I have to confess I’ve watched Catch Me If You Can three times. And I’ve played the title sequence over and over again because it is a masterpiece in and of itself. Shades of Saul Bass for sure. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Title sequence designed by Kuntzel+Dygas.
The opening sequence of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is absolutely amazing. Also rather Saul Bass-ish. Directed by Shane Black. Title sequence designed by Prologue.
Mesmerizing. The Island of Dr. Moreau. Directed by John Frankenheimer. Title sequence designed by Thomas Cobb Group.
While I was only a wee person when Superman played in the theater, I can still remember how powerful the opening was. And this was way before IMAX. Those giant, flying words filling up the screen. Quite exhilarating. I just wish I knew who to credit. If you know, please tell me! Directed by Richard Donner. One of my favorite typography sites, typophile.com, has an in-depth discussion about the font used for the sequence.
Talk about setting the tone for a movie. Yowza. Se7en. Directed by David Fincher. Title sequence designed by Kyle Cooper.
It’s hard not to get excited about the movie Tron coming out of Disney on December 17th. The trailer and special effects look great and I can’t wait to see the film in IMAX.
This got me thinking about how much I love watching every minute of a movie…from the titling sequence to the music to the closing credits. You never know when a bit of creative genius is going to flash on the big screen and blow you away. And in the case of the film clips included here, it’s all in the titling sequence. These are particularly excellent examples of how the opening credits of a movie can set the mood beautifully for the entire film. I can watch these over and over again! The visuals, the typography, the music. Fantastic!