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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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Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible II

Mission: Impossible II

Garson Yu, yU+co

2000

Pistol Opera
Pistol Opera

Pistol Opera

2001

Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

Michael Riley, Imaginary Forces

2001

Irréversible
Irréversible

Irréversible

Gaspar Noe

2002

Spider
Spider
After You
After You

After You

Deubal

2003

Daredevil
Daredevil
Down With Love
Down With Love

Down With Love

Simon Cassels

2003

The Dreamers
The Dreamers
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

My Big Fat Independent Movie
My Big Fat Independent Movie

My Big Fat Independent Movie

Evan Mather

2004

MOOG
MOOG
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Jamie Caliri

2004

Laws of Attraction
Laws of Attraction

Laws of Attraction

Momoco

2004

Pluk van de Petteflet
Pluk van de Petteflet

Pluk van de Petteflet

Balder Westein, ThreeDoubleYou

2004

Wimbledon
Wimbledon
Godzilla: Final Wars
Godzilla: Final Wars

Godzilla: Final Wars

Kyle Cooper, Prologue Films

2004

Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee

Paul Donnellon, VooDooDog

2005

Made in YU
Made in YU
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Danny Yount, Prologue Films

2005