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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

Wayne Fitzgerald

1983

Spider
Lucio

Lucio

Unai Guerra

2007

The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Steve Fuller and Karin Fong

2008

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

Simon Clowes

2011

Down With Love

Down With Love

Simon Cassels

2003

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Simon Cassels

2008

eXistenZ

eXistenZ

Rob Pilichowski

1999

Vantage Point

Vantage Point

Richard Morrison and Alon Ziv

2008

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Richard Morrison

2007

The Dreamers

The Dreamers

Richard Morrison

2003

The Final Destination

The Final Destination

PIC

2009

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Paul Donnellon

2004

Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee

Paul Donnellon

2005

Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

Paul Donnellon

2007

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Paul Donnellon

2010

Smokin’ Aces

Smokin’ Aces

Paul Donnellon

2006

El Búfalo de la Noche

El Búfalo de la Noche

Onesize

2007

Trekant

Trekant

Oliver Conrad

2007

Beauty is Embarrassing

Beauty is Embarrassing

Neil Berkeley

2012