ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959) POSTER, US
Artist: Saul Bass (1920-1996)
Unframed: 104 x 69 cm (41 x 27 in.)
This film was directed by Otto Preminger, and stars James Stewart. It was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address sex and rape in graphic terms. It includes one of Saul Bass's most celebrated title sequences, an innovative musical score by Duke Ellington (who plays a character called Pie-Eye in the film), and is one of the finest pure trial films ever made. This is one of the most celebrated and collected Saul Bass posters.
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Linen-backed. Excellent condition with the colours remaining very bright. Very minor restoration to folds.
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Saul Bass, A Life in Film & Design, Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2011, page 130 and Film Posters of the 50s, Aurum Press Limited, 2000, page 61