Thursday, June 21, 2007

Credit where credit is due

The other night I finally watched the 2006 version of Casino Royale and was impressed by the opening credits . . . stylized, colorful, violent, and just what you'd expect from one of the better Bond films. So I started thinking about my all-time-favorite credit sequences and came up with these:

* Fahrenheit 451, because the no-text portion of the credits fits so perfectly with the ideas in the movie

* Pulp Fiction, because of the enormous title treatment (something like Gone with the Wind) and the use of "Misirlou"

* Ocean's Eleven, the remake, not because of the style or the music but because of the acting credit "And Introducing Julia Roberts," which got a huge laugh in the theater where I saw it

* Black Narcissus, because the final credit explains that the whole jungly, crazy, mountainous, exotic, suffocatingly hot film was MADE IN ENGLAND, which just about blew my mind

And you? Surely you have some favorite credit sequences that I've forgotten or don't know about.

2 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

It's more of a notable credit moment than a favorite credit sequence, but when Ed and I watched Mira Nair's Vanity Fair, we were startled and amused to read, "Salaams to Edward W. Said for continuing to inspire."

Apparently Said was a colleague of Nair's husband Mahmood Mamdani when both were at Columbia, and they were also neighbors. Still...

June 25, 2007 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I really enjoyed the Run Lola Run/Lola Rennt credit sequence.

June 26, 2007 at 6:33 AM  

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