dude, you all know that Saul Bass was the fcuking man, herspecially when it came to movie posters, title sequences, and logo design, but did you know that he also dabbled in filmmaking??? he released one full length feature that bombed, and 5 shorts, one an Oscar winner – Why Man Creates [WATCH!], and two others that were nominated by the Academy as well!
I was lucky enuff to catch a rare screening of 4 of them shorts, thanks to Lincoln Center, and in particular his little seen/known short from 1984 – Quest (it doesn’t even have a wiki page!). Shiz was based off of a Ray Bradbury short story, and was about a society of people stuck on some planet where they live their entire life over a span of 8 days, but are trying to live longer than that(!!!). Shiz was truly incredible, both visually and emotionally! It was like watching The Neverending Story meets Tron meeting Return of The Jedi meets that 1984 Apple commercial meets like a zillion of those creepy cool 70s/80s sci-fi book covers!!
SAUL FCUKING BASS + BAD FUTURE = MY TOTAL JAMMY JAM, YO!!!