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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 Final Destination

The Final Destination

PIC

2009

The Dreamers

The Dreamers

Richard Morrison

2003

The Dog Problem

The Dog Problem

Howard Nourmand

2006

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Wayne Fitzgerald

1983

The Days

The Days

Josef Lee

2008

The Borrowers

The Borrowers

Clemens Wirth

2011

The Back-up Plan

The Back-up Plan

Michael Riley

2010

Thank You for Smoking

Thank You for Smoking

Gareth Smith and Jenny Lee

2005

Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

Karin Fong

2009

Tel Aviv Jaffa

Tel Aviv Jaffa

Liron Damir

2009

Taking Chance

Taking Chance

Michael Riley

2009

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Richard Morrison

2007

Straight Talk

Straight Talk

Bob Kurtz

1992

Splice

Splice

Kook Ewo

2010

Spider
Soap Prince

Soap Prince

Fake

2006

Smokin’ Aces

Smokin’ Aces

Paul Donnellon

2006

Sky Fighters

Sky Fighters

Laurent Brett

2005

Silent Hill Revelation

Silent Hill Revelation

Kook Ewo

2012

Silent Hill

Silent Hill

Kook Ewo

2006