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!
"What strikes me about this image is the maturity of the look of the models. Their faces say, 'I've seen a lot of the world, and I'm confident in my style, and I possess a sophistication and beauty that is enviable.' This is in stunning contrast to corresponding photo shoots today. Today's editorial models appear to be barely out of puberty. Their faces say, 'I've been to a few rock concerts, I use a lot of illegal substances, and the closest I come to a book is reading the wall on my Facebook page.'C'est la vie…" -Tim Gunn