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Pablo Ferro, Who Energized Films’ Opening Credits, Dies at 83

Pablo Ferro, who with quick cuts, hand lettering and a bundle of innovative ideas put a jolt into the often drab world of movies’ opening credits, died on Nov. 16 in Sedona, Ariz. He was 83.

The cause was complications of pneumonia, his son, Allen, said.

Mr. Ferro burst into the film business in 1964 with his attention-getting title sequence for “Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear-age black comedy. His hand-lettered titles, full of incongruous sizes (the gigantic “A” in “A STANLEY KUBRICK PRODUCTION” dwarfed the other words), appeared over footage of aircraft refueling in midflight.

In a 2009 article about groundbreakers in Mr. Ferro’s profession, The New York Times called it “the title sequence that inspired a thousand hand-drawn title sequences.”

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I once saw his trailer for Dr. Strangelove on the big screen. It is a trip. Could cause seizures in some.

The guy was a genius.
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Yeah, didn't know of him but I now see how he changed things.

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