“It’s a deadly game of ‘tag’ and Cary Grant is ‘it’ !”
A classic Alfred Hitchcock film deserves an eye-catching poster and the BFI have certainly delivered with the film poster for their 2009 re-release of “North By Northwest”. As a general rule BFI re-release posters are incredibly scarce due to limited print runs and distribution, being shown in literally a handful of independent and ‘art-house’ cinemas with the updated imagery often superior to many of the original release designs. The rolled (as issued) UK quad offered here is from the 2009 BFI release and displays to excellent effect with beautiful photographic imagery from perhaps the Film’s most memorable scene as Cary Grant flees from the crop duster bi-plane (see Trivia below); lovely bright bold colours. A fantastic looking item and a fine piece of affordable Hitchcock cinema memorabilia from one of this influential Director’s best regarded releases.
Trivia: This movie has often been referred to as “the first James Bond film” due to its similarities with splashily colourful settings, secret agents, and an elegant, daring, wisecracking leading man opposite a sinister yet strangely charming villain with the crop duster scene inspiring the helicopter chase in From Russia with Love (1963).…more detail
1959, BFI Release 2009
UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided
UK / British
Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau