FILMS has developed six entertaining and educational programs that explore
how film titles have evolved over the years. Each program
examines an aspect of the complex relationships between title sequences
they adorn, revealing the creative strategies behind some of the most
dramatic and engaging passages in the history of cinema.
FOR OPENERS is offered in three program formats:
(1) TITLES THEN (1950-1980)
FOR OPENERS surveys the history of the modern film title and debuted at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. TITLES THEN and TITLES NOW together consist of 50 title sequences and span half a century of artistic achievement in two 120-minute sessions. Alternatively, the TITLES HIGHLIGHTS program can be enjoyed in a single 120-minute session.
12 THEN 12 NOW features 24 international title sequences, contrasting work from the 1960s -- the golden age of title design -- with outstanding contemporary titles. This program includes sequences by Saul Bass, Maurice Binder, Pablo Ferro, Imaginary Forces, Picture Mill, and many others.
Celebrating the golden age of film title design, a tumultuous decade whichsaw seminal talents like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Pablo Ferro do their most iconic work, FROM PSYCHO TO BULLITT features 22 classic title sequences bracketed with a spoken commentary that reveals the creative impulses behind some of the most intriguing, colorful and dynamic openers of all time. The 90-minute program premiered in New York as part of RESFEST 2001.
A grand tour through the most typographic title sequences in American
film history. Clips from more than a dozen classic titles created during
the last 40 years are brought together for the first time. These experiments
in motion graphics include such title sequences as Pablo Ferro's for Dr.
Strangelove (1963) and Kyle Cooper's for The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).