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February 09, 2007

Forget the film, watch the titles

still image from the opening credits of Moog

I've always thought that often the most visually arresting, most memorable part of a movie is the opening title sequence. It looks like I'm not the only one who feels that way...the Dutch film/video/art site submarine channel has just started an online title repository, called Forget the film, watch the titles!.

Right now the collection only has a dozen or so entries, but they're really nice. For instance, check out the Fizzy Eye/Nexus Production title sequence for the documentary film Moog (Pictured above). You can sign up for their mailing list and receive notification whenever a new title is added.

By the way, Submarine Channel doesn't yet have any titles by the brilliant graphic designer Saul Bass, who created the titles for Veritgo, The Godfather, North by Northwest, and many more. But if you're in the Los Angeles area, you're in luck! There's an exhibit of Bass' movie titles at the Skirball Cultural Center until April 1st.

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Posted by Chris Spurgeon at February 9, 2007 12:37 AM

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