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Art of the Title: A Brief History of Title Design

This is a fun little video for those who like title design (and who doesn’t?). It’s a presentation video for the SXSW “Excellence in Title Design” competition screening which features brief moments from over 70 movies and tv show’s opening credits (or title design if you will). It is a bit interesting that some titles are not even featured in the video, but the person who created this is obviously way more creative then I am, so I’ll assume I am an idiot that doesn’t get it (much like I do with Harry Potter). A full list of movies and shows can be found just below the video.  Props to artofthetitle.com for a great job. Enjoy! Full film and television listing: Intolerance Phantom of the Opera King Kong Modern Times My Man Godfrey Make Way For Tomorrow Citizen Kane The Maltese Falcon Gun Crazy The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Lady in the Lake Fallen Angel The Thing Singing in the Rain The Man with the Golden Arm Anatomy of a Murder Psycho North by …

From The Archives: 100 Years of Paramount Pictures

In honor of celebrating 100 years of films (65 good ones, am I right?) Paramount has commissioned this pretty awesome poster to commemorate the milestone and you know what? I think it’s pretty neat. Click here for a larger view. And for those of you interested in knowing how wrong you are at guessing, here is the complete list of movies. Row 1: 1980 – Airplane 1986 – Top Gun 1960 – Psycho 1991 – The Addams Family 2007 – There Will Be Blood 1997 – Titanic 2007 – Transformers 2009 – Up in the Air Row 2: 1972 – The Godfather 1981 – Friday the 13th 2002 – Jackass: The Movie 1992 – Wayne’s World 2009 – Paranormal Activity 1986 – Crocodile Dundee 1990 – The Hunt for Red October 1999 – Election Row 3: 1970 – Catch-22 1975 – Nashville 1979 – Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1968 – Rosemary’s Baby 1981 – Raiders of the Lost Ark 1984 – Beverly Hills Cop 1934 – Cleopatra 1977 – Saturday Night Fever Row 4: …

Ben Stiller as Tom Crooze (Tom Cruise’s Stunt Double) at MTV Movie Awards

Back when the MTV Movie Awards were actually watchable (yes I have turned into that guy), there was always one sketch in the night that would hit really big and be the all the talk the next day. Now thanks to the wonderfulness of the internet, if you unfortunately miss the awards and don’t know who won “Best Badass Star” or “Best Sandwich in a movie” (Yes, those are both awards that were actually given out) you can easily look them up the next day. The same goes for sketches. Anything worth watching is usually up the next day and you can avoid sitting through the nominees for “Best Scared-as-S**t Performance” (again, a real category). However back in the day you couldn’t just jump on YouTube and catch these sketches. No, you had to watch live and/or record the awards (on VHS) to be able to see the most talked about moments. One such moment that stuck in my mind for years was the time that Ben Stiller appeared in a sketch as Tom Crooze, …