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 Posted:   Apr 7, 2021 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Looking for films from recent decades that include opening titles that are homages, more or less, to Saul Bass opening titles from 1950s and 1960s.

If you can find them on YouTube, please post them here.

I am including these on the film score side, because in many cases, the music may often be an homage to scores from that era.

First up is "The Hot Potato," with music by Guy Farley:

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2021 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

"Catch Me If You Can," music by John Williams:

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2021 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

I can't remember the last "new" film I saw with an actual main title, much less a Saul Bass-like one. Maybe GODZILLA (Desplat). Besides the dozen of so film logos at the beginning, most films these days just jump right into the action with the most you get being only the title accompanied by an orchestral (or more likely electronic) "Braaaaaaam!"
There are probably more "End Title" sequences substituting for Main Titles but even those are spare (some of the Marvel films excepted).

I really miss those great opening Overture-like Main Titles to get you prepped for the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2021 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I can't remember the last "new" film I saw with an actual main title, much less a Saul Bass-like one. Maybe GODZILLA (Desplat). Besides the dozen of so film logos at the beginning, most films these days just jump right into the action with the most you get being only the title accompanied by an orchestral (or more likely electronic) "Braaaaaaam!"
There are probably more "End Title" sequences substituting for Main Titles but even those are spare (some of the Marvel films excepted).

I really miss those great opening Overture-like Main Titles to get you prepped for the film.


Agreed!

Have you seen the two that I posted above?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2021 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cool topic! I haven't seen the show, but there's THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, which premiered last year:

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2021 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Cool topic! I haven't seen the show, but there's THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, which premiered last year:

Very cool!

I just remembered "Feud: Bette & Joan:"

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2021 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

And then there is "Archer," which falls somewhere between Saul Bass and James Bond.

 
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