Tuesday, July 24, 2012

main titles!

Here are some of my favorite opening credits from the movies! What are yours?  Check out the cool site Art of the Title too!

Adventures in Babysitting

American Gigolo

The Birds

The Blob

Catch Me If You Can




The Graduate


Jackie Brown

Midnight Cowboy

North By Northwest


Saturday Night Fever


The Towering Inferno


Young Adult


  1. What great selections and a refreshing idea for a blog write up. I am going to spend the rest of my afternoon watching these incredible opening credits and maybe from this, I will figure out to watch this evening! Love these!

  2. Couldn't agree more; all excellent choices! Two of my other favorites, both not surprisingly associated with David Fincher films: the opening credit sequence in the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (one of the final films I saw at the AMC Loews Harvard Square 5) and the one used in Seven (masterfully set the tone of one of the most brilliant thrillers I'll ever see).

  3. Hitchcock always had some of the best opening credits. I agree with Dan, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo blew me away, especially when I saw it in the theatre, it makes a huge difference in this case. I also like the opening titles of Reservoir Dogs, L.A. Confidential, and I always enjoy the ones from Scorsese's films like Raging Bull, Taxi Driver (especially that song!) and Mean Streets. Oh, and the Bond films.

    Great post, and I love that website!