"You know what they say about first impressions...
Title sequences can be engaging or wildly entertaining, funny, exhilarating, or simply drop dead beautiful. They can be oozing with visual poetry and sophisticated imagery while others hit you hard with their bold and audacious stylistic gestures. And let's face it, everybody loves a good title sequence.
The very best title sequences not only succeed in putting the audience in the right mood for the movie, they transcend their proper function and venture off into the realm of something far deeper and far greater. They are the signifiers of contemporary pop culture and an art form in their own right. Just look at the impact of, for example, Kyle Cooper's title sequence for Se7en that has left an indelible mark, not just on film and motion design, but on contemporary visual culture as a whole.
Forget the Film, Watch the Titles launched in 2006 and was the world's first online resource dedicated to film title design."