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 distinctive and evocative title sequences, for some of the greatest films ever made.
We’re big Bass fans here at the Playlist, of both his title sequences (we featured some of our favorites here) and of his underseen sole directorial effort “Phase IV,” so we were delighted when our friends at Film.com dug up a documentary today called “Saul Bass: Title Champ.” Clocking in at just under an hour, and directed by Gary Leva, we haven’t seen it all the way through yet, but what we have seen is excellent stuff that we’re looking forward to digging into more. Take a look below, and head over to Film.com every day for their excellent Daily Short series.