Saul Bass (1920-1996) was a graphic designer who created some of the most famous opening credit sequences in movie history. Probably his best known was Psycho.
I loved this one, for Walk on the Wild Side; how is it possible for a cat to take direction this well?
Anatomy of a Murder and The Man with the Golden Arm shared a similar look; jazz score and abstract cutouts.
Which leads to the raison d'etre for this entry - someone posted a reimagination of Star Wars's opening if Bass had been at the controls.
Amazingly, some commenters are griping about this - misspellings, too-fast music, what's with Max Rebo? Come on, people, just sit back and enjoy the brilliance.
PS - Thanks to Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule for the tip.