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Saul Bass

Saul Bass



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Also Known As: Died: April 25, 1996
Born: May 8, 1920 Cause of Death: non-Hodgkins lymphoma
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Film Production - Main ...


Director (feature film)

Phase IV (1974) as Director
Scientists at a remote desert base discover that ants are preparing to conquer the world.

Title Design (feature film)

Psycho (1998) as Titles Designer
When a woman is reported missing--last seen at the infamous Bates Motel--her sister and boyfriend set out to investigate, come to the motel, and find it run by a voyeuristic taxidermist, loner who is obsessed with his dead mother and has a penchant for dressing up like her.
Casino (1995) as Title Sequence
A mafia drama exposes the inner workings of a corrupt Las Vegas casino.
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995) as Titles
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese''s entry in the BFI''s "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director''s need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
Higher Learning (1995) as Title Sequence
Three freshman students embark on their first semester at fictitious Columbus University, where, in addition to normal adolescent problems, they''re also confronted with serious prejudice, intolerance, racism and sexism among the student body. Former high school track star, Malik, learns that as long as he keeps winning races the university will support him, but as far as his academic life is concerned, they don''t care a bit whether he learns anything at college or not. Kristin Conner, a middle-class white girl from Orange County, discovers that she is ill-prepared for college life and in matters sexual she finds that the male students don''t always accept "no" for an answer. She also finds that her own sexual proclivity is not as clear-cut as she''d always imagined. Remy, a quiet kid from Idaho who has no social skills, turns to the only group who''ll have him--the skinheads. He''s so grateful for their acceptance that he finds he''ll do anything to stay in their good graces.
The Age Of Innocence (1993) as Title Sequence
A 19th-century lawyer risks his place in society when he falls in love with his fiancee''s married cousin.
Doc Hollywood (1991) as Titles
A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon gets a taste of small-town medicine in the hilarious and heartwarming "Doc Hollywood" (1991). When Dr. Benjamin Stone crashes his vintage Porsche in tiny Brady, he's sentenced to work at a local hospital to make amends. While he's there he learns a little bit about hu
Cape Fear (1991) as Title Sequence
A deranged convict seeks revenge on the attorney who improperly defended him.
Goodfellas (1990) as Titles
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
War of the Roses, The (1989) as Title Design
A dark comedy about a couple whose marriage has fallen apart, but neither is willing to move out of the home they share.
Big (1988) as Title Design
Through a carnival wishing machine, a 12-year-old boy is transferred into the body of a 35-year-old man.
Broadcast News (1987) as Title Design
A news producer is caught between a committed journalist and a flashy anchor.
The Human Factor (1980) as Title Design
A diplomat is suspected of being a double agent.
That's Entertainment! II (1976) as Title Design
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly dance together again for the first time in more than 30 years as they introduce classic musical numbers and comedy bits.

Art Director (feature film)

Psycho (1960) as Pictorial consultant
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.

Visual Effects (feature film)

Such Good Friends (1971) as Titles
West Side Story (1961) as Titles & visual consultation
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.
Spartacus (1960) as Main titles and des consultant
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
The Facts of Life (1960) as Titles des
Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery.
Ocean's Eleven (1960) as Title des
A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino.
Psycho (1960) as Titles des
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
Exodus (1960) as Titles des
A young Israeli activist fights to set up a homeland for his people.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) as Titles des
A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
North by Northwest (1959) as Titles des
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Vertigo (1958) as Titles des
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''s been hired to tail.
Saint Joan (1957) as Titles
A French peasant girl follows the advice of angels to lead her country against British invaders.
The Pride and the Passion (1957) as Titles des
A British naval officer helps Spanish peasants haul a large cannon cross-country to battle Napoleon.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1956) as Titles des
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Titles des
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
Carmen Jones (1955) as Title des
A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man.
The Seven Year Itch (1955) as Titles des
A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs.
The Big Knife (1955) as Titles des
An unscrupulous movie producer blackmails an unhappy star into signing a new contract.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Seconds (1966) as Main titles
A bored rich man buys a new life from a secret organization.
Grand Prix (1966) as Visual consultant, montages & titles
Auto racers find danger and romance at the legendary European road race.
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965) as Main titles
A distraught mother searches for her seemingly non-existent daughter, bringing her sanity into question.
In Harm's Way (1965) as Titles
An aging Naval officer leads his men against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.
The Victors (1963) as Prolog & title des
Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
Nine Hours to Rama (1963) as Title des
"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (unfairly) blamed Gandhi for the killings of thousands of Hindus by Muslims is revealed in a series of flashbacks.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Main titles
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
The Cardinal (1963) as Titles
A Boston priest deals with illicit love, racism and war as he rises in the church.
Advise & Consent (1962) as Title des
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
Walk on the Wild Side (1962) as Title des
A penniless farmer tracks the woman he loves to a New Orleans brothel.
Something Wild (1961) as Titles
A rape victim runs away from her family and takes shelter with a romantic auto mechanic.
The Big Country (1958) as Titles des
Feuding families vie for water rights in the old West.
Bonjour Tristesse (1958) as Titles des
A jealous teenage girl plots to end her father's engagement.
Cowboy (1958) as Title des
Real-life writer Frank Harris signs on as a ranch hand and learns the ropes from an experienced cowboy.
Edge of the City (1957) as Titles des by
An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official.
Storm Center (1956) as Titles des
A librarian fights to keep a controversial book on the shelves.
The Shrike (1955) as Titles des
A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him.
The Night of the Hunter (1955) as Pub
A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.

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