Every word of praise is deserved. He was an unparalleled talent.
If I had to make a short list of filmmakers to study under, Saul Bass would be near the top.
These are frame grabs from "Seconds". I've grabbed approximately one every 30 video frames. It reads left to right, then down.
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Extreme close ups distort from one to the next. I'm guessing this was done with an optical printer, but must have been in camera.
The sculpting of the face (in live action) is graphic shorthand for the narrative of the film.
The title sequence, in essence, tells us what the movie is without coming right out and saying it.
The process used in this sequence is the perfect choice for poetically presenting the theme of the film.
The film is a "psychological thriller", but this sequence is the only truly spine-tingling part.
Director credit. Resolve on scene one.
A little bit of brilliance.