1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Great movie title sequences

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BigSleeper, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    Total movie geek topic, but that the heck. I recently rewatched "Catch Me If You Can," was reminded how cool its opening title sequence was and wondered what others might compare. YouTube to the rescue with a Top 25:

    Part 1:

    Part 2:

    Among the 25: "Hollow Man," "Dr. Strangelove," "Pi," "Altered States," "The Terminator," "Se7en," "Psycho," "Casino," "Alien," "Superman," "Soylent Green," "Panic Room" and "99 and 44/100% Dead."

    Interesting stuff.
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Any James Bond film.
  3. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Touch of Evil.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Maurice Binder was a genius with the stuff he did with the Bond titles. I prefer any title sequence that actually helps tell the story. The title sequence of "The Kingdom" did a great job of explaining the U.S. presence in Saudi Arabia.
  5. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    The sequence of Lord of War always intrigued me. You follow one round of AK47 ammo from production to end.
  6. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Always enjoyed the one from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

  7. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    I win.

    I win again.

  8. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    I don't know about the title sequence itself, but the funniest part of Raising Arizona takes place before the title sequence.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Excellent call. Sam Bass, if my memory serves,
  10. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    I was curious was else he'd done, and apparently it's Saul Bass. Quite prolific, too, doing the title sequences for Spartacus, North by Northwest, Vertigo, West Side Story, Alien,....well, hell, here's his IMDB page:

  11. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    If for no other reason than the music.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I think the entire movie Apocalypse Now runs before the title is even shown.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page