Six Pix: Neo Noir

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.

These Six Pix are all Neo Noir posters—that is, film noirs made after 1960.

Included are: Chinatown (1974); Body Heat (1981); Body Double (1984); Blade Runner (1982); Memento (2001); and Brick (2005).

The poster for Brick reflects the detailed, highly stylized feel of the movie, and though I did not connect to the film as much as others did, I came real close to picking this poster as best of the bunch. Indeed, yet again I had a very hard time choosing from among these excellent neo noir posters…they’re all fantastic in their own way. Yet, Chinatown just oozes atmosphere: The gumshoe, the femme fatale, somber mood, a spot-on logo/typeface, and it all is (literally) topped with a suffocating, hazy ambience looming overhead while its watery theme is reflected below. Perfection.

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.)