Six Pix: Billy Wilder

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

Six Pix pays tribute to the posters of director Billy Wilder.

Included are: Double Indemnity (1944); Love in the Afternoon (1957); Sunset Boulevard (1950); Irma La Douce (1963); The Seven Year Itch (1955); and One, Two, Three (1961).

Wow. Not one but two Saul Bass posters in the mix and they don’t make my top three here. In third is The Seven Year Itch, where Marilyn Monroe’s blatant sexuality reduces (literally) Tom Ewell to immature voyeur. That leaves Sunset and Irma as my faves. I know I’ll be blasted for not choosing Sunset, complete with knotted up film motif and imposing Gloria Swanson But I like what I like. And I am smitten with Irma’s playful caricatures, the Paris street background etched into the hotel façade, the nifty tagline, the color palette, the mod ‘60s vibe,…well, everything!

Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)