I love the blue velvet opening. great music.
Catch Me If You Can
Seven has a good title sequence… i also liked the title sequence of the watchers, i found the combination of the scenes and the song wonderful.. mainstream but still really good and also the royal tenanbaums…
This week David Daniels discusses his psychotronic process of stratacut animation and the “Freaked” title sequence
Made in U.S.A. – uses only initials when addressing the cast/crew.
I’m sure it’s been said somewhere in this thread, but the opening of 2001 brings tears to my eyes.
Death Race 2000
This week we return to the Novaya Zemlya title sequence and interview Sci-FX Studio’s Edd Kargin
The Shining, Star Wars, Psycho and Vertigo, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, Blue Velvet,Targets by Peter Bogdanovich, Suspiria,Bird With The Crystal Plumage and Deep Red by Dario Argento (loved the scream and ending credits of TENEBRAE), Love, Honor, and Obey by Dominic Anciano, The Road Warrior.
I like “Bombay Talkie” in this cateogory
Having skipped over 7 (!!) pages I’m not sure if it’s been mentioned, but THE FALL has a breathtakingly filmed title sequence that also leaves you wondering what’s going on and eager to get into the movie & have it resolved.
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown
What about Contempt & Fahrenheit 451 being read as opposed to shown? I liked that idea.
i personally adore all of pasolini’s openings—his standard black text against a white backdrop is always stunning.
what an elegant mark.
I also quite liked how the credits etc. were handled in Michael Clayton. Miami Vice had the same trick, but was less snazzy about it.
I have always liked the very sober Woody Allen’s title sequence. Dont ask my why, though.
^They make me laugh every single time. Never fails to disappoint.
Having just recently seen “Cache/Hidden” I would definitely rank that somewhere near the top.
This week brings “the fantastic manipulation of reality” with the opening titles for DURHAM COUNTY.
My favorite title sequence isn’t from a film, but from a TV show, a TV show that’s probably more cinematic than most films.
The Wire is genius, and their opening credits of each season tells a story, purely by using insert shots. The first 2 seasons’ title sequences were edited beautifully by Altman’s regular editor, Geraldine Peroni.
There are some brilliant video essays by Andrew Dignan, Kevin B. Lee and Matt Zoller Seitz on each season’s title sequence here.
^ I love the Wire.
Didn’t read through the whole thread, but I love Pierrot le fou’s title sequence…where the letters are filled in one at a time.
Also, True Bloods credits at the beginning are great. The song is awesome and the images are wonderful. Not sure if we are including tv shows though.
Although I’m far from a fan of the film, Watchmen had a pretty amazing opening title sequence. Too bad the film was pretty much downhill from there.
I know its strange…but cannibal holocauset. The music is excellent, and completely unexpected, coupled with the way the camera floats above the tree line…..I could tell immediatley that it was going to be a much better film than what I was expecting.
Also, whoever said the wire….amen brother
This week: the wonderment in WALL·E’s end credits. We interview end title sequence director Jim Capobianco and animator Alexander Woo from Pixar.
This week we bring you designer Sfaustina’s exquisite type arrangements for TETRO.
This week: “Willard’s” stop motion title sequence delivers the patter of paranoia.
Psycho’s credit sequence designed by Saul Bass