MOON: Art Of The Title

MOON: Art Of The Title

Art of the Title are “A compendium and leading web resource of film and television title design from around the world. We honor the artists who design excellent title sequences. We discuss and display their work with a desire to foster more of it, via stills and video links, interviews, creator notes, and user comments

And today, they feature MOON, where they summarise the titles as:

The hypnotic, mounded magnificence of Duncan Jones’ “Moon” is the setting of a kind of space-drawn samhain built to support the machines, here harvesters of Helium-3, the latest source of our terrestrial dependency.

Affecting documentary -all of it stock footage- is unveiled as something corporate and cankerous and shortly gives way to the inviting lightness of Clint Mansell’s score. The title card features an impressive use of perspective. Placement and persistence of type domineers the narrative as something akin to Kevin Spacey’s lilt which plays like HAL 9000 but follows its own heart.

They even have the entire MOON title sequence for us to view online now, in a variety of formats (SD & HD Mov, nice html5, and handy iPod/iPhone mp4) so pop over and have a look HERE.