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THE FILM before THE FILM: A Brief History of Opening Title Sequences

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THE FILM before THE FILM is a short exposé and look back at the history of opening titles. If you’re a fan of film, or simply a quiet observer, you’ll have noticed that over the course of time, several trends have emerged and evolved when it comes to opening credits, their purpose and stylistic progression. THE FILM before THE FILM takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film credits to the inclusion of digital techniques, a resurgence of old-school style, and filmmakers’ love of typography in space. The film was a research project at the BTK (Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule), and is well worth a watch if you have an interest in the subject.