Six Pix: Love

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.

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and what better way to mark the occasion than by celebrating films with the word “love” in the title.



Included are Love Affair (1939), Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), Luv (1967), Love Story (1970), Endless Love (1981) and Must Love Dogs (2005).

Sorry, Bond fans, but From Russia with Love didn’t make the final cut (not enough romance). Love has been one of Hollywood’s favorite four-letter words (or, in the case of Jack Lemmon’s comedy Luv, three-letter words) since the silent era. And whether it’s just headshots of sweethearts on the verge of kissing, as in Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne in Love Affair or Brooke Shields and (quick now, anyone?) Martin Hewitt in Endless Love; the heartfelt full-figure embrace of Jennifer Jones and a rather scantily clad William Holden in Love Is a Many Splendored Thing; or Diane Lane, John Cusack and friend in Must Love Dogs, the subject has offered film poster artists countless ways to depict couples struck by Cupid’s arrows. When it comes to a poster that simply and proudly wears its heart on its paper sleeve, however, I say you can’t go wrong with 1970’s Love Story. Between the oh-so-beautiful pairing of Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, the iconic “LOVE” logo (inspired by pop artist Robert Indiana) on the book cover, and the film’s signature line “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” (which O’Neal would mock two years later in What’s Up, Doc?) prominently featured next to its ill-starred hero and heroine, this is the poster that reminds you what falling in love is all about.

Which one do you think is the winner? Should we have included something else? Tell us about it below!