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10 Saul Bass Movie Posters To Inspire Your Next Movie Night

10 Saul Bass Movie Posters To Inspire Your Next Movie Night

Skip the Netflix and chill to watch 10 profound films that were ahead of their time.

Film buffs may be familiar with Saul Bass' work, but If you don't recognize the iconic graphic designer, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival's Cinebash will be a great introduction. Bass's work in early print advertisements for films will be celebrated on June 23 through an immersive film party that will be centered around his motion picture title sequences, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Psycho, ExodusThe Shining, and West Side Story. Here are our recommendations to keep you from showing up clueless...

1. Edge Of The City (1957)

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In Edge Of The City, two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann (John Cassavetes), an Army deserter, and Tommy Tyler (Sidney Poitier), an easy-going freight car loader, develop a growing friendship that is threatened by a notably repellent punk.

2. Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)

 
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Directed by Otto PremingerAnatomy Of A Murder is a film about a murder trial in which the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. Is there any truth to his claims, and will he win his case?

3. Love In The Afternoon (1957)

 
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Ariane Chavasse (Audrey Hepburn) is the daughter of a private detective, who has been hired to entrap a middle-aged playboy with the wife of a client.

4. Saint Joan (1957)

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Otto Preminger directed the recollection of King Charles VII's relationship with 17 year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc. The French king entrusted her with the command of the French Army before he ultimately burned her at the stake as a heretic.

5. One, Two, Three (1961)

 
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One, Two, Three's action takes place in West Berlin during the Cold War, as a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

6. Nine Hours To Rama (1963)

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Originally banned in India for its sympathetic portrayal of Nathuram Godse, Nine Hours To Rama is a fictional narrative about Hindu militant activist Nathuram Godse's plan to kill Mahatma Gandhi, and of police officer Gopal Das' task to find the killer before it's too late.

7. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

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Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing is a thriller that details a woman's reports that her young daughter is missing, when there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

8. Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

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When Raymond's old love interest, Anne, comes to Raymond's villa, his decadent young daughter Cecile is afraid for her way of life. 

9. Carmen Jones (1954)

 
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The African American cast stars Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte playing two star-crossed lovers whose fates push them further apart. The musical features songs from the Bizet opera with modernized lyrics.

10. Exodus (1960)

 
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The theme of Exodus is in the founding of the state of Israel in 1948 that resulted in war with its Arab neighbors. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel back from Cyprus, only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate.

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