Quick, Ten Minute Short Highlighting the Title Work of Saul Bass

Movie titles don't look this good any more

Saul Bass title work

I just posted my review of Criterion's new Blu-ray for John Frankenheimer's Seconds, a film that features one of designer Saul Bass' lesser known title sequences and making the rounds today (courtesy of Film.com) is a short documentary on Bass and primarily his title design on Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, with brief looks at his work on Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm, Hitchcock's Psycho and Martin Scorsese's Casino and Cape Fear.

The doc features commentary from Scorsese and a variety of title designers and biographers with a focus primarily on Bass' ability to capture the mood of the film in his title sequences alone. When you're done giving it a watch read my review of Seconds and watch that title sequence right here.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    Watching this film you are reminded how important the title really is, i actually prefer the Scorsese ones to Hitchcock's. Interesting bit about the Psycho shower scene though, i have heard that theory before.