David Fincher is the master of title sequences for the films he makes. Seven is probably the best title sequence ever created, and really set the standard for how amazing title sequences can be. I also loved the opening for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But everything in-between is pretty great as well. Even the simple stuff has a different personal touch to it.
The video montage of Fincher's title sequences was edited together by Art of the Title who also did a great detailed write-up on all of Fincher's title sequences.
Throughout the many disparate worlds and settings of his films, Fincher’s audiovisual prosody remains unmistakable. There’s always a familiar rhythm at work, a recognizable but elusive metre in the mix. Sometimes it’s lurking just below the surface, other times it’s an inescapable barrage, hammering into your skull. A viewer might glimpse it amongst the grim ephemera of John Doe’s lair, read it in the semi-cryptic lettering of Zodiac’s title cards, or hear it in Karen O’s discordant howl, but it’s always there, teeing up the audience for what is to come.
Check out the video, and let us know what your favorite Fincher movie title sequence is!
Full film listing:
The Game (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Panic Room (2002)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Social Network (2010)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)