As I am feeling a bit pressed this week to come up with something this week, I thought I might just talk about movie titles, specifically, a few that are my favorites.
1) Superman The Movie (1978). I think the first movie title that really caught my attention (and is also one of my all time favorite films). The combination of John Williams soundtrack and the telescoping title blazing onto the screen lend prelude to the action and fun to ensue. The bright colors and sweeping movement of the names as they appear create a kinetic feast while bringing to viewer to the opening scene of the film.
2) Alien (1979). Stark in both graphics and score, the titles really echo the atmosphere of the flim and create tension through the slow appearing letterforms. No flourish or flash, a perfect compliment to what is to come in the film.
3) Rock n Rolla (2008). Jumping ahead a few decades is Guy Ritchie’s very awesome film, Rock N Rolla. The title graphics not only introduce the stars in both name and graphic, but the splashy, kinetic natures of the title, along with a very kick ass soundtrack, matches the intensity of the film to follow.