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Hitchockian latte art!

The poster for the latest Phily TNT -- the barista latte art throwdown -- is inspired by the iconic Saul Bass-designed poster for Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo"

Hitchockian latte art!

Great poster for the monthly latte art competition known as Philly TNT: A play on the iconic Saul Bass-designed key art for Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 psychothriller, Vertigo, the poster depicts the silhouette of the figure of a barista, aswirl in a latte rosetta. The original one-sheet Vertigo art, of course, had a similarly-attired dude spinning in a spirally vortex.

The TNT (Thursday night throwdown), throwing down the evening of Sept. 27, at the just relocated Elixir Coffee (207 S. Sydenham Street), is open to professional and home baristas alike. Here (below) is a publicity photo from Vertigo of Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak angsting suspensefully over a cup of coffee. Or maybe it's a latte?

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Steven Rea's previous blog posts can be found here. Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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