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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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Gruesome School Trip
Gruesome School Trip

Gruesome School Trip

Balder Westein, ThreeDoubleYou

2005

Priceless
Priceless

Priceless

Deubal

2006

Le Cactus
Le Cactus

Le Cactus

Deubal

2005

The Teeth Of The Night
The Teeth Of The Night

The Teeth Of The Night

Deubal

2008

Ça Se Soigne?
Ça Se Soigne?

Ça Se Soigne?

Deubal

2008

Hostage
Hostage

Hostage

Laurent Brett

2005

Irréversible
Irréversible

Irréversible

Gaspar Noe

2002

Juno
Juno
Thank You for Smoking
Thank You for Smoking

Thank You for Smoking

Gareth Smith and Jenny Lee, Smith & Lee

2005

The Dog Problem
The Dog Problem

The Dog Problem

Howard Nourmand, Grand Jeté

2006

Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

Michael Riley, Shine Studio

2008

Lost Highway
Lost Highway
Lucio
Lucio
Max Dugan Returns
Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1983

Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium
Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium

Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium

Danny DelPurgatorio, Reel FX

2007

Odyssey in Rome
Odyssey in Rome

Odyssey in Rome

Joost Korngold, Renascent

2005

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Laurent Brett

2005

Pistol Opera
Pistol Opera

Pistol Opera

2001

The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

2006

Pluk van de Petteflet
Pluk van de Petteflet

Pluk van de Petteflet

Balder Westein, ThreeDoubleYou

2004