An Appreciation of Saul Bass’ Fantastic Movie Poster for “Vertigo”


A truly great movie poster should reflect the feeling and atmosphere of the film it represents. Longtime MovieFanFare readers are familiar with our thoughts on how crafting a perfect movie poster is an art that is slowly dying. While most circa-2017 posters are little more than floating character head art, the same can’t be said for the 1950s and ’60s. Take for example Saul Bass‘ stunning art for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Has there ever been a poster that has reflected the disjointed feelings of a film’s protagonist as well as this one does? Perhaps not, which is why it is still turning heads all these years later.