Six Pix: Alfred Hitchcock

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.

Today we highlight the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Included are: Dial M For Murder (1954); Notorious (1946); Vertigo (1958); Rear Window (1954); North By Northwest (1959); and To Catch A Thief (1955).

I really love the way the North By Northwest poster keeps you off-kilter, just like the movie. Similarly, Vertigo does a superb job conveying its subject matter, plus its graphic design and simple color palette are spot-on. But, for me, it comes down to the taut, tension-filled imagery of Dial M and the more overt Rear Window posters. Dial M is more slick but I’ll give the nod to Rear Window which artistically conveys Hitchcock’s voyeuristic theme, and that with all things there is more than meets the eye—even with binoculars.

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.)