Saul Bass is the graphic designer who created the opening titles and posters to some of the greatest films ever made.
Why is this?
Partly I think it’s a statement of intent on behalf of the filmmakers but there is also something magical about the anticipation of what you might soon be experiencing – is it going to be Citizen Kane or White Chicks?
You never really know until it starts to unfold but the opening titles often give a tantalising glimpse of what lies ahead, be it good or bad.
With that in mind, web designer Christian Annyas has posted an amazing selection of movie titles which are arranged by decade, from 1929 to 2009.