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David C. Anderson, an assistant director, unit production manager, producer and production executive who worked on James Bond films “Dr. No” and “From Russia With Love” and pictures including “The Deer Hunter,” “Quadrophenia” and “Tequila Sunrise,” died of cancer on August 4 in Richmond, England, after a short illness. He was 72.
During a career spanning almost six decades in the U.K., U.S. and worldwide in film and television, Anderson worked with such directors as Terence Young, Ken Annakin, Ronald Neame, John Huston, Lewis Gilbert, John Sturges, Michael Cimino, Mike Hodges and Blake Edwards. His other credits included “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” “The Kremlin Letter,” “The Man Who Would Be King,” “The Eagle Has Landed,” “Flash Gordon” and “What About Bob.”
- Carmel Dagan
David C. Anderson, an assistant director on three of the first four James Bond Films, died of cancer in Richmond, England, following a short illness. He was 72. Before his death on Aug. 4, Anderson enjoyed a six-decade career as assistant director, unit production manager, producer and production executive in film and TV. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2013 He was the son of Michael Anderson, director of such films as Around the World in Eighty Days, The Dam Busters and Logan's Run. He got his start in the industry at Pinewood Studios before landing the assistant director job on
- Kimberly Nordyke
Google is known for their creative "Doodles" on special days throughout the year. May 8 was no different as the company celebrated renowned graphic designer Saul Bass' 93rd birthday. Bass passed away in 1996, but his impact is long-lasting.
Bass created some of the world's most iconic brand logos, including At&T, Quaker Oats, Dixie and the Girl Scouts of America. He was also responsible for many legendary movie posters, including "The Shining," "Vertigo," "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "Anatomy of a Murder."
However, the Google Doodle pays tribute to Saul through something else he was known for, movie title sequences. The video features the word "Google," as written in many of Bass' better-known title sequences. Movies like "Spartacus," "Ocean's 11," "Around the World in Eighty Days" and "Psycho" are represented in the video. Saul's last credited work is the 1998 shot-for-shot remake of "Psycho," which utilized a title »
Today's Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 93rd birthday of famed graphic designer Saul Bass and the 81-second video, which you can watch in full directly above, pays tribute to Bass's legacy of film title sequence and poster work all set to the tune of "Unsquare Dance" by Dave Brubeck. Below I have included the films referenced in the video and they include Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest and another two films from Otto Preminger in The Man With the Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder. Also included is a tribute to the poster art for Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus as well as tributes to West Side Story and Around the World in 80 Days. The work done here was completed by Matt Cruickshank, an artist who worked on the upcoming Golden Book for Pixar's Monsters University and it was created entirely in Adobe's Illustrator and After Effects programs. »
- Brad Brevet
If you watch classic Hitchcock films like North By Northwest and Vertigo and wonder why movies don't have spectacular title sequences like that anymore, it's because Saul Bass is no longer around to make them. Bass, who would be 93 years old today, was the title sequence designer who made title sequences an art form, bringing Hollywood into the modern age in the 50s and 60s and creating bold, iconic and abstract images that defined the films as much as the directors themselves did. In today's Google Doodle, which you can see by visiting the Google homepage or just watching the video above, they pay tribute to Bass by referencing nine of his films, including three Hitchcock classics-- Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo-- plus Spartacus, West Side Story, Around the World in 80 Days and more. According to The Washington Post the design team was lead by Matt Cruickshank, »
In the late 1960s and early 70s, few actors stood as tall in their heroic roles as Ron Ely.
The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ely’s best-loved roles back into the
spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant.
aforementioned Mr. Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated, »
- ComicMix Staff
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