Great movies have great opening titles. Every film director or producer with respect for him or herself hires some of the finest graphic designers for their film titles. Filmmakers such as Otto Preminger, Alfred Hitchcock, and David Fincher have relied on great professionals to tell the story before the story is ever told.
Here is a fine compilation from Ian Albinson for “The Art of the Title,” which takes a look of the last 100 years of title design. It is remarkable the loop in style we have experienced during the last couple of decades, where filmmakers like Tarantino have revived the styles of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Enjoy.