Six Pix: For the Birds

 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.

This Six Pix is truly for the birds!

For the Birds

Included are: Bird of Paradise (1932); The Blue Bird (1940); The Birds (1963); The Big Bird Cage (1972); Follow That Bird (1985); and Bird (1988).

I’m sticking with just the singular and plural of our feathered friends here, so you won’t find such “obvious” popular titles as The Birdcage, To Kill a Mockingbird, Birdman, etc. It’s a wildly disparate group, covering family, fantasy, biopic, horror, and sexploitation themes. The Technicolor hues of The Blue Bird and the stark palette of Bird are both visually arresting, as is the sordid scenario played out in The Big Bird Cage. The Shirley Temple vehicle The Blue Bird may have been an ersatz Wizard of Oz, but the poster’s color and composition still manage to impress, nudging it just ahead of the others.

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