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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

Laurent Brett

2005

City Slickers

City Slickers

Bob Kurtz

1991

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio

Karin Fong

2005

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

Bob Kurtz

1994

Run, Man, Run

Run, Man, Run

Iginio Lardani

1968

Crash

Crash

John Furniotis

1996

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Bob Kurtz

1992

Dead Man On Campus

Dead Man On Campus

Karin Fong

1998

Daredevil

Daredevil

Karin Fong

2003

Hard Candy

Hard Candy

Momoco

2005

Four Rooms

Four Rooms

Bob Kurtz

1995

Devil's Drug

Devil's Drug

Joost Korngold

2006

Down With Love

Down With Love

Simon Cassels

2003

Dunya & Desie

Dunya & Desie

Balder Westein

2008

Dutch Touch

Dutch Touch

Hotel

2006

El Búfalo de la Noche

El Búfalo de la Noche

Onesize

2007

Ex Drummer

Ex Drummer

Koen Mortier

2007

Intimate Ennemies

Intimate Ennemies

Laurent Brett

2007

eXistenZ

eXistenZ

Rob Pilichowski

1999

Faccia a Faccia

Faccia a Faccia

Iginio Lardani

1967