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The Art of the Title – That’s Saul, Folks!

Psycho. Vertigo. North by Northwest. Goodfellas. Casino. You’ve seen his work, but do you know his name? 

Hosted by Lola Landekic, designer, writer and editor in chief of Art of the Title, this film series will dive into the work of legendary graphic designer Saul Bass.  

Often called a master of title design, Bass (frequently working with his wife and creative partner, Elaine) created powerful imagery for some of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Otto Preminger and Billy Wilder.  

With expert and lively introductions, the screenings will explore and celebrate Bass’s 40-year career and the vibrant, innovative and deeply influential title sequences he created. 

This series is sure to be a hit among artists, designers, film aficionados and those interested in the creative arts. 

Series runs Starts Wednesday, May 15

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 PM

an eye with the film title Vertigo overlayed

Vertigo

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterworks, featuring a hypnotic opening title sequence created by Saul Bass, with spirographic images by effects artist John Whitney. 

Presented with an introduction by series host Lola Landekic.

  • D: Alfred Hitchcock
  • USA
  • 1958
  • 128 min
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Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 PM

a circle with the film title Grand Prix overlayed

Grand Prix

"The best film ever made about professional auto racing,” John Frankenheimer’s 1966 achievement features a mesmerizing multi-frame opening sequence from Saul Bass. 

Presented with an introduction by series host Lola Landekic.

  • D: John Frankenheimer
  • USA
  • 1966
  • 176 min
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