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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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Juno
Juno
Thank You for Smoking
Thank You for Smoking

Thank You for Smoking

Gareth Smith and Jenny Lee, Smith & Lee

2005

Enchanted
Enchanted

Enchanted

Garson Yu, yU+co

2007

Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible II

Mission: Impossible II

Garson Yu, yU+co

2000

Irréversible
Irréversible

Irréversible

Gaspar Noe

2002

Enter the Void
Enter the Void

Enter the Void

Gaspar Noe

2009

Run, Papa, Run
Run, Papa, Run

Run, Papa, Run

Henri Wong, Parabucks

2008

Rango
Rango
Dutch Touch
Dutch Touch

Dutch Touch

Hotel

2006

Bottoms Up
Bottoms Up
The Dog Problem
The Dog Problem

The Dog Problem

Howard Nourmand, Grand Jeté

2006

A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

Iginio Lardani

1964

Run, Man, Run
Run, Man, Run

Run, Man, Run

Iginio Lardani

1968

Faccia a Faccia
Faccia a Faccia

Faccia a Faccia

Iginio Lardani

1967

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Iginio Lardani

1966

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

Lost Highway
Lost Highway
Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost
Crash
Crash
Devil's Drug
Devil's Drug

Devil's Drug

Joost Korngold, Renascent

2006