Title Sequences of note...

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Postby Quatermass » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:55 am

Okay, well, I'm starting off a thread where we post title sequences from TV series that are particularly striking.

Now, I know what you're thinking, that I will be posting the obvious from me. So I'm actually starting off with an unusual one, of a series I haven't actually seen (nor do I wish to), but I am wondering, who has actually seen this series? I'm not naming it. It's a surprise. :twisted: :P

And yes, it is SFW. :P
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:57 am

I quite liked the Game of Thrones title sequence :)
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Postby pip » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:17 am

It was a great title sequence and if you watch carefully its actually different for each episode dependent on where more of the action will take place . :D
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Postby Penfold » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:28 am

This opening title theme still stands out from my youth (as does the series itself). :D

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Postby raisindot » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:44 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:I quite liked the Game of Thrones title sequence :)


I have mixed feeling about this sequence. With all the little building-shapes 'blooming' over the landscapes it reminded me of one of those computer games where you create and grow cities. I suppose that's part of the point, and ties in with the word "game," but it also tended to create the impression of artificiality that is contradicted by the gritty execution of the show itself.
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Postby WannabeAngua » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:17 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:I quite liked the Game of Thrones title sequence :)


I liked that one, but I got a bit queasy when it moved sideways towards Pentos.
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Postby michelanCello » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:14 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:I quite liked the Game of Thrones title sequence :)

Such a beauuuutiful cello solo! :wink:

I like the Dead like me one, by the way - always makes me laugh :lol:
But in general it's the music that's important - for me - in a title sequence...
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:23 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:I quite liked the Game of Thrones title sequence :)


I like that one too :D
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Postby Quatermass » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:39 pm

The title sequence for Game of Thrones looks impressive, I'll say.

And I did enjoy the titles for Rome, mentioned before.

Now, that first title sequence that I posted was for a series called Target, which was, I heard, the BBC's attempt at ripping off The Sweeney. Now, the guy who did the title music is an Aussie called Dudley Simpson.

While Simpson did a lot of work for Doctor Who as far as incidental music was concerned, he did not write the title music, which was written by another Aussie, Ron Grainer. But he did write the theme music for two other famous science fiction TV series.

The first was ITV's original answer to Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People. Surprisingly simple titles, but effective and creepy.

And the second? Well, this rather interesting title sequence for a show called Blake's 7.

There are also some interesting variations on the Blake's 7 titles made by fans. The second title sequence was given a good revamp here (crappy logo notwithstanding), and another fan, in creating a sequence for their fan comic continuation of the series, actually went back to the original conception for the title sequence.
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Postby SimsKatie » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:55 pm

The opening to Cowboy Bebop is startlingly good. Kanno's score is brilliant and the vibrant, fast moving colours make it particularly striking. I've been watching this show since I was a teen and it still gets me pumped up.

I'm having trouble with the URL linking, but here's the video:

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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:10 pm

The opening sequence of Firefly. I love that song. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:03 pm

SimsKatie wrote:The opening to Cowboy Bebop is startlingly good. Kanno's score is brilliant and the vibrant, fast moving colours make it particularly striking. I've been watching this show since I was a teen and it still gets me pumped up.

I'm having trouble with the URL linking, but here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWk-VpK4hJo


It's easy. Put '[url]', and then the url link next to the equals sign, and then the text you want before closing the url code bracket.

Now, speaking of popular anime, I might as well put down the title sequence for one of my favourites, [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ6Nmw5S7HA]Neon Genesis Evangelion[/url] (here, Tony, this is what it looks like).

Interestingly, one of the many inspirations for Evangelion was actually the Gerry Anderson series UFO, and the title sequence had elements cribbed for the Evangelion titles. Spot the similarities.
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Postby DaveC » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:09 am

SimsKatie wrote:The opening to Cowboy Bebop is startlingly good. Kanno's score is brilliant and the vibrant, fast moving colours make it particularly striking. I've been watching this show since I was a teen and it still gets me pumped up.

I'm having trouble with the URL linking, but here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWk-VpK4hJo


Love that opening :D
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Postby SimsKatie » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:06 pm

Quatermass wrote:Now, speaking of popular anime, I might as well put down the title sequence for one of my favourites, Neon Genesis Evangelion (here, Tony, this is what it looks like).


I love the Evangelion opening for how utterly deceptive it is.

"Yay, nice happy music! Seize your destiny - oh God! Why Why Why arrgggh...." and then dissolving into inarticulate flailing, followed by curling up against the wall and sobbing.
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:19 pm

michelanCello wrote:
Sjoerd3000 wrote:I quite liked the Game of Thrones title sequence :)

Such a beauuuutiful cello solo! :wink:

I like the Dead like me one, by the way - always makes me laugh :lol:
But in general it's the music that's important - for me - in a title sequence...


Dead Like Me :lol: :lol: :lol: The girls and I are cacking at that one. Was the show as funny as the opening? LOVE IT.

Anf lets face it.... didn't we all love THIS ONE
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