Aspect Ratio posted an interesting article about how title sequences are disappearing from todays films. The article breaks down one of the greatest opening title sequence from “Superman” — designed by R. Greenberg and Associates. While there does seem to be a trend away from opening title sequences, I think it may be a bit early to close the coffin lid altogether, just look to last year’s “Juno” among others.
…For a while, especially in the 1960s, the title sequence was an emerging art form. Saul Bass is a legend in the field, producing the titles for Psycho, Anatomy of a Murder, Vertigo, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and my personal favorite, Casino. In addition to Superman, R. Greenberg and Associates created the titles for Home Alone and The Untochables. And, of course, Maurice Binder’s Bond sequences are among some of the finest and trashiest ever produced.— Aspect Ratio | Read The Full Article