Directors Best title sequence in a movie?

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  1. Jason Adams

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    A few favorites of mine are all of the James Bond titles, Catch Me If You Can, and Spartacus. Cleopatra's title was pretty clever with the scene turning to a wall painting. And yes I do have an unhealthy obession with that movie. :b
     
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    All though not a good movie by a long shot, the first great title sequence that I immediately thought of was the one for Panic Room.
     
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    Anyone notice a pattern here ? [​IMG]
     
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    Any of the James Bond title sequences...

    I really dug the DareDevil titles too...

    And of course...SUPERMAN! [​IMG]
     
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    I thought the Terminator 2 titles were very effective as well.

    Recent titles that impressed me were The Hulk
     
  7. Matt Stone

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    Expanding to opening sequences...

    My favorite would have to be Halloween, though it owes a lot to Black Christmas's POV stuff...I still prefer Carpenter's style.

    Also, more recently, X2 and The Matrix Reloaded. The Nightcrawler opening in X2 completely blew me away.
     
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    Alien - the letters being revealed segment by segment
    All of the aforementioned Fincher films
    Charlie's Angels - Tone perfect intro
    Not sure if this counts, but the intro of the Cowboy Bebop series always gets me
    Repo Man - Something about the music, the map, all of it works for me
    Signs - I didn't care for the movie because of the ending, but the title sequence was wonderful
    Contact - quite the humbling opening, plus the transition to the start of the film is impressive
     
  9. Matt Stone

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    I forgot about Contact. That is a very impressive opening.
     
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    I notice the popularity of title sequences for David Fincher films.

    Personally, I've always loved the inventive and innovative title sequences used in Woody Allen films.
     
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    North by Northwest.

    That one blew me away. The way the text moves, and the fade to the building. The music is also great.
     
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Or should that be Mønti Pythøn lk den Hølie Grailen?[​IMG]
     
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    Raising Arizona... I love the way it takes about ten minutes until you get to them. The first time I saw it, I laughed my ass off, surprised when they finally ran the titles. I couldn't believe that they had not yet been run!

    ("My name is H.I. McDonough...")
     
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    Punch Drunk Love Heh eh heh.[​IMG]

    There arent any.........[​IMG]
     
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    15+ posts and no 2001: A Space Odyssey, you heathens!

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    The opening for Star Wars (A New Hope) gives me goosebumps every time I hear the music and see the letters scroll backwards.

    Also, all 3 Austin Powers movies have hysterical title sequences. But my favorite?

    Dr. Strangelove-you got to love the B-52's refueling and the hand written credits.
     

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