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    Watch: 55-Minute Documentary On Movie Title Master Saul Bass

    There's a real art to the movie title sequence, one that's all too often overlooked these days (think of how many movies this year have had truly memorable ones). And the master of them was Saul Bass. From films by Alfred Hitchcock to pictures by Martin Scorsese, Bass was behind many of the most d...

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    20 Oddball Sci-Fi Films Of The 1970s

    Somewhere between 1968's “2001: A Space Odyssey” and 1977's “Star Wars” something happened in the culture. Storytellers, perhaps inspired by the way the hippie, counter-culture was fizzling out, combined with the still-dragging-on war in Vietnam, and post-Watergate disillusion, began to look at the ...

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    LACMA Presents Far-Out Film Series 'Beyond the Infinite: Science Fiction After Kubrick' [Vintage Trailers]

    LACMA's highly successful engagement with the Stanley Kubrick exhibition is now in its second half, and the museum's always creative film programmer Bernardo Rondeau has put together the coinciding screening series "Beyond the Infinite: Science Fiction After Kubrick." It runs March...

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    Saul Bass' Original Sketches for 'The Shining' Poster, with Kubrick's Handwritten Notes

    Check out these haunting, fine-point Saul Bass sketches for Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Reportedly Bass showed Kubrick 300 different versions before the director settled on the original poster design...

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    Alamo Drafthouse and Academy Announce Day-Long Saul Bass Tribute, Featuring 'Phase IV' with Long-Lost Ending

    The Alamo Drafthouse is partnering with the Academy for a day-long Saul Bass tribute on December 1. The program features the legendary title sequence designer's rarely seen short films and a pristine restoration of Bass' sole directorial effort, sci-fi gem "Phase IV."

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    Saul Bass' Lost Original Ending For 'Phase IV' Discovered In Los Angeles

    Since its inception in 2007, Los Angeles' revival house Cinefamily has slowly become one of the city's most diverse and exciting places, hosting screenings of cult classics and current releases alike with special events galore. They've made a habit of digging up gems and developing a the...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Exploring the Design of Ads and Scores

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week.

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    10 Of Saul Bass' Greatest Title Sequences

    The art of movie titles is becoming an increasingly lost one: aside from a few films (the Bond movies) and directors (Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Jason Reitman always take particular care over their credit sequences), it feels like relatively little care is taken over such things, with many ...

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