Anatomy of a murder (1959) title sequence Opening credits – typography The End

Anatomy of a murder (1959) title sequence

Directed by: 
Otto Preminger
Starring: 
James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass

‘ANATOMY OF A MURDER’ was the 5th of 13 title sequences Saul Bass designed for director Otto Preminger.
Carmen Jones (1954) + The man with the golden arm (1955) + Saint Joan (1957) + Bonjour tristesse (1958) + Anatomy of a murder (1959) + Exodus (1960) + Advise & consent (1962) + The Cardinal (1963) + In harm’s way (1965) + Bunny Lake is missing (1965) + Such good friends (1971) + Rosebud (1975) + The human factor (1979)

Saul Bass Anatomy of a murder movie poster Hollywood studios often asked Saul Bass to reassemble or alter his original ideas. Even the most iconic posters we’re familiar with – like Vertigo and Anatomy of a murder – are not what Bass originally conceived. Bass wasn’t satisfied with the Anatomy of a murder poster that was used in the marketing campaign. He privately printed his original design in a limited edition. The poster on the left was done in 1984 in an edition of 300.

Title sequence
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