28.01.09 by Jeff

Brazil / Title Sequence

I can’t believe I didn’t know about Art of the Title until now. It is a fantastic site chronicling film title sequences and, if you are into films at all, you will be stuck over there for awhile. I had to watch the titles from Brazil as it’s possibly my favourite film of all time (top three anyways), and when I did, I noticed something for the first time.

brazil terry gilliam art of the title intro sequence

Below is the sequence of frames that caught my eye – this perfectly illustrates the creativity present throughout the film. A man walks by a window and as he passes it the window explodes and instead of simply jump-cutting to the explosion there is a hand-painted animation of the man exploding for like 7 frames! I love stuff like this – going the extra mile to really sell the illusion in a low-budget/hand-made kinda way. Take a look:

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26.06.08 by Jeff

Rainbow War!

This was the last thing I posted right before the blogs got removed from Hypebeast.com – I don’t think many people got to see it so I wanted to post it again here. This film was created for Expo ’86 here in Vancouver and was nominated for an Academy Award. I remember having to watch this pretty much every year all the way through elementary school.
Fans of Whose Line is It Anyways might recognize Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie! This is up there with my favourite films from the 80′s – right up there with Brazil. Actually there are quite a few similarities between this film and Brazil, although Brazil never had a trojan fire hydrant in it!
Enjoy.