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Kortfilmen i filmen: En studie i Saul Bass anpassning av förtexter till det individuella verket.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
The Short Film in the Film : A study of the adaptation of the title sepuences by Saul to the individual work. (English)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, I have examined if and how Saul Bass adapts his title sequences to the respective film in the matter of genre, plot, milieu, feeling and appearance. Saul Bass was really a graphic artist who has made himself a long career in film production, foremost as a creator of title sequences. Of all the films Bass has created title sequences to, I’ve chosen six films, whose title sequences I analyse more thoroughly. I do this to point out the differences between them and thus also show how Bass adapt them to the individual work. To do this I’ve used an auteuristic perspective. The analysis I’ve made of the six films points to that Bass adapts his title sequences to the respective films. I have for instance found that certain title sequences is an integrated part of the film itself, others work as a prologue to the plot of the movie, and others present the genre, the plot or a specific theme. Most of the title sequences also introduce a fundamental feeling, that follows the viewer throughout the whole film. However, it has also come forth certain likenesses in his work, certain images and themes. Despite this, I believe that Saul Bass designs his title sequences according to the specific work and not according to his personal style.

Abstract [sv]

I denna uppsats har jag undersökt om och hur Saul Bass anpassar sina förtexter till respektive film ifråga om genre, handling, miljö, känsla eller utseende. Saul Bass var i grunden en grafisk designer som har gjort sig en lång karriär inom filmproduktionen, och då främst som skapare av förtexter. Av alla filmer som Bass har gjort förtexter till har jag valt ut sex filmer, vars förtexter jag analyserar mer ingående. Detta gör jag för att belysa olikheterna dem emellan och därmed också hur Bass anpassar dem efter det individuella verket. Till detta använder jag mig av ett auteuristiskt perspektiv. De analyser jag har gjort av de sex filmerna pekar på att Bass verkligen anpassar sina förtexter till respektive film. Jag har till exempel funnit att vissa förtexter är en integrerad del av själva filmen, vissa fungerar som prologer till filmens handling och vissa presenterar genren, handlingen eller ett specifikt tema. De allra flesta av förtexterna introducerar även en grundläggande känsla, som sedan följer med åskådaren genom hela filmen. Dock har det även dykt upp vissa likheter i hans arbeten, vissa bilder och teman. Detta till trots anser jag att Saul Bass utformar sina förtexter med tanke på det specifika verket och inte med tanke på hans personliga stil.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Saul Bass, title sequences, auteur theory
Keywords [sv]
Saul Bass, förtexter, auteurteori
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Studies on Film
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-600OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-600DiVA, id: diva2:6288
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humaniora/teologi
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Available from: 2007-02-06 Created: 2007-02-06

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