English title: North by Northwest
Poster title: 北北西に進路を取れ
Poster Year: 1966
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: STB 20x57" (51x145cm)
Film title: North by Northwest
Film Year: 1959
Film Origin: USA
Film Directors: Alfred Hitchcock
Film Plot: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
Grade: C6 Fine. Tri-folded, single-sided. Top C6: Theater used poster with minor handling/edge/fold wear, pin holes in the corners and some light surface smudging. Bottom C6: Theater used poster with minor handling/edge/fold wear, pin holes in the corners and some light surface smudging. This poster would grade higher if not for the two panels having been glued together for display.
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North by Northwest is a towering suspense film made at the peak of Hitchcock’s incredible career — just after Vertigo and just prior to Psycho. Universally acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, North by Northwest was a novel take on the spy genre that still amazes audiences today. Guillermo Del Toro described it as a “perpetual-motion thriller machine” for the way it continued to ratchet up the suspense to nearly unbelievable proportions. A stunning film any way you slice it!
North by Northwest was such a popular film that it got a worldwide re-release in 1966, just 7 years after its premiere. The re-release posters offer some of the best paper for the film because — let’s just cut to the chase — designers could fully utilize the amazing the crop duster imagery! During the first release none of the core US artwork featured the crop duster scene. A few months later when the film was released in France, Belgium and Italy designers began to include it, but it wasn’t until the 1966 re-release that it became central to the promotion of the film. This awesome Japanese STB stands nearly 5′ tall and, due to the slender format, uses a close up of the crop duster shot. The tight framing gives a much more intense feel than most designs — it is truly one of the best posters for this Hitchcock classic.