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Saul Bass

MOVIES 1980 - 1989
The movies are listed in chronological order with director and year of production.
If nothing further is mentioned, Saul Bass made titles "only"—as far as I know now.
For those he did not make titles for, look at his posters. There are more than you may think.
At page bottom is an alphabetical list.
Title illustrations are linked to title frames, record sleeves, and book covers.
Titles are linked to video stores.

# 1
The Moon is BlueThe Moon is BlueThe Moon is Blue

Director unknown, 1980

Saul Bass, 1981

Saul Bass, 1983

Jonathan Demme, 1986
titles not by Saul Bass
see Something Wild, 1961

James L. Brooks, 1987

Claude Berri, France 1987
the two of us
found this listed "somewhere" — but can't believe it
must be the poster (for USA release)

Penny Marshall, 1988

Andrew V. McLaglen, 1989
only listed as sometimes Saul Bass is credited
but actual credit is "Maurice Binder"

alas, one of Binder's least efforts, two years before his death

Return from the River Kwai, 1989
Danny DeVito, 1989

Patrick Duncan, 1989
("thanks" and USA end title)

before 1960
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1990 and later

Listing by Movie Title
84C MoPic, 1989 (aka 84 Charlie Mopic)
Advise and Consent, 1962
The Age of Innocence, 1993
Alien, 1979
Anatomy of a Murder, 1955
Apples and Oranges, 1962
Around the World in 80 Days, 1956
Batman, 1966, 1989 (???)
Attack!, 1956
Bass on Titles, 1977
Big, 1988
The Big Country, 1958
The Big Knife, 1955
Birdman of Alcatraz, 1962
Bonjour Tristesse, 1958
Broadcast News, 1987
Brothers, 1977
Bunny Lake is Missing, 1965
Cape Fear, 1991
The Cardinal, 1959
Carmen Jones, 1954
Casino, 1995
[Compulsion, 1959]
Cowboy, 1958
[Crack in the Mirror, 1960]
The Dick van Dyke Show, 1961-1966
Doc Hollywood, 1991
Dun-Huang/The Silk Road, 1990
Edge of the City, 1956
Exodus, 1960
The Facts of Life, 1960
The Fixer, 1968
Flashing Spikes, 1962
The Fortune Cookie
From Here to There, 1964
GoodFellas, 1990
Grand Prix, 1966
Higher Learning, 1995
History of Adventure, 1964
The Human Factor, 1979
Hurry Sundown, 1967
In Harm's Way, 1964
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 1963
Johnny Concho, 1956
Kiss Me, Stupid, 1964
The Longest Day, 1962
Love in the Afternoon, 1957
The Magnificent Seven, 1960
(USA remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai)
A Man Is Ten Feet Tall, 1956
The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955
Mr. Saturday Night, 1992
Nine Hours to Rama, 1962
North by Northwest, 1959
Notes on the Popular Arts, 1977
Not With My Wife, You Don't, 1966
Ocean's Eleven, 1960
One Two Three, 1961
One Hundred Years of Telephone, 1977
Packaging Story, 1964
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies, 1995
Phase IV, 1974
The Pride and the Passion, 1957
Psycho, 1960
Quest, 1983
The Racers, 1955
Return from the River Kwai, 1989
A River Runs through It
Rosebud, 1975
Saint Joan, 1957
Schindler's List, 1993
The Searching Eye, 1964
Seconds, 1966
Seven Thieves, 1959
The Seven Year Itch, 1955
The Shining, 1980
The Shrike, 1955
The Silk Road/Dun-Huang, 1990
Silk Stockings, 1957
Skidoo, 1968
The Solar Film, 1981
Some Like It Hot, 1959
Something Wild, 1961
Spartacus, 1960
Storm Center, 1956
Such Good Friends, 1971
Such Men Are Dangerous, 1955 aka The Racers
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, 1974
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, 1970
That's Entertainment, Part II, 1976
Trapeze, 1956
The Two of Us, 1987
Vertigo, 1958
Very Happy Alexander, 1980
The Victors, 1963
Walk on the Wild Side, 1962
The War of the Roses, 1989
West Side Story, 1961
The White Crow, 1990
Why Man Creates, 1968

The Young Stranger, 1957

Genius vs. the Mediocre 

the collaboration of Saul Bass and Alfred Hitchcock
Psycho - Vertigo - North by Northwest

not only for motion pictures
unused designs, Oscar ceremonies, film festivals, other
Logos & Trademarkssome of these may surprise you
More Movie Graphicshonor where honor is due: more good artists in this field
Screen Aspect Ratioshow you hardly ever see a movie as it was meant to be seen
Bass Business Busthow the Dutch never got to see The Searching Eye
Bass BooksBooks on, about and by Bass

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