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USA, 1967 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Saul Bass

Saul Bass is a film maker and designer who extended the art of the film to its listing of credits with his work on Carmen Jones. This innovation was followed soon after, by his distinctive 'arm' symbol for the film The Man With the Golden Arm.

The problem of long credits for already long films was handled by Saul Bass in characteristically innovative fashion. He animated them into an epilogue conceived as an experience in its own right for Around the World in 80 Days. This was followed by the live-action epilogue for West Side Story, the stalking cat for Walk on the Wild Side, the titles for Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and many others.

Saul Bass has also made a number of outstanding documentary films which were prizewinners at numerous international festivals, including Melbourne, amongst them: Why Man Creates and The Searching Eye. He has recently directed his first full-length feature film, Phase IV.

This collection of credit titles selected by Saul Bass, is taken from the following films: Walk on the Wild Side, Seconds, The Victors, It's a Mad. Mad, Mad. Mad World, Nine Hours to Rama, Big Country, West Side Story, Grand Prix.

See also...

From Here to There

USA, 1965
The film deals, in kaleidoscopic form, with the exciting human experience of flight. ... More »

The Searching Eye

USA, 1965
The film accompanies a small boy as he walks along the beach and finds ordinary objects which reveal unsuspected worlds of intense visual experience. ... More »

Why Man Creates

USA, 1968
Eight separate explorations, episodes, comments on creativity, each segment employing its own style and technique to make its appropriate statement—this is the latest work of Saul Bass, sponsor… More »


A Ray Bradbury modern myth and adventure story about a journey in which a boy goes through a series of trials, in the course of which he grows into a man, he finally reaches his destination, and achi… More »


USA, 1983
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