20 Great Opening Title Sequences in Film

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First impressions are important. Even in film. A bad opening sequence can totally distract from the film, its theme and tone. A good opening title sequences does more than simply project the name of the director and cast. It’s a work of art, dazzling our eyes with cinematography and bold typography. A really good title sequence embodies the film’s mood, themes and establishes characters. Since the invention of the cinematograph, the title sequence has been an important part of film, captivating and thrilling audiences. We take a look back at some of our favourite title sequences over the years.

1. Se7en

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2. Blue Valentine

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3. Vertigo

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4. Lord of War

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5. A Hard Day’s Night

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6. Saturday Night Fever

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7. Watchmen

8. Lost in Translation

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9. American Psycho

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10. Snatch

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11. Catch Me If You Can

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12. Quantum of Solace

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13. Sweeney Todd

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14. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

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15. Thank You For Smoking

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16. Alien

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17. Panic Room

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18. Superman

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19. Spider-man 2

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20. 2001: A Space Odyssey

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