That is the question. Just “Who is Oscar?” Does the gold statue represent the people in the film industry or should the winners reflect the public’s interests? And “Whose Oscar is it?” The select few whose names are at the top of the credits or the thousands of people who work on these movies? Continue reading
A large, lavishly illustrated book on Saul Bass, the famous Hollywood designer with numerous famous posters, logos and commercials to his credit, was published late last year, the 492-page Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design by Jan-Christopher Horak. Horak is the head of the UCLA Film and Television Archive and spent decades researching Bass and his influences and design aesthetic, mostly through thousands of remnants in various archives and private collections.
by Gary Meyer
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when I booked many repertory cinemas, we would get an annual mysterious phone call. “Bring a hundred dollars in cash, a truck or van and be here at 9am Saturday morning.” Continue reading