2006-11-23

Video: Saul Bass title sequences



The great graphic designer Saul Bass (1920-1996) though having created many well-known logotypes and posters, is mostly know and remembered for his work with movie title sequences (IMDb). This is a collection of the few I found on YouTube. My thanks to those who uploaded them. If you find more or upload more please let me know.

"My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film's story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of conditioning the audience, so that when the film actually began, viewers would already have an emotional resonance with it."[1]
Check this site out for great screenshots from other of Saul Bass' title sequences and this one for screenshots of other great titles.

5 comments:

mrdantefontana said...

Nice post. The Bass man.

P-E Fronning said...

Thanks ol' perch!

Anonymous said...

Rena rama guldgruvan igen!
Var får du allt ifrån?
(Visste du förresten att all film är gjord av torkad fisk?)

P-E Fronning said...

Njaä... abborre eller gammelgädda? jag trodde det var av skinn från ormar som du!!

Anonymous said...

Ormar som jag.
Gormar som du.
Come out an' play!