Video of the Day: A Brief History of Title Design


Our friends over at The Art of the Title Sequence created a short video called “A Brief History of Title Design” for a presentation at this year’s SXSW Festival. Click through to watch their sweeping compilation (which is set to RJD2’s “Ghostwriter), and for a full list of the more than 70 films and TV shows from which the opening title sequences were pulled. Let us know in the comments: Did they miss any of your favorites?

Intolerance Phantom of the Opera King Kong Modern Times My Man Godfrey Make Way For Tomorrow Citizen Kane The Maltese Falcon Gun Crazy The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Lady in the Lake Fallen Angel The Thing Singing in the Rain The Man with the Golden Arm Anatomy of a Murder Psycho North by Northwest Vertigo Grand Prix To Kill A Mockingbird Dr. No The Pink Panther Goldfinger Dr. Strangelove Bullitt Barbarella Soylent Green Mean Streets Star Wars Saturday Night Fever Superman Alien Raging Bull The Terminator Brazil The Untouchables Do The Right Thing Forrest Gump The Naked Gun Cape Fear Reservoir Dogs Delicatessen Natural Born Killers Freaked Se7en The Island of Dr. Moreau Mimic Donnie Brasco Mission Impossible Dawn of the Dead Fight Club Catch Me If You Can Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events The Fall Casino Royale Six Feet Under Carnivale Dexter Mad Men Iron Man Juno The Kingdom Wall•E Sherlock Holmes Up In The Air Zombieland Scott Pilgrim vs the World Buried Robin Hood Machete The Social Network Enter The Void

[via Kottke]