Film Language Tag: title sequence
The titles or credits themselves as well as any other elements (images and sound) that may accompany them.
Traditionally, James Bond films open with a lavish stunt sequence before the opening titles. The titles themselves appear over further stylized action, often involving the silhouette of a woman. The opening title sequence for West Side Story (1961) presented the credits as graffiti painted on various walls while an animated Pink Panther and Inspector Clouseau accompany the title sequences for the Pink Panther films, both opening and closing. In one of the more unusual credit sequences, Harry Nilsson sang the closing credits to Skidoo (1968), right down to the copyright notice. [also known as "credit sequence", and "opening title sequence]
35 Film Clips
A list of opening credits side-by-side with Butch Cassidy's gang robbing a train.
Dr. Strangelove Opening Title Sequence, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
A list of handwritten opening titles over the refueling of an important plane.
June (Ming-Na Wen) recounts an allegory following a woman immigrating from China to the US. She brings a swan with her, intending to gift it to her future American daughter. However, an immigration officer confiscates the swan, and the mother is left with a feather.
5 Series Clips
Dexter Opening Title Sequence
"Early Cuts: Alex Timmons (Chapter 1)", Dexter: Season 0, Episode 1
A list of opening titles over the protagonist's daily morning routine.
Game of Thrones Opening Title Sequence
"Inside Game of Thrones", Game of Thrones: Season 0, Episode 1
A list of opening credits over the map of the world and the locations we will visit.
The Sopranos Opening Title Sequence
"Supper with The Sopranos Part I", The Sopranos: Season 0, Episode 1
A list of opening titles superimposed upon the protagonist's drive.
True Blood Opening Title Sequence
"Unaired Pilot", True Blood: Season 0, Episode 1
A list of opening titles over a montage of blood-like imagery.
True Detective Opening Title Sequence
"Seeing Things", True Detective: Season 1, Episode 2
A list of opening titles side-by-side with imagery and characters.