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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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Dr. No

Dr. No

Maurice Binder

1962

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

Iginio Lardani

1964

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Iginio Lardani

1966

Faccia a Faccia

Faccia a Faccia

Iginio Lardani

1967

Run, Man, Run

Run, Man, Run

Iginio Lardani

1968

Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

Bob Kurtz

1983

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Wayne Fitzgerald

1983

City Slickers

City Slickers

Bob Kurtz

1991

Ricochet

Ricochet

Bruce Schluter

1991

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Bob Kurtz

1992

Straight Talk

Straight Talk

Bob Kurtz

1992

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

Bob Kurtz

1994

Four Rooms

Four Rooms

Bob Kurtz

1995

Seven

Seven

Kyle Cooper

1995

Crash

Crash

John Furniotis

1996

Twister

Twister

Kyle Cooper

1996

Lost Highway

Lost Highway

Jay Johnson

1997

Gattaca

Gattaca

Michael Riley

1997

Dead Man On Campus

Dead Man On Campus

Karin Fong

1998

eXistenZ

eXistenZ

Rob Pilichowski

1999