to the legendary works of Saul Bass who's posters included the likes of Hitchcock's Vertigo, Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm & Anatomy of Murder and Billy Wilder's Love in the Afternoon to name a few, all of which I've featured below for you to enjoy.

Burn After Reading will hit theaters on September 12th 2008.

Burn After Burn Movie Poster

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out here.

I've included the mentioned posters which may have inspired Burn After Reading's poster design below, starting with one of the best classics of all time, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

This is one of my favourite movie posters, Otto Preminger's Anatomy of Murder.

Anatomy of Murder

Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm.

Anatomy of Murder

Billy Wilder's Love in the Afternoon

Anatomy of Murder

Another recent movie poster which has been influenced by Saul's unique style was the poster for Before the Devil Know's you're Dead

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead