A wonderful delve into the life and talent of the renowned film title designer, artist, trailer maker and full-on bohemian Pablo Ferro, this enthralling documentary is a must for any lover of cinema.
An astute and entertaining blend of interviews, extracts and animation, Richard Goldgewicht’s film is – appropriately – delightfully designed and quite brilliantly narrated by Jeff Bridges, who brings a suitable Dude’s sensibility to the story of a man who embraced hippydom and all that entails. With contributions from the likes of George Segal, Beau Bridges, Jon Voight, Andy Garcia and Anjelica Huston, the film is a wonderful celebration of Pablo Ferro’s work on films such as Dr Strangelove, Stop Making Sense, Midnight Cowboy, and Bullitt.
He discusses with modesty how he created the multiple screen effects at the start of The Thomas Crown Affair and how Stanley Kubrick turned to him to create the staccato trailer for A Clockwork Orange. There are also contributions from his wife, children and former girlfriends who help deal with the darker aspects of life in the 1960s and his unconventional approach to fatherhood.
Mark Adams, Screen International