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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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Dr. No
Dr. No

Dr. No

Maurice Binder

1962

A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

Iginio Lardani

1964

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

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Iginio Lardani

1966

Faccia a Faccia
Faccia a Faccia

Faccia a Faccia

Iginio Lardani

1967

Run, Man, Run
Run, Man, Run

Run, Man, Run

Iginio Lardani

1968

Max Dugan Returns
Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1983

The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Wayne Fitzgerald

1983

City Slickers
City Slickers

City Slickers

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1991

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

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1992

Straight Talk
Straight Talk

Straight Talk

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1992

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

Four Rooms
Four Rooms

Four Rooms

Bob Kurtz, Kurtz & Friends

1995

Seven
Seven

Seven

Kyle Cooper, RGA

1995

Crash
Crash
Twister
Twister

Twister

Kyle Cooper, RGA

1996

Lost Highway
Lost Highway
Gattaca
Gattaca
Dead Man On Campus
Dead Man On Campus

Dead Man On Campus

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

1998

eXistenZ
eXistenZ