Monday, February 1, 2010

Charade Film Titles and Opening Scene

These titles for the movie Charade were designed by Maurice Binder, the man behind the famous James Bond gun barrel openers. Binder had never done titles before.
Director Stanley Donen liked the newspaper ads he was making for him and asked him to do the titles for Indiscreet in 1958.
The sequence is a classic specimen of mid-century modern graphics and animation from the golden age of film titling. Watch it below.

3 comments:

Moises said...

Tripped out, always something new and refreshing as usual...

THIS IS THE BEST SITE ON ALL AROUND DESIGN OUT THERE!!

the music is also super tripped out.
MODEL'S OWN IS AS MOD AS IT GETS!!

little augury said...

So interesting-I bet we could go back and see some amazing graphics from that period- not to mention the divine Ms Hepburn and her salad. great post.

Mr Christopher said...

That's so cool... I really like 50s/60s titles but have no frame of reference: is Maurice Binder The Man?