March 4, 2008

If Star Wars Was Created 20 Years Earlier

Crunch Gear posted this and my son danced to the music. I love Star Wars and Dean Martin so I thought it would be a good edition to the site. I think my favorite part is the credit for Harrison Ford. Reading about the inspiration the creator had for the reworked opening credits, I saw the name Saul Bass. According to Wikipedia, Saul Bass was a graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, but he is best known for his design on animated motion picture title sequences, which is thought of as the best such work ever seen. They also created him with the design of the 6th generation AT&T Logo. Crunch Gear calls in the Death Star logo. And now this entry has come full circle.