WHY MAN CREATES - THE WORK OF SAUL BASS
Known for his fluid and geometric title designs and posters (and with iconic logos created for the Girl Scouts and Bell Telephone), Saul Bass remains one of the most iconic and influential designers of the twentieth century. To illustrate his wide range of works, as well as the impressive list of filmmakers he has collaborated with, the Academy Film Archive has created a reel of his most famous (and lesser seen) title sequences. Along with two of Bass' short films, Why Man Creates (1958) and The Solar Film (1980), all courtesy of the Academy Film Archive, the program will be accompanied with a screening of Bass' only feature, Phase IV,and Saul Bass: In His Own Words, a tribute produced by the Academy.
The program will include preserved 35mm title sequences of: The Man with the Golden Arm, North by Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, Tonko, Grand Prix, War of The Roses, Goodfellas, Mr. Saturday Night, Walk on The Wild Side, Nine Hours to Rama, West Side Story, Cape Fear, Age of Innocence, Casino.
SAUL BASS: IN HIS OWN WORDS
2011 / 8MIN / DCP
Saul Bass / Various / 27MIN / 35mm
Saul Bass / Various / 7MIN / DCP
WHY MAN CREATES
Saul Bass / 1958 / 29MIN / 35mm
THE SOLAR FILM
Saul Bass / 1980 / 28MIN / 35mm