Saul Bass Essay

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Title: Who was the key influence in revolutionising title sequences in the film industry? Intro: In this essay I will be looking at three ground breaking title designers of the 1950’s, and trying to determine which one of them were the key influence that shaped the title sequences of the modern world film industry. The title sequence designers I will be looking at are Len Lye, Maurice Binder and Saul Bass. Each of these designers had a very distinctive style and were very unique in their era, but they all began as graphic design but then ventured into title sequences later in their career. Len Lye is communally famous for his title sequences such as Tusalave (1929), Colour Box (1935) and Colour Cry (1952). Maurice Binder is famous for his Creative and dazzling title sequences Polanski’s Repulsion (1965) and the Last Emperor (1989). Saul Bass created Anatomy of a Murder (1959) and Around The World In 80 Days (1956), which gained him a very good reputation. I will highlight the reasons why these designers were so influential, whilst searching to see which was the most influential, and just how they managed to revolutionise the modern film industry. Middle 1 Maurice Binder (1925-1991) was a famous designer of film title sequences who created the famous style of the James Bond series. Maurice Binder worked on 14 James Bond films, creating unique sequences for each. Throughout his career, His visual and artistic creations have continued to show new methods and have frequently kept up with the most trends. His other well-known designs are the titles for Polanski's such as, Repulsion (1965) and The Last Emperor (1989). Maurice Binder spent the first half of his design career in New York as a graphic designer in advertising, eventually working his way up to Advertising Director for Macy's department store. Seeking a challenge, Maurice Binder turned his attention to
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