Friday, May 8, 2015

Birthday: Saul Bass (1920-1996)

In the Fifties and Sixties, nothing could kick off a film like a title sequence by Saul Bass. Bass later showed himself to be a considerable film-maker in his own right with the excellent 1974 science fiction film Phase IV; I wish he had kept on with directing.

Here is the Bass opener to Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder, knock-out credits for a knock-out film:


Anatomy of a Murder (Criterion Collection)

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