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Old 08-13-05, 04:02 PM
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I think since Fight Club (which was the first movie with opening credits like that that I've seen), it's been copied a bit too much: human genes in X-men (and maybe X2? I can't remember) and SPider Man. It was cool in fight club, but I think it may be getting worn out.

I think I remember Daredevil's opening creds being cool, but it's been a while since I've seen that one, too.
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The Pink Panther.

Birth place of the animated Pink Panther.
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Star Wars is my first choice.

Also I want to mention The Usual Suspects (because it's so spooky).

And Drop Dead Fred (because it's in crayon).

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I think "Vertigo" has the most memorable title sequence I've ever seen.
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Originally Posted by grundle
Star Wars is my first choice.
Does Star Wars have a credits sequence? I thought they only showed up at the end.
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Originally Posted by Puzznic
Spider-man 2 is one of the best i've ever seen.
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Originally Posted by DVD King
Does Star Wars have a credits sequence? I thought they only showed up at the end.
I seem to remember Star Wars having a title sequence. Could be wrong.
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Originally Posted by DVD King
Does Star Wars have a credits sequence? I thought they only showed up at the end.
The credits are at the end.

But the title of this thread is about "title sequences," not "credit sequences."
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Old 08-14-05, 12:46 AM
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John Carpenter's The Thing
Raising Arizona
Lost Highway
Morvern Callar
Raging Bull
Punch Drunk Love
Wild at Heart
Old 08-14-05, 01:34 AM
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Vertigo
The Shining

Most of these: http://www.notcoming.com/saulbass/index2.php
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Superman:the movie gets my vote (my no.1 movie of all-time)..
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Panic Room
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Originally Posted by Puzznic
Spider-man 2 is one of the best i've ever seen.
You can't say SPIDER-MAN 2 without mentioning the film it borrowed the idea from (Raimi has admitted as much): SUPERMAN II
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Hostage had good begining credits
I just saw this last night - and I thought of this thread as the movie began.
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Chalk up another one for Panic Room. I liked the credit sequence better than the movie.
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The Usual Suspects
Old 08-15-05, 02:04 AM
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Dawn of the Dead '04
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Spartacus - another incredible Saul Bass effortc.

My favorite of all time:

The Wild Bunch

William Holden - "If they move, kill'em!" -- then a freeze frame with "DIRECTED BY SAM PECKINPAH"

Classic!

I also have to add the end credits of The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman version from the 60s) which has a truly great (IMHO) animated end credit sequence. Very much in the spirit of Bass, and I've never read a single word about it; I enjoyed this sequence more than the movie itself (which I did like).

Here's a description:
Spoiler:

Against a red background, one sees in sequence a series of tarot cards being dealt. One by one, in rhythm, they fill up the spaces on the table as the credits appear on the screen. Surprisingly, this simple technique builds up tension as one can grasp the pattern of cards being filled out. We can guess at what the end will be, but will we be right? After the last credit for the movie comes on, in a jagged exception to the rest of the deck, the last card, to a final crescendo of music, is turned over at a crooked angle: LA MORT.


Just terrific.

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more titles designed by Saul Bass... [link]

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Hostage(Bruce Willis) is pretty good.
Don't know who designed it though.
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another for Pink Panther.
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Other than Superman, the other first one to come to my mind, although not the best, is Christmas Vacation

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