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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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Dunya & Desie
Dunya & Desie

Dunya & Desie

Balder Westein, ThreeDoubleYou

2008

Pluk van de Petteflet
Pluk van de Petteflet

Pluk van de Petteflet

Balder Westein, ThreeDoubleYou

2004

Gruesome School Trip
Gruesome School Trip

Gruesome School Trip

Balder Westein, ThreeDoubleYou

2005

Dangerous Parking
Dangerous Parking

Dangerous Parking

Momoco

2007

30 Days of Night
30 Days of Night

30 Days of Night

Momoco

2007

Ça Se Soigne?
Ça Se Soigne?

Ça Se Soigne?

Deubal

2008

The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

2006

Straight Talk
Straight Talk

Straight Talk

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1992

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1992

Four Rooms
Four Rooms

Four Rooms

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1995

Vantage Point
Vantage Point
Max Dugan Returns
Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1983

City Slickers
City Slickers

City Slickers

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1991

3:19
3:19
Juno
Juno
Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium
Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium

Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium

Danny DelPurgatorio, Reel FX

2007

Irréversible
Irréversible

Irréversible

Gaspar Noe

2002

Hard Candy
Hard Candy

Hard Candy

Momoco

2005

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Richard Morrison, th1ng

2007

Trekant
Trekant

Trekant

Oliver Conrad, Kompost

2007