Strangers on a Train posters from around the world

Work by Italian masters Luigi Martinati and Rodolfo Gasparri highlight this collection of art from around the globe for Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951). Based on the debut novel of Patricia Highsmith, who went on to write The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Price of Salt, which served as the basis for Todd Haynes’ film Carol.

Visit Cinephilia and Beyond to find the film’s script, storyboards, and a transcription of Hitchcock’s interview with Francois Truffaut from the fall of 1962.

All the posters come courtesy of Heritage Auctions, which features weekly bidding on a new set of beautiful movie art.

Pic of the Day – “The Care and Handling of Psycho”

Psycho press book

(Above) The cover to a Psycho (1960) pressbook supplement titled “The Care and Handling of Psycho,” which emphasizes the William Castle-esque gimmick that no one – “not even the manager’s brother” – will be allowed into a screening after the film has begun.

Check out the Psycho supplement in its entirety as well as other vintage pressbooks over at Zombos’ Closet.

Pic of the Day: French poster for Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder (1954)

French poster for Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder

The French release poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder (1954) bears no mention of the film’s 3D origins. Originally shot as a “deepie,” after a brief preview run in 3D the film’s release was shifted to “flat.”

Below are Hitchcock’s thoughts on the 3D process, from an issue of Prevue magazine. This image comes from 3D Film Archive, which offers an extensive history of the film’s production and release.

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Deep Fried Links – Wes Anderson, The Room, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope and more

Wes Anderson collection
Deep Fried Links is a new feature I’m going to try to roll out weekly to share a few interesting nuggets from around the world wide web. This is never going to be the place you come for breaking news about Batman casting, but it will be a useful resource to discover stories you might have missed.

For the inaugural post, we’ve got new books about Wes Anderson and the cult film The Room, a NY Times interview with Carrie director Kimberly Pierce, movie lists courtesy of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez and an ode to the “O” face from Lars von Trier. Plus much more. (Continue reading) Continue Reading ›