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Artful Openings: Dickinson


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times when I came across the website called Art of the Title, which shares and discusses the title/credit sequences from films and television.

Best of times because it is an astonishing source of creative art and inspiration.

Worst of times because of, well, time. I could sit at my computer all day losing myself in the site's filmic snippets and the context site founder Lola Landekic provides for them.


The image in this post is a glimpse of the titling of AppleTV's 2019 series Dickinson. Juxtaposing lines from Dickinson's work with a changing array of vintage images, the sequence is an absolute marvel: a tiny film in itself and proof that historical images and contemporary aesthetics can be seamlessly combined. Click here to play the sequence and read some background on it.


But if you find yourself ignoring your laundry, spouse, or work in progress because you wander from Dickinson to some other titling gem, don't say I didn't warn you.

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