Marlon & Jocelyn

 

Marlon Brando and his sister Jocelyn, 1948, photo by Lisa Larsen

 

Marlon Brando and his sister Jocelyn

Jocelyn Brando appeared with Glenn Ford in The Big Heat, the 1953 gangster melodrama. She acted in two of her brother’s films, The Ugly American in 1963 and The Chase, three years later.

Photo by Lisa Larsen (1948)

Saul Bass

Saul Bass

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Saul Bass was an American graphic designer and Academy Award winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion picture title sequences title and film posters.

 His designs, particularly his early work in the 1950s and 1960s, revolutionized film posters, movie title sequences, and the way movies were marketed. His designs were iconic, clean, and simple. Bass used typography and concept to convey moods rather than the previously tried-and-true method of film stills and paintings of film stills. He brought minimalism to the movie-going masses.

If you’ve seen a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, or Stanley Kubrick, then you’re probably familiar with the work of Saul Bass. He even worked on a handful of Scorsese films, including Goodfellas (1990) and Cape Fear (1991).

Kurosawa & Ray

“Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon.”

 

“Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon.”

(Akira Kurosawa)

 

Photo: Akira Kurosawa and Satyajit Ray at the Venice Film Festival (1982)