A good opening title sequence sets the tone of a film and serves to establish rhythm and pacing. Yes, yes, it’s never good to judge a book by its cover, but who can resist the urge? The good people at the Submarine Channel have started a collection of title sequences called Forget the Feature, Watch the Titles. Indulge!
I just watched the opening sequence for Smoking Aces, something I never expected I would do after seeing the trailer. I’m surprisingly intrigued; it’s very cool and makes me think that the film may actually have some positive qualities.
Some of my favorites title sequences not yet on the Submarine Channel are the openings to Seven and Fight Club (both Fincher flicks coincidentally). Definitely worth a look if you’re looking to be impressed. What are your favorites?