Watching the beginning title of a movie or a show is almost like the foreshadowing technique in a novel. You are fed information through scenes, words, and pictures that tell you a little more of what you are about to see. Remember the colorful cartoon scenes played in the beginning of Catch Me If You Can? Or the symbolism of the feather that lands on Forrest at the start and floats away at the end of Forrest Gump. For television, the opening of Mad Men shows a black silhouette of the main character falling from a skyscraper and past seductive images of women, a glass of whiskey, and advertising slogans from the 60s. This video is called The Art of The Title‘ and is directed by Ian Albinson. Basically, it is a compilation of some of the best title designs in movies throughout history. Enjoy!

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