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When I’m watching a title sequence at the beginning of a new movie, I’m usually wondering how long it will take. And if that’s enough time to score some Goobers without missing any of the real movie. But, occasionally, a true artist is hired to map out a sequence that actually helps move the viewer into the world the film [...]
As we’ve mentioned before, a great title sequence can successfully bring an audience smoothly into a film’s world without jarring them into realizing what’s going on. And “Catch Me If You Can” is an excellent example of how right things can go when you have talented people working on a sequence.
Director David Fincher knows ambiance – just check out “Se7en” or “Fight Club…this is a guy who knows how to set a mood. And this touch is especially important when he’s presenting a more subtle world than Tyler Durden inhabits.
James Bond ain’t reinventing the wheel in any of the 007 films. Oh sure, there are varying degrees of seriousness with which the formula is executed – watch “A View To A Kill” back-to-back with the “Casino Royale” reboot, you’ll see what we mean instantly.
Tim Burton’s “Batman” was a revelation when it was released. Long before “Transformers” or “Spiderman” or, Hell, “Batman Begins”, comic book adaptations were simply not treated as serious art. Witness any of the “Superman” movies which, while sometimes fun, often sunk to sub-parody levels.