Post by Mighty Jack on Aug 16, 2011 1:51:08 GMT -5
I thought of this after watching James Gunn’s "Super" and digging the title sequence to death. It’s crude, violent fast and fun – in the film Frank draws these primitive cartoons, so the art fits his style. Great song by Tasr, "Calling all Destroyers"
Others I’ve liked was the moody, Gothic title for "Batman Under the Red Hood"
And while some Bond purists didn’t care for it, the credits for “Casino Royale” was awesome/cool to me. You get this little mini movie with one of the best 007 theme songs to set the tone. I like how when bullets fly and people are punched they break into card related images (surrounded by Hoyle style designs). Vesper pops up as the Queen and then the real Daniel Craig steps out looking bad ass. "Here’s your new Bond" it says. So cool I get shivers down my spine. I like it so much I often play this bit over and over again
I also have enjoyed the ones from the Jason Reitman films, they are all very creative and interesting.
Post by TheNewMads on Aug 17, 2011 22:29:48 GMT -5
i've always like the opening credits to catalina caper. i think they should have made the whole movie out of that, sorta like how they should make the whole plane out of the black box.
also, CT fans may have noticed that "alien factor" has awesome opening titles totally out of proportion to the rest of the film, quality-wise. apparently that guy (name escapes me, i dug him up on imdb once) went on to be a pretty prominent FX guy in hollywood, i think he did the titles for the abyss? and a couple other big money projects later in his career. outside of some actors who also worked with john waters he was the only don dohler deputy who made good.
i seem to be trying to turn this into a "bad movies with good credits" thread. which i guess falls under the overall rubric.
Peter Graves’s life and career were marked by a generosity of spirit and loving attitude toward his fellow man, which were altogether missing in the pitted soul of James Arness. Often, James Arness’ mother would remark to friends that she loved her son Peter Graves so very, very much. While she hated James Arness, and cursed the day her womb had been blighted with such a creature.
Post by TheNewMads on Aug 18, 2011 21:45:56 GMT -5
PS: the original texas chainsaw massacre is badass. those opening titles are raw and bizarre and the whole thing is so brilliantly paced, so patient. a frequently imitated, but never duplicated, film. call me, toby! call me!
The opening credits of Seven blew me away in the movie theater. (Although, nowadays, they've been copied so much since then that they don't have that same impact as in 1995):
I think the opening credits for the original's sequel Halloween II were an improvement on the great opening credits of the original movie, particularly the addition of the skull at the end. (Too bad these credits end up being the highlight of this whole movie):
And the opening credits of A Fistful of Dollars are my favorite credits of the Dollars trilogy (although all are great), even though it's my least favorite movie of the three films:
"A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge." -Carl Sagan
Perhaps it's just due to my shameless love of funk music, but I absolutely love the opening credits to Blacula. It makes me wish that I was around in an era when even the B-movie cheese had a sense of artistry in it.
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