1. If you’ve ever seen a movie, you’ve seen opening titles of some kind. Opening credits have existed pretty much since the beginning of moving pictures, and they are as varied as the films themselves.
    “THE FILM before THE FILM” is a short documentary that traces the evolution of title design through the history of film.
    This short film was a research project at the BTK (Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule) that takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film credits to the inclusion of digital techniques, a resurgence of old-school style, and filmmakers' love of typography in space.

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions contact us at taketeundmaluma.de/contact

    CREDITS:

    Research:
    Nora Thös, Damian Pérez

    Animation & Cut:
    Nora Thös, Damian Pérez

    Text & Translation:
    Nora Thös, Christian Mahler

    Sound & Dubbing:
    Damian Pérez

    Proofreading & Voice:
    Demetrius Papadakis

    Professors:
    Christian Mahler, Daniel Wangen

    Special Thanks to:
    Ian Albinson for his suggestions and corrections.
    Art of the Title for the wide range of opening titles.

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  2. To celebrate the release of the long-awaited book "Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design", we put together a brief visual history of some of Saul Bass's most celebrated work.

    It should be noted that much of Saul's title design work after 1960 was made in collaboration with his wife Elaine Bass.

    Editor: Ian Albinson (artofthetitle.com)

    "Saul Bass: A Life In Film & Design" by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham
    (Available on Amazon - amzn.to/uZDYYR)

    Related: A Brief History of Title Design (vimeo.com/20759580)

    Website: artofthetitle.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/ArtoftheTitle
    Facebook: facebook.com/ArtoftheTitle

    Music: Greg Fonkmaster B "Fonkmaster's Interlude"

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    Full film listing:

    Carmen Jones (1954)
    The Big Knife (1955)
    The Seven Year Itch (1955)
    The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
    Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
    Vertigo (1958)
    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
    North by Northwest (1959)
    Spartacus (1960) (with Elaine Bass)
    Psycho (1960)
    Ocean’s Eleven (1960)
    West Side Story (1961) (with Elaine Bass)
    Walk on the Wild Side (1962) (with Elaine Bass)
    Nine Hours to Rama (1963)
    It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
    Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
    Seconds (1966) (with Elaine Bass)
    Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
    Grand Prix (1966)
    That’s Entertainment, Part II (1976)
    The War of the Roses (1989) (with Elaine Bass)
    Goodfellas (1990) (with Elaine Bass)
    Cape Fear (1991) (with Elaine Bass)
    The Age of Innocence (1993) (with Elaine Bass)
    Casino (1995) (with Elaine Bass)

    # vimeo.com/41081918 Uploaded 8,806 Plays 1 Comment
  3. Presentation video for the SXSW "Excellence in Title Design" competition screening.

    Editor: Ian Albinson (artofthetitle.com)

    Initial concept: David Horridge (davidhorridge.com)
    Special thanks: M. Keegan Uhl (mkeeganuhl.com), Bill Simmon (billsimmon.com)

    Website: artofthetitle.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/ArtoftheTitle
    Facebook: facebook.com/ArtoftheTitle

    Music: RJD2 "Ghostwriter"

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    07/16/12 update - includes more HD-sourced materials, slight edit tweaks, font change, and adds Repo Man, Twelve Monkeys and Panic Room to the mix.

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    Full film and television listing:

    Intolerance
    Phantom of the Opera
    King Kong
    Modern Times
    My Man Godfrey
    Make Way For Tomorrow
    Citizen Kane
    The Maltese Falcon
    Gun Crazy
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Lady in the Lake
    Fallen Angel
    The Thing
    Singing in the Rain
    The Man with the Golden Arm
    Anatomy of a Murder
    Psycho
    North by Northwest
    Vertigo
    Grand Prix
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Dr. No
    The Pink Panther
    Goldfinger
    Dr. Strangelove
    Bullitt
    Barbarella
    Soylent Green
    Mean Streets
    Star Wars
    Saturday Night Fever
    Superman
    Alien
    Raging Bull
    The Terminator
    Repo Man
    Brazil
    The Untouchables
    Do The Right Thing
    Forrest Gump
    The Naked Gun
    Cape Fear
    Reservoir Dogs
    Delicatessen
    Natural Born Killers
    Twelve Monkeys
    Freaked
    Se7en
    The Island of Dr. Moreau
    Mimic
    Donnie Brasco
    Mission Impossible
    Dawn of the Dead
    Fight Club
    Catch Me If You Can
    Panic Room
    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
    The Fall
    Casino Royale
    Six Feet Under
    Carnivale
    Dexter
    Mad Men
    Iron Man
    Juno
    The Kingdom
    Wall•E
    Sherlock Holmes
    Up In The Air
    Zombieland
    Scott Pilgrim vs the World
    Buried
    Robin Hood
    Machete
    The Social Network
    Enter The Void

    # vimeo.com/20759580 Uploaded 805K Plays 223 Comments
  4. by Philip Scott Johnson

    80 Years of Male Actors in Cinema

    Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Errol Flynn, Fred Astaire, Clark Gable, Laurence Olivier, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart, Tyrone Power, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster, William Holden, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Rock Hudson, Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn, Gregory Peck, Richard Burton, Jack Lemmon, Sean Connery, Sidney Poitier, Charlton Heston, Steve McQueen, Peter O'Toole, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Roy Scheider, Warren Beatty, Dennis Hopper, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Harrison Ford, Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Michael Douglas, Christopher Walken, Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, John Travolta, Antonio Banderas, Tim Robbins, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, George Clooney

    Music: Bach's Allemande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 performed by Antonio Meneses

    # vimeo.com/1456206 Uploaded 20.7K Plays 15 Comments
  5. by Philip Scott Johnson

    80 Years of Female Actresses in Cinema

    Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Ruth Chatterton, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, Carole Lombard, Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Barbara Stanwyck, Vivien Leigh, Greer Garson, Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Olivia de Havilland, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Loretta Young, Deborah Kerr, Judy Garland, Anne Baxter, Lauren Bacall, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Audrey Hepburn, Dorothy Dandridge, Shirley MacLaine, Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Janet Leigh, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Ann Margret, Julie Andrews, Raquel Welch, Tuesday Weld, Jane Fonda, Julie Christie, Faye Dunaway, Catherine Deneuve, Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sigourney Weaver, Kathleen Turner, Holly Hunter, Jodie Foster, Angela Bassett, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, Salma Hayek, Sandra Bullock, Julianne Moore, Diane Lane, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry

    Music: Bach's Prelude from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma

    # vimeo.com/1455935 Uploaded 75.8K Plays 66 Comments

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