Archive for the ‘Title Sequences’ Category
First of all, hello and welcome back to Raw Type! We were extremely busy in late 2011 — which is great for the studio — although unfortunately it means updating blogs gets put to the bottom of the list. As it’s now 2012 we thought we’d introduce the new year with a collection of film intros. This wonderful archive of Movie Title Stills was collated by Christian Annyas and showcases hundreds of films as far back as 1920. Be warned; you may lose hours of your day scrolling through the pages, so we’ve grabbed a few of our favourites for your viewing pleasure…
This is pretty old now, but after talking to several people who haven’t seen it, I thought it was definitely worth a post. Tarsem’s The Fall is truly a visual masterpiece and the opening titles set the standard from the first shot. If you haven’t seen the film I can’t recommend it enough, and I’m sure after you watch the following sequence you won’t need any more convincing.
We’ve managed to get our hands on a couple of Enter The Void posters, one of which is signed by the great Gaspar Noé himself. Because nobody in the studio can decide who should have them we thought we’d open it up to everyone. Just answer the following question…
WARNING – CONTAINS FLASHING IMAGERY.
If you haven’t watched this title sequence… watch it now. It is taken from Gasper Noé’s latest creation, Enter The Void. I haven’t seen the film yet but from what I have read, this torturous attack on the senses eases you in to the film nice and gently. Read the rest of this entry
Saul Bass is undeniably the father of title sequence design. Film titles were rarely shown until reels of The Man with the Golden Arm were delivered to cinemas with notes attached reading “Projectionists – pull curtain before titles”. Bass’ titles acted as an insight into the film and a way to set the scene before an actor had uttered a single word. They was a simplicity to his work – he took one idea and executed it to perfection. Read the rest of this entry