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28.7.08

Movie ad printing plates



Lucky enough I was to find "Phase IV", one of my favourites ever! Saul Bass rules!

5 comments:

P-E Fronning said...

I'm just curious, is it the poster or the movie Phase IV which is your favorite? For me the movie was pretty good, taking itself seriously in a way I guess you don't see sci-fi movies do too often. But then again I'm no sci-fi buff... Being a big Saul Bass fan, however, I was mighty disappointed in the poster. To me it seems pretty standard. I would have thought he'd wanna make a super poster for his own movie...

Ed Howard said...

The poster's nice enough, and the hand image is certainly iconic. But it doesn't really get at the film's best qualities, namely its inventive design and focus on ant-scale rather than human-scale dramas. The film is at its best when it ignores its stock human characters and focuses on the ants, who give much better "performances" than any of the actual actors in this one. But I'm guessing that the bloody punctured hand works a lot better, selling the film as standard B-movie horror, than a more abstract design that would be more fitting to the film's concern with geometry.

My own review is here.

P-E Fronning said...

Well spoken! - I agree.


Here's my review.

Ed Howard said...

Oops, I just realized I posted an image instead of my review. For real this time. Heh.

Anonymous said...

Phase IV is finally on dvd now is the US, awesome flick!