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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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Copelia

Copelia

Momoco

2010

30 Days of Night

30 Days of Night

Momoco

2007

Dangerous Parking

Dangerous Parking

Momoco

2007

Laws of Attraction

Laws of Attraction

Momoco

2004

Hard Candy

Hard Candy

Momoco

2005

The Number 23

The Number 23

Michelle Dougherty

2006

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Michelle Dougherty

2010

The Back-up Plan

The Back-up Plan

Michael Riley

2010

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

Michael Riley

2008

Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

Michael Riley

2001

Gattaca

Gattaca

Michael Riley

1997

Mad Money

Mad Money

Michael Riley

2008

Taking Chance

Taking Chance

Michael Riley

2009

Cargo – Innocence Lost

Cargo – Innocence Lost

Maxim Ivanov

2006

Dr. No

Dr. No

Maurice Binder

1962

Manhunt

Manhunt

Manija Emran

2013

Tel Aviv Jaffa

Tel Aviv Jaffa

Liron Damir

2009

Sky Fighters

Sky Fighters

Laurent Brett

2005

Intimate Ennemies

Intimate Ennemies

Laurent Brett

2007

Hostage

Hostage

Laurent Brett

2005