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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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The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Wayne Fitzgerald

1983

Spider
Spider
Lucio
Lucio
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

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

X-Men: First Class

Simon Clowes, Prologue Films

2011

Down With Love
Down With Love

Down With Love

Simon Cassels

2003

Bedtime Stories
Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Simon Cassels, Asylum

2008

eXistenZ
eXistenZ
Vantage Point
Vantage Point
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Richard Morrison, th1ng

2007

The Dreamers
The Dreamers
The Final Destination
The Final Destination

The Final Destination

PIC

2009

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

Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee

Paul Donnellon, VooDooDog

2005

Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

Paul Donnellon, VooDooDog

2007

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Paul Donnellon, VooDooDog

2010

Smokin’ Aces
Smokin’ Aces

Smokin’ Aces

Paul Donnellon, VooDooDog

2006

El Búfalo de la Noche
El Búfalo de la Noche

El Búfalo de la Noche

Onesize

2007

Trekant
Trekant

Trekant

Oliver Conrad, Kompost

2007

Beauty is Embarrassing
Beauty is Embarrassing

Beauty is Embarrassing

Neil Berkeley

2012