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#1 of 64 OFFLINE   Jason Adams

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Posted August 06 2003 - 11:45 AM

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

#2 of 64 OFFLINE   Magnus T

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Posted August 06 2003 - 11:51 AM

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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#3 of 64 OFFLINE   Paul Mason

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Posted August 06 2003 - 11:53 AM

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#4 of 64 OFFLINE   Simon Massey

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Posted August 06 2003 - 12:00 PM

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#5 of 64 OFFLINE   Joshua_Y

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Posted August 06 2003 - 12:00 PM

Any of the James Bond title sequences...

I really dug the DareDevil titles too...

And of course...SUPERMAN! Posted Image

#6 of 64 OFFLINE   Simon Massey

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Posted August 06 2003 - 12:11 PM

I thought the Terminator 2 titles were very effective as well.

Recent titles that impressed me were The Hulk

#7 of 64 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted August 06 2003 - 12:14 PM

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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#8 of 64 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted August 06 2003 - 12:16 PM

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 of 64 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted August 06 2003 - 12:23 PM

I forgot about Contact. That is a very impressive opening.
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#10 of 64 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted August 06 2003 - 12:39 PM

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#11 of 64 OFFLINE   MatthewLouwrens

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Posted August 06 2003 - 01:29 PM

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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#12 of 64 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted August 06 2003 - 01:32 PM

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#13 of 64 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted August 06 2003 - 01:42 PM

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Not sure if this counts, but the intro of the Cowboy Bebop series always gets me

Well the intro for Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is pretty awesome as well. I love the song that plays in the opening credits.

#14 of 64 OFFLINE   Mattias Stridsman

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Posted August 06 2003 - 01:59 PM

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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Posted August 06 2003 - 02:07 PM

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#16 of 64 OFFLINE   Lee-M

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Posted August 06 2003 - 02:11 PM

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!

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#17 of 64 OFFLINE   Dan Shogren

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Posted August 06 2003 - 02:12 PM

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Posted August 06 2003 - 02:13 PM

15+ posts and no 2001: A Space Odyssey, you heathens!

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#19 of 64 OFFLINE   Tony Stirling

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Posted August 06 2003 - 02:47 PM

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#20 of 64 OFFLINE   Galen_V

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Posted August 06 2003 - 02:50 PM

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.