“You go with the men and you’re 10 feet tall. You go with the lower forms and you are down in the slime.” — Tommy Tyler The late 1950s were an important time for Saul Bass. The graphic designer, previously known mostly for his eye-catching poster designs and innovative trade ads, was changing the way Hollywood thought about opening credits with his stunning main title sequences for films such as Carmen Jones , The Seven Year Itch , and most significantly The Man with the Golden Arm , his third and most well-known collaboration with director Otto Preminger .

Source: Edge of the City (1957)

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