Art of film title sequences


13 Responses to “Art of film title sequences”

  1. scifijazznik says:

    I thought the title sequence from Moon was the best I’d seen in a long, long time.

  2. desiredusername says:

    For your Consideration

    Roger Corman’s A Bucket of Blood


    John-Luc Godard’s Contempt

  3. jfrancis says:

    Kyle Cooper, Garson Yu, Jakob Trollback, Bruce Schluter – all originally R/Greenberg Associates designers.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I loved the title credits for the recent TV series ‘Episodes’. They simply and beautifully captured what the series was about. It depicted a TV script taking flight, like a bird, from the UK to the palm tree lined streets of California before being shot from the sky azure blue sky and dropping into an outdoor pool, it’s gunshot peppered pages floating in the water: A great analogy for a series all about the butchering of a UK script in the hands of US producers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why is it that the title sequences (and credits) for old movies always seem to “swim” a little? First movie I saw in a theater was star trek 6… so I don’t remember: Did they really swim like that on the big screen or is this just an artifact of the transfer from film stock, to tape to digital?

    Oh, and my CAPTCHA is “Problems Daffodil” which sounds like what Sean Connery would call someone in a sort of mock James Bond rom-com from before there were rom-coms.

  6. Lobster says:

    Really? They don’t just flip a coin and if it’s heads they do “landscape of super-magnified surface of mundane item in first scene” and if it’s tails they do “vaguely thematic abstract art?”

  7. JonStewartMill says:

    I really love the title sequences for Adult Swim cartoons. “Venture Brothers”, “Stroker and Hoop”, “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law” — they’re funny and spot-on reimaginings (is that a word?) of action dramas from the 70s.

  8. hmblank says:

    There was an exhibition in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in january: Forget the film, watch the titles. They had interviews online with film title specialists, which I blogged at My blog’s in Dutch but the interviews are in English, and they’re richly illustrated with quotes from title sequences.
    Even better, the exhibition’s site is still online and it amazingly features title sequences from 124 great films (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, anyone?). Find it at

  9. Anonymous says:

    ENTER THE VOID. that is all.

  10. alphagirl says:

    We did title sequences for one of my senior projects in design school (mine was American Gods) and it was a lot of fun, and very challenging. This site would have been a great source of inspiration, love the interviews with the designers and the images of process/early concepts.

  11. cymk says:

    Saul Bass is a legend, partly for essentially starting the industry, but also for his design. Kyle Cooper, having done the credits for Se7en, is good; Danny Yount is also good, most recently he did the Sherlock Holmes credits but is also known for his work on Six Feet Under and Pushing Daisies.

  12. Anonymous says:

    My current favorite title sequence is Dexter (on Showtime) – don’t know if it’s changed but, the first two seasons were fantastic: both exciting and repulsive. The scene where Michael Hall puts the ham in his mouth makes me shudder.

  13. Trent Hawkins says:

    aw… Naked Gun only got an honorable mention :-(

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