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A History of the Title Sequence


A History of the Title Sequence is a short film by Jurjen Versteeg. It charts the development of film title sequences by displaying the names of influential title designers in the style of their own work. In other words, it is a film about title sequences that looks like a title sequence. How great is that?

The film references the following designers and their titles:

Georges Méliès, Un Voyage Dans La Lune; Saul Bass, Psycho; Maurice Binder, Dr. No; Stephen Frankfurt, To Kill A Mockingbird; Pablo Ferro, Dr. Strangelove; Richard Greenberg, Alien; Kyle Cooper, Seven; Danny Yount, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Sherlock Holmes.

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