If Saul Bass had made trailers for Tron and Star Wars – or a title sequence for Lost

Saul Bass was one of the most talented graphic designers of the 20th century. Although he only directed a couple of films, including Phase IV, he’s responsible for a number of the most iconic title sequences in movie history, including Psycho, Anatomy of a Murder, Spartacus and Vertigo. Here’s the titles from Anatomy of a Murder to give you an idea of his style:

Now people have been creating trailers and title sequences in Saul Bass’s style for other movies and TV shows. After the jump, trailers for Star Wars and Tron, and a title sequence for Lost.


Tron vs. Saul Bass from Hexagonall on Vimeo.


Lost vs. Saul Bass from Hexagonall on Vimeo.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.