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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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Hostage

Hostage

Laurent Brett

2005

Manhunt

Manhunt

Manija Emran

2013

The Borrowers

The Borrowers

Clemens Wirth

2011

Dr. No

Dr. No

Maurice Binder

1962

Silent Hill Revelation

Silent Hill Revelation

Kook Ewo

2012

Beauty is Embarrassing

Beauty is Embarrassing

Neil Berkeley

2012

This Means War

This Means War

Karin Fong

2012

Eva

Eva

Dvein

2011

Copelia

Copelia

Momoco

2010

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

Simon Clowes

2011

Magic Trip

Magic Trip

Karin Fong

2011

Rango

Rango

Henry Hobson

2011

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Michelle Dougherty

2010

Le Petit Nicolas

Le Petit Nicolas

Kuntzel and Deygas

2009

Holiday

Holiday

Deubal

2010

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Paul Donnellon

2010

Twister

Twister

Kyle Cooper

1996

Enter the Void

Enter the Void

Gaspar Noe

2009

The Final Destination

The Final Destination

PIC

2009

Splice

Splice

Kook Ewo

2010