“Forgotten Hollywood”- Anatomy of Saul Bass…

Posted on October 27, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

220px-Saul_Bass   Check out a visual lecture by Jan-Christopher Horak, director, UCLA Film & Television Archive, as he presents a selection of cinematic titles, shorts, and commercials by Academy Award–winning filmmaker Saul Bass (right). This FREE event will take place at the Billy Wilder Theater this Friday, October 30th at 7:30p. Bass was also renowned for his fine work as a graphic designer for major corporate identity campaigns, and as an acclaimed director of short films, commercials, and independent documentaries.

   Best known as a designer of iconic, era-defining title sequences for such motion pictures as The Man with the Golden Arm, The Seven Year Itch, Vertigo, The Big Country, The Pride and the Passion, North by Northwest, SpartacusOcean’s 11, Psycho, Exodus, West Side Story,  Advise and Consent, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, In Harm’s Way, Bunny Lake is Missing, Big, Broadcast News, The Age of Innocence, and GoodFellas. Bass served as an important visual collaborator with the directors with whom he worked, including Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese. In addition to title sequences, Bass also designed posters and marketing materials for Hollywood.


   Drawing on research and analyses of his recently published book, Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design, Horak, with graphic designer Albert Kallis, a frequent Bass collaborator, will illuminate how Bass’ work for others manifested his own particular brand, revealing similar design strategies, themes, and visual looks.  The evening will feature several short films that Bass directed himself, including The Searching Eye, Why Man Creates, The Solar Film, and Quest, as well as a selection of his classic title sequences, commercials. and industrial films.

   This will be a definitive evening of eye candy for cinematic aficionados.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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