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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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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Danny Yount

2005

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Paul Donnellon

2004

Devil's Drug

Devil's Drug

Joost Korngold

2006

My Big Fat Independent Movie

My Big Fat Independent Movie

Evan Mather

2004

Silent Hill

Silent Hill

Kook Ewo

2006

Made in YU

Made in YU

Armin Osmancevic

2005

Lost Highway

Lost Highway

Jay Johnson

1997

Spider
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Iginio Lardani

1966

The Number 23

The Number 23

Michelle Dougherty

2006

Ricochet

Ricochet

Bruce Schluter

1991

xXx: State of the Union

xXx: State of the Union

Bruce Schluter

2005

Pistol Opera

Pistol Opera

2001

Princess Raccoon

Princess Raccoon

2005

The Reaping

The Reaping

Danny Yount

2007

Dutch Touch

Dutch Touch

Hotel

2006

Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee

Paul Donnellon

2005

After You

After You

Deubal

2003

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

Iginio Lardani

1964

Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

Howard Nourmand

2006