Today, Good Reader, we’ll be looking at classic title sequences. If, as Hitchcock instructs, film is the juxtaposition of images for maximum emotional impact, then the title sequence is something the screenwriter should consider. Point Of Entry is critical. Picking up the story at the latest possible moment. But even before that is the imagery of your title sequence. Please check the master, Saul Bass, I included one of his titles here. Grabbing the audience by the throat on Image 1 is what these title sequences do. They inform on the key character and the world of that character without a single word of dialogue. They give you the tone and look of the director. From the iconic music and space of 2001, to the traditional Bond bloody eye with Goldfinger, to Jennifer Beels biking off to her steelworker job (yeah, right) in Flashdance, to the fighting cats of Saul Bass for Nelson Algren’s Walk On The Wild Side…here are some of my favs.
- ENTER THE VOID
- WALK ON THE WILD SIDE