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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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Sky Fighters
Sky Fighters

Sky Fighters

Laurent Brett

2005

City Slickers
City Slickers

City Slickers

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1991

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio
The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

2005

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1994

Run, Man, Run
Run, Man, Run

Run, Man, Run

Iginio Lardani

1968

Crash
Crash
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1992

Dead Man On Campus
Dead Man On Campus

Dead Man On Campus

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

1998

Daredevil
Daredevil
Hard Candy
Hard Candy

Hard Candy

Momoco

2005

Four Rooms
Four Rooms

Four Rooms

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1995

Devil's Drug
Devil's Drug

Devil's Drug

Joost Korngold, Renascent

2006

Down With Love
Down With Love

Down With Love

Simon Cassels

2003

Dunya & Desie
Dunya & Desie

Dunya & Desie

Balder Westein, ThreeDoubleYou

2008

Dutch Touch
Dutch Touch

Dutch Touch

Hotel

2006

El Búfalo de la Noche
El Búfalo de la Noche

El Búfalo de la Noche

Onesize

2007

Ex Drummer
Ex Drummer

Ex Drummer

Koen Mortier

2007

Intimate Ennemies
Intimate Ennemies

Intimate Ennemies

Laurent Brett

2007

eXistenZ
eXistenZ
Faccia a Faccia
Faccia a Faccia

Faccia a Faccia

Iginio Lardani

1967