Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Short 11 - Ecstasy|
Actor: Saul Bass
Genres: Drama, Special Interests
A "magazine" on DVD this includes short films interviews and documentaries.Running Time: 114 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: MISCELLANEOUS/SPECIAL INTEREST UPC: 085393724825
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Tons of great content
B. McGowan | 02/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know of anything else quite like this DVD. I have had it for 3 weeks now, and still have not seen everything it has to offer, and all of it is so good. Buy it, ... This DVD is loaded with tons of great content. The short film selection is wonderful and wide ranging, from "Chuck" a creepy chiller with a cool comentary to "Hate* (*a comedy)" an hilarious spoof, to "Moods of the Sea" a provacative montage cut to music from the 1950s. It also has great interviews, spoken word, fantastic animation, and even a fire place burning so you can make a hearth out of your TV. My biggest dissapointment with this DVD Title is that it is not hugely popular; people are really missing out, and wasting their money buying "You've Got Mail" and not this."
A must for Saul Bass fans!
B. McGowan | 03/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"30 minutes of Saul Bass talking straight into the camera, explaining how he came up with his famous title sequences for IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD and MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. He talks about 10 different title sequences, most of which I had never seen before but which are all including in their full length (except WESTSIDE STORY and MAD, MAD, which Bass himself said had to be shorted or we'd be here all night). But since I've watched this piece, I'm seeing these films all over cable and watching them just to see if the films are as good as Bass's title sequence! P.S. The Bass piece was clearly made in the late '70s (Bass's shirt has huge collars!).P.S. #2 There's many other great pieces on this DVD (an Eames piece, a montage experimental film from the 1940s, and some recent festival hits). But for my money, BASS ON TITLES alone is worth buying this DVD."
B. McGowan | dublin, ireland | 10/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First and foremost, as a response to a review that labels this DVD as "sooo pretentious," the reviewer should stick with Jerry Bruckenheimer's body of work(?) for down home DVD entertainment. Now, getting on with my review: This DVD is packed with extremely interesting ten minute film shorts. Some of the films here, such as "House" are stunning. It doesn't take a sensitivity to "artsy fartsy" things to get a feel for the beauty inherit in the "House" segment. Imagine a house constructed close to an undeveloped Southern California beach which is photographed over the space of a year (1950) or thereabouts, and you can catch a glimpse of the pristine beauty of the West Coast before all the over-development.You catch a glimpse of paradise! For this reason alone, "House" is priceless.
And for shere fun there is "Scrub." This is pure titillation! Lounge/exotica music plays as a very attractive, classic 1950's blonde beauty assembles her cleaning supplies, and then proceeds to clean a house (complete with vintage Scandanavian design furniture.) The "Scrub" piece seems silly, fun, and erotique, but I had to reflect a while after viewing this one, as I thought, "So a woman performs demeaning housework and this is a turn-on?" I can't help but feel that the producers of this film had this in mind as they satirized SUV driven dumb male fantasies! Keep this in mind as you view it.
The DVD also has one of the best menu layouts I've seen to date. As one review suggests, it really does feel like a magazine; you kind of leaf through film pages, while cool laid back techno house music plays. For the price of a CD by the likes of Linkin Park! you can own a DVD packed with stimulating, humorous, and beautiful images. Well worth the price!"