Watch This Great Documentary About the Man Who Created the Movies' Most Memorable Credit Sequences

Watch This Great Documentary About the Man Who Created the Movies' Most Memorable Credit Sequences

Aug 14, 2013

 

Movie-title maestro Saul Bass created some of the most memorable credits sequences in cinema during his 40-year career. The Man with the Golden Arm, North by Northwest and Psycho are just a few of the films Bass worked on, creating innovative, kinetic titles that blew old Hollywood's static and snooze-worthy sequences out of the water. If you want to know more about Bass and his dazzling work, we highly recommend checking out this 55-minute documentary called Title Champ by Gary Leva.

Our friends at Film.com (by way of our favorite film Tumblr Cinephilia and Beyond) shared the video, which looks at Bass' contributions to cinema and presents interviews with Martin Scorsese and more. The Taxi Driver director discusses Bass' modern sensibility and groundbreaking method of thematically linking the credits to the film from the very first frame. Set aside an hour for this video if you appreciate good design, cinema history and hyperactive filmmakers geeking out. Enjoy!

 

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