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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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Kid Svensk
Kid Svensk

Kid Svensk

Fake

2007

Mad Money
Mad Money
Gattaca
Gattaca
Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

Michael Riley, Imaginary Forces

2001

Smokin’ Aces
Smokin’ Aces

Smokin’ Aces

Paul Donnellon, VooDooDog

2006

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

DUCK

2008

Run, Papa, Run
Run, Papa, Run

Run, Papa, Run

Henri Wong, Parabucks

2008

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

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

2005

Laws of Attraction
Laws of Attraction

Laws of Attraction

Momoco

2004

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

Crustacés et Coquillages
Crustacés et Coquillages

Crustacés et Coquillages

Deubal

2005

Intimate Ennemies
Intimate Ennemies

Intimate Ennemies

Laurent Brett

2007

Down With Love
Down With Love

Down With Love

Simon Cassels

2003

Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

Michael Riley, Shine Studio

2008

The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Steve Fuller and Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

2008

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

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Airside

2008

The Teeth Of The Night
The Teeth Of The Night

The Teeth Of The Night

Deubal

2008

The Poker Club
The Poker Club

The Poker Club

Dan Savage

2008

Lucio
Lucio