Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The Colors of the Dust
For no real reason at all, I've been watching Otto Preminger movies lately. First there was Bunny Lake Is Missing, the DVD box of which features a full-color photo of Laurence Olivier in his role as the police detective investigating Bunny's disappearance. The movie is in black and white. Then I watched Anatomy of a Murder, the DVD box of which features a full-color photo of Jimmy Stewart in his role as the defense attorney. The movie is in black and white. (Neither of them used the legendary original poster art based on Saul Bass' groundbreaking title designs.)
The latest Preminger I got was The Man With the Golden Arm. The DVD box features a big black and white picture of Frank Sinatra as the title character. I was sure this one was gonna be in color.