Title sequence analysis 3

"Catch me if you can" (Stephen Spielberg, 2002) title sequence:

 The title sequence of 'Catch me if you can' is very interesting, it is entirely animated but it bears resemblance to the work of Saul Bass (1920-96) a great graphic designer in the American film industry who used simple shapes and lines to create his title sequences.

His work is predominant here as the sequence is simple in its nature and because of the use of shapes and lines it allows it to have a more flowing process and allows the sequence to flow more easily from one scene to the next, the lines themselves help us to understand the plot as well, in the sequence it shows the main protagonist running away from an inspector that is chasing him, the lines act as doorways/transitions for the hero to pass through and to change his identity so that he can escape the cop more easily.
The typography used is also relatable to the style of the title sequence, the lines that show the journey are expertly linked into the transitions and therefore effectively continue the flow of the sequence.

The soundtrack is also significant to the clip as well, throughout the soundtrack is very orchestral in its style and its volume changes as the sequence progresses, the volume becomes louder in the mid section of the clip where we think the hero is going to get caught but as the 2 characters run off into the distance the volume lowers and eventually stops.

Overall this title sequence is unique in its style but sticks to the conventions of a title sequence very effectively, it has a captivating soundtrack and fulfils its role of keeping the audience tense and fully committed o seeing the rest of the film through.

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