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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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On Tour
On Tour

On Tour

Deubal

2010

The Back-up Plan
The Back-up Plan

The Back-up Plan

Michael Riley, Shine Studio

2010

Two Eyes Staring
Two Eyes Staring

Two Eyes Staring

Djie Han Thung

2010

Seven
Seven

Seven

Kyle Cooper, RGA

1995

Godzilla: Final Wars
Godzilla: Final Wars

Godzilla: Final Wars

Kyle Cooper, Prologue Films

2004

Green Lantern: First Flight
Green Lantern: First Flight

Green Lantern: First Flight

Castleforte

2009

Tel Aviv Jaffa
Tel Aviv Jaffa

Tel Aviv Jaffa

Liron Damir

2009

The Invasion
The Invasion

The Invasion

Danny Yount, Prologue Films

2007

The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Wayne Fitzgerald

1983

Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible II

Mission: Impossible II

Garson Yu, yU+co

2000

Bedtime Stories
Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Simon Cassels, Asylum

2008

The Pink Panther 2
The Pink Panther 2

The Pink Panther 2

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

2009

Enchanted
Enchanted

Enchanted

Garson Yu, yU+co

2007

Wimbledon
Wimbledon
Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost
Terminator Salvation
Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

2009

The Days
The Days

The Days

Josef Lee, MOJO

2008

Taking Chance
Taking Chance

Taking Chance

Michael Riley, Shine Studio

2009

7 Millionaires
7 Millionaires

7 Millionaires

Fake

2006

Soap Prince
Soap Prince

Soap Prince

Fake

2006