Anatomy of a murder (1959) title sequenceDirected by: Otto Preminger
Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara
Title sequence designed by: 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)
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.
You’ll find more titles like “Anatomy of a murder” in the 1955-1959 and 1950s trailers sections.