03 December 2008
Movie title sequences
The Art of the Title has an interesting premise. It presents, in a collage of stills (as above), and with video, the opening title sequences (the part with credits) of movies. So far there are about a hundred of them available, with apparently a handful of new ones added every month.
I've embedded two stills above: Scout exploring her box of treasures from To Kill A Mockingbird, and the iconic aerial tracking shot from The Shining (one of my favorites because I once had a yellow Beetle exactly like the one shown).
There are classics like Brazil, Dawn of the Dead, and Once Upon a Time in the West, and some (to me) lesser known films, each with the title sequence on video, plus some commentary and analysis.
And interesting site, especially for film buffs, but probably with a broader appeal as well.