The Lost Art Of An Opening Title

A few weeks ago, one of my friend’s and I were discussing The Americans, the awesome new show on FX. Since we’re both graphic designers, we quickly noticed how great the opening titles were (you can check them out here), and sadly, how that’s slowly becoming a lost art in both television shows and films. Which got me thinking of all the films I’ve seen with memorable opening titles. It didn’t take long for all of my favorites materialize in me mind. Check out some my picks below (unfortunately, due to some copyright problems, I couldn’t find the Going The Distance opening sequence on YouTube, nor the one for Watchmen, so just click on their titles to go to the official websites). What are some of your favorites? Comment away!

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Catch Me If You Can


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Dark Knight Rises

Thank You For Smoking

Stranger Than Fiction


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27. February 2013 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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  • Sam Hunter

    The most recent Casino Royale!

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  • modern ones I also really enjoyed tgwt/dragon tattoo, though I really digged the trent reznor touch & stranger than fiction is overall a fave film of mine.

    a few classics quick personal faves:
    godard’s (and all i remember is the lights+camera+action)
    billion dollar drain w/ michael cane
    cape fear by saul bass +of course him+master of suspense<3

    btw love your blog xxomeli

  • **for godard’s, I dont remember if it was une femme est une femme or pierrot le fou but ana karina was def. in it.

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