Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Saul Bass

Saul Bass was the guy behind those movie opening title sequences that are cooler than you or I will ever be. These sequences steal our dates and beat us in drag races. Turns out he's also the one responsible for the Bell Telephone logo, the one that has adorned every phone book, repair truck, and phone booth you've ever seen. Well, except the stupid ones that came along after they broke up Ma Bell into a bunch of crappy companies with annoying ads and jingles.

He did movies like Anatomy of a Murder (always liked that movie, and it has a killer soundtrack by Duke Ellington), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and, my favorite of the bunch, one inspired by Bass, Catch Me If You Can, which also has amazing backing music.

No comments: