March 1, 2012

The Best TV and Film Title Design of 2011

I'm a big fan of title design for film and television, and it's something that's becoming a bit of a lost art. So many TV shows and films are doing away with lengthy title sequences. I think that's a shame, because a good title sequence gives you time as a viewer to sink into the intended mood of the piece, stop thinking about the outside everyday world, and prime yourself for a properly immersive experience.

My two favourite title sequences for last year are embedded below. For film, it's the titles to David Fincher's excellent The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. After that, HBO's Game of Thrones. They're both outstanding pieces of visual art in their own right, and match their respective works perfectly.

If there's a set of opening titles that you particularly like, from last year or even from decades ago, let me know in the comments.


  1. What about the Tintin movie? Only saw it once but I remember it being quite good.

  2. Oh yeah, the Tintin movie had brilliant titles - good call!


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