Academy Award-winner, Saul Bass (1920-1996) is regarded as the inventor of modern film title sequences. Best known for his collaborative work with Hitchcock, Preminger and Scorsese, Bass on Titles presents a comprehensive, well-rounded retrospective of his film title sequence design.
The work of Saul Bass continues to influence Hollywood today, and is a timeless source of inspiration for graphic designers, filmmakers and fans of great cinema.
Bass on Titles provides a rare opportunity to hear Saul Bass' own words, as he describes his most notable work.
The film explores the title sequences from: The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), West Side Story (1961), Walk on the Wild Side (1962), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Seconds (1966). Bass also provides fascinating insight into some of his lesser known titles: Grand Prix (1966), Nine Hours to Rama (1963), The Victors (1963), In Harm's Way (1965), The Big Country (1958).
Much of this work by Saul Bass has never been released in the United Kingdom. The limited edition release of Bass on Titles will allow UK audience to revisit these great title sequences that have become classics in their own right.
The Bass on Titles limited edition DVD is an essential addition to the collection of anyone who appreciates great design.