Want to know which title sequences are being referenced in Google’s great Saul Bass Doodle? Here’s a list On Wednesday, Google celebrated the occasion of what would have been graphic designer Saul Bass’ 93rd birthday with an outstanding animated, interactive graphic referencing some of the designer’s best-known opening credits. Bass, who was best known for his work with Alfred Hitchcock, also designed title credits and posters for West Side Story and Spartacus, among other films, but where do those titles (and others) fit into the Google animation?
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert dead at 70 Roger Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time who become the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation’s most influential thumb, died Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 70.
Ebert had been a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967. He had announced on his blog Wednesday that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer.
He had no grand theories or special agendas, but millions recognized the chatty, heavy-set man with wavy hair and horn-rimmed glasses. Above all, they followed the thumb — pointing up or down. It was the main logo of the televised shows Ebert co-hosted, first with the late Gene Siskel of the rival Chicago Tribune and — after Siskel’s death in 1999 — with his Sun-Times colleague, Richard Roeper. Although criticized as gimmicky and simplistic, a “two thumbs up” accolade was sure to find its way into the advertising for the movie in question. (Illustration: Kagan McLeod/National Post)
Here are five Star Wars spinoffs we hope aren’t part of Disney’s now-confirmed series of upcoming films focusing on single characters in the franchise. Yes, Jar-Jar Binks is one of them: natpo.st/XkaUOf
Movie based on Newtown shooting aftermath met with criticism, rage from residents
An independent film production based on events following the Newtown school shooting has been criticized by Conneticut residents and politicians – which may have shut down the production: natpo.st/Uu0ZsP