Top Ten Title Cards

This week Criterion asked about our favorite title designs on Facebook. After thinking about it and reading other people’s responses and trying to remember if my favorite films had a title card at all I narrowed it down to ten I think are pretty awesome. Some filmmakers consistently think their title sequences through like Sofia Coppola, Lars von Trier or Sono Sion, so I just picked one of theirs, but I’m not even sure it’s their best, but that’s what I was able to find on the good ole internet. At this point I’d also like to mention Woody Allen who has consistently kept same identical opening titles for his entire career, I won’t count him in this list, but y’all know his signature font, so..

These are my favorite title cards in chronological order, because I’m not good at ranking stuff.


    • davideperretta

      Thank you vinnieh! There are so many good ones to chose from, like Rosemary’s Baby, Jennifer’s Body, The Royal Tenenbaums etc. Any other great ones you can think of?

      • vinnieh

        I recently saw The Orphanage and liked the effect of wallpaper being peeled off the walls to reveal the title. It is so mysterious and intriguing and really sets the tone for the film.

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