Archive for the ‘Saul Bass title sequence’ Category

Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
Video: title sequence
1962

Walk on the Wild Side

Directed by: 
Edward Dmytryk
Starring: 
Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda, Anne Baxter, Barbara Stanwyck
Studio: 
Columbia Pictures
Country: 
USA
 
 
Title design: 
Saul Bass
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Saul Bass: The Big Knife (1955)

Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Video: title sequence
1955

The Big Knife

Directed by: 
Robert Aldrich
Starring: 
Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters
Genre: 
Film noir
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
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Saul Bass: Carmen Jones (1954)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Video: title sequence
1954

Carmen Jones

Directed by: 
Otto Preminger
Starring: 
Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Joe Adams
Studio: 
20th Century Fox
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
Lettering: 
Harold Adler
I began as a graphic designer and as part of my work I created many film symbols for ad campaigns. During that period I happened to be working on the symbols for ‘Carmen Jones’ and ‘The man with the golden arm’ for Otto Preminger. At one point in our work Otto and I just looked at each other and said: “why not make it move?” It was really as simple as that.” — Saul Bass, “Bass on titles”

When Saul Bass started making credits, the credits themselves were part of the film and they had a clarity of a modern sensibility that took you to another decade, another two decades ahead. Saul Bass really was the first to inflict that and would destroy once and for all that old concept of opening credits.— Martin Scorsese, in the documentary “Saul Bass, title champ”

Carmen Jones (1954) blu-ray movie title Title sequence Carmen Jones (1954) The End The End

Saul Bass: The Young Stranger (1957)

Sunday, August 12th, 2018
Saul Bass -  The Young Stranger (1957) title sequence Title sequence The End + credits
1957

The Young Stranger

Directed by: 
John Frankenheimer
Starring: 
James MacArthur, Kim Hunter, James Daly, James Gregory, Whit Bissell
Studio: 
RKO Radio Pictures
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
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The Human Factor (1979)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Title sequence

The Human Factor (1979)

Directed by: 
Otto Preminger
Starring: 
Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Robert Morley, Joop Doderer
Studio: 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
The Human Factor (1979) Saul Bass Opening credits

Saul Bass – The Victors (1963)

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Saul Bass - The Victors (1963) title sequence

The Victors (1963) title sequence

Directed by: 
Carl Foreman
Starring: 
Vince Edwards, Albert Finney, Jeanne Moreau, George Peppard, Romy Schneider, Eli Wallach, Peter Fonda
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
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Saul Bass: Cowboy (1958)

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Video: title sequence
1958

Cowboy

Directed by: 
Delmer Daves
Starring: 
Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy, Richard Jaeckel
Genre: 
Western
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
Fonts used: 
Hellenic Wide
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Such Good Friends (1971)

Monday, July 25th, 2011
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Such Good Friends (1971) title sequence

Directed by: 
Otto Preminger
Starring: 
Dyan Cannon, Jennifer O’Neill, Burgess Meredith
Country: 
USA

Title sequence designed by: Saul Bass (more…)

Saul Bass: Spartacus (1960)

Sunday, April 17th, 2011
Video: title sequence
1960

Spartacus

Directed by: 
Stanley Kubrick
Starring: 
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton
Studio: 
Universal Pictures
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
Fonts used: 
Clarendon
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Saul Bass – Psycho (1998)

Friday, March 4th, 2011
Saul Bass Psycho 1960 title sequence Saul Bass Pablo Ferro Psycho 1998 title sequence Title sequences of both versions of Psycho compared
1998

Psycho

Directed by: 
Gus Van Sant
Starring: 
Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy
Country: 
USA
 
 
Title design: 
Saul Bass
Adaptation: 
Pablo Ferro

Saul Bass – Big (1988)

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Saul Bass Big 1988 title sequence Title sequence

Big (1988) title sequence

Directed by: 
Penny Marshall
Starring: 
Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
Fonts used: 
Benguiat
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Saul Bass: Vertigo (1958)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Video: title sequence
1958

Vertigo

Directed by: 
Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: 
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones
Studio: 
Paramount Pictures
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass, Harold Adler
Fonts used: 
Clarendon, News Gothic
“Bass fashioned title sequences into an art, creating in some cases, like Vertigo, a mini-film within a film. His graphic compositions in movement function as a prologue to the movie – setting the tone, providing the mood and foreshadowing the action.”

— Martin Scorsese
Vertigo (1958) blu-ray movie title Title sequence

Saul Bass: Psycho (1960)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Video: title sequence
1960

Psycho

Directed by: 
Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: 
Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
Lettering: 
Harold Adler

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Saul Bass: North by Northwest (1959)

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Video: title sequence
1959

North by Northwest

Directed by: 
Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: 
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau
Studio: 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Country: 
USA
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Saul Bass: Around the world in eighty days (1956)

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Saul Bass Around the world in eighty days 1956 title sequence Main-on-end title sequence
1956

Around the world in eighty days

Directed by: 
Michael Anderson
Starring: 
Cantinflas, David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass

The main-on-end title sequence Saul Bass created for Around the world in eighty days were the longest and most expensive credits ever made, at the time. They cost $65,000.

Saul Bass Around the world in eighty days collage

A peek behind the scenes – click on the image for a larger version

Saul Bass: Anatomy of a murder (1959)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Video: title sequence
1959

Anatomy of a murder

Directed by: 
Otto Preminger
Starring: 
James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O’Connell, George C. Scott
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
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Saul Bass – Bunny Lake is missing (1965)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Title sequence

Bunny Lake is missing (1965)

Directed by: 
Otto Preminger
Starring: 
Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea
Studio: 
Columbia Pictures
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
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Saul Bass: Advise & Consent (1962)

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Saul Bass title sequence Advise & Consent 1962 Title sequence
1962

Advise & Consent

Directed by: 
Otto Preminger
Starring: 
Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Gene Tierney, Burgess Meredith
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
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Saul Bass – Casino (1995)

Monday, February 21st, 2011
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Casino (1995)

Directed by: 
Martin Scorsese
Starring: 
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, Frank Vincent
Country: 
USA

Title design: 
Elaine & Saul Bass
Fonts used: 
Washington
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Saul Bass: Attack (1956)

Monday, February 21st, 2011
Video: title sequence
1956

Attack

Directed by: 
Robert Aldrich
Starring: 
Jack Palance, Eddie Albert, Lee Marvin, Robert Strauss, Richard Jaeckel
Country: 
USA
Title design: 
Saul Bass
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