To celebrate the release of the long-awaited book Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design [this was late 2011. —Ed.], we put together a brief visual history of some of Saul Bass’s most celebrated work.
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design, by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham, is available on Amazon.
Yep. The Oscars.
Letterboxd users have made their predictions, and so have countless other websites, magazines and blogs.
Of course, the below-the-line awards seem to get the least amount of attention, and the Scientific & Technical Awards get condensed to a 2-minute recap in the main event, recapping the awards give to people who actually make possible the cool special effects and technical advances you enjoy. Some bloggers dismiss them as the nerd awards, but I think they’re the most fascinating of the bunch. Of course, if they were included in the main ceremony, it would make an already-long event into something that would strain tolerability. I wish they would make the video available in some form, though, and not just the three minute introduction.
Some VFX folks are marching to protest this afternoon, including the creators of the documentary short, Life After Pi. I certainly hope they get some attention, and some well-needed change as a result. (If you haven’t watched Life After Pi yet, please do. It’s a sobering look at the treatment VFX artists are getting in an industry that depends on them for the fantastic imagery they use to fill theater seats.)
Me, I’ll be seeing if I can live stream the ceremony here at home, and root for my favorite VFX artists, cinematographers, costume designers and sound mixers. Good luck, everyone!
During 90 years the Warner Bros. shield has undergone a series of refinements. Three variations reflect transitions in ownership (Warner Bros.-Seven Arts in 1967, Kinney in 1969 and Warner Communications Inc. in 1972). In 1984 Warner Bros. returned to the shield set over a background of clouds. The corporate names below the shield have changed over the years, but the logo has been a shield ever since.
(via The Verge)
Based on Steven Jay Schneider’s incredible book series, this video contains 215 extra titles as well.
This epic little monster took me one year to the date to finish. I tried my best to make it an overpowering exercise in film. In another 130 years, this will be a completely different list. It was important to start with a film projector because film itself is becoming/already is a thing of the past.
Really spectacular edit, with an astounding number of films cut in inventive ways.
I know at least one guy who’s watched the entire list, and I’m slowly working my way through them, here and there. The best way I’ve found to keep track is with this compilation 1001 list on Letterboxd, where I currently stand at 32% (370 out of 1154).