Instead of using Pandora or other services, I visit Art of the Title and have some title sequences on a loop. Since it’s finals week where I’m at, I figured I should list some of what I consider to be title sequences from movies that embody that feeling. Each entry will link you to the site where you can see the title sequence as well as a summary and article (depending on the title) on how it was made.
Lost Highway. Starting with a David Lynch film, all we see is a road. Going at a very high speed, we don’t know if we’ll be hit or what’s coming our way. Complementing that is David Bowie’s “I’m Deranged”, just one way to describe the feeling.
The Andromeda Strain. This all-electronic score buzzes with chaos. Information floats over our eyes in a similar way that we try to recall vital info for a test.
Fight Club. Our neurons are in high gear. We do all that we can to stay focused, even if it means losing sleep. I am Jack’s title sequence.
Enter the Void. WARNING: SEIZURE ALERT. The strobing and breakneck editing of the credits resembles the increased nervousness of wondering whether or not we will fail the class. The blasting music also drives you crazy.
Go. Confused? Sure, but things start to blur into each day. The simplest things get lost in the chaos. You don’t want that to happen, especially when final projects are due.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. A caffinated kick, let’s do this! We’re Sex Bob-omb and we’re here to ace tests and get good grades and stuff. One! Two! Three! Four!
Se7en. I wouldn’t end it any other way. Piercing soundtrack, bizarre split-second visuals, you’ll wish finals can just hurry up and finish.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Finals are over! It’s raining sunshine! Unless it’s winter, then whatever but still, they’re done!
The LEGO Movie. Everything is finished! That’s awesome.