Artist Saul Bass On What It Was Like to Storyboard Psycho

Anna Green

Graphic artist Saul Bass is best known for creating classic movie posters and title sequences. From the 1950s through the 1990s, he designed posters for everything from The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) to The Shining (1980), as well as the title sequences for West Side Story (1961), Goodfellas (1990), Vertigo (1958), and more. Bass also contributed to the look of one of the most memorable scenes in film history: the shower scene in Psycho (1960).

In a short video recently uncovered by the YouTube channel Eyes on Cinema, Bass talks about what it was like to work on the storyboards for Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller and discusses his design for the shower murder. The short interview, which showcases a handful of Bass’s original drawings, provides fascinating insights into the creation of Psycho, and what it was like to work with Alfred Hitchcock. Check it out above.

[h/t AV Club]

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