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The main focus of Forget the Film, Watch the Titles is title design for films. Magic happens in the movie theater when the curtains open, the lights dim, and the opening title sequence starts. In those two minutes you are transported into the world of the film. It's the job of title designers to take you to that world - by setting the right mood with their opening titles. In an ideal world, that is. Film titles come in many shapes and forms. Opening titles seem to be a dying breed. Some of the best title sequences nowadays can be found at the end of the film.

This growing collection features a wide variety of film title sequences, ranging from the revolutionary to the obscure, and covers a broad range of styles, genres and techniques. You'll find big budget titles for Hollywood movies, next to no-budget indie film titles.


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xXx: State of the Union
xXx: State of the Union

xXx: State of the Union

Bruce Schluter, Pacific Title & Art Studio

2005

X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

Simon Clowes, Prologue Films

2011

Wimbledon
Wimbledon
Vantage Point
Vantage Point
Two Eyes Staring
Two Eyes Staring

Two Eyes Staring

Djie Han Thung

2010

Twister
Twister

Twister

Kyle Cooper, RGA

1996

Trekant
Trekant

Trekant

Oliver Conrad, Kompost

2007

This Means War
This Means War

This Means War

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

2012

The Teeth Of The Night
The Teeth Of The Night

The Teeth Of The Night

Deubal

2008

The Reaping
The Reaping

The Reaping

Danny Yount, Prologue Films

2007

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio
The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

2005

The Poker Club
The Poker Club

The Poker Club

Dan Savage

2008

The Pink Panther 2
The Pink Panther 2

The Pink Panther 2

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

2009

The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

2006

The Number 23
The Number 23
The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Airside

2008

The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Steve Fuller and Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

2008

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Paul Donnellon, VooDooDog

2004

The Invasion
The Invasion

The Invasion

Danny Yount, Prologue Films

2007

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Iginio Lardani

1966