Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cool Movie Title Sequences

So I am working on a project in my Color Theory class that has me designing packaging for men's formalwear accessories. You know, cufflinks, money clip, pocket squares, scarves (it is winter after all), bow ties and the like. Anyway, my influence for this project is the late and great Saul Bass, designer extraodinaire! even if you don't know who he is, you have no doubt seen his work. Many of the logos he designed 30-40 years ago are still in use today, such as At&t, United Way, Girl Scouts of America, Kleenex, Exxon, United Airlines, Minolta, Bellsouth, you get the point. Also his title sequences revolutionized the industry and have been the influence of many of todays great film openings.

I thought that I would post some title sequences that I thought were pretty sweet. If you have any favorites, post them in the comments and I will add them to the post!

Saul Bass' title sequence for the Hitchcock film North by Northwest is made all the more incredible because back in the day, all this stuff had to be done by hand and the photographed!!

Love this one for Catch Me if You Can.

I mean, almost all of the James Bond movie intro's are great, but this one is super great!

Se7en, super creepy, super amazing.

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Dead Man on Campus.

True Blood, not a movie, but still cool.

Zombieland. Gotta love zombie movies. RUN!


  1. Smashing Magazine article on great opening credit sequences can be found here.


  3. I'm a big fan of the intro to True Blood. Not a movie but...

  4. "Zombieland" has an awesome opening credit sequence:

  5. Very good choices, Sean. Kyle Cooper and Imaginary Forces are responsible for a lot of the modern titles. Digital Kitchen has recently the helm (Trueblood). Look at Fight Club, which was quite groundbreaking for its time and, as was mentioned in class yesterday, Six Feet Under.