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Hi,

I am a graphic design student and have just started writing a thesis for my Bachelor Degree, about film title design and its relationship to film, and about the effects of the title design on the audience and their perception of a film. I was just wondering if anyone hade any tips on authors or books on this subject? Or maybe you have any other suggestions as to where I might find valuable information?

Thanks,

Lisa

ps. hope I have posted this in the right place - I'm new here, so sorry if not.

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Have you come across both The Art of the Title and Forget the Film, Watch the Titles?

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I was about to say The Art of the Title but auricfuzz already mention it...
I also recomend Saul Bass on Titles: Documentary . The site as also lots of info about titles...

António

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...and also:

A History of Movie Posters
The Art of the Poster
30 amazing vintage movie posters
http://Quick Cuts, Coarse Letters, Multiple Screens, this last one very interesting about film title design and its relationship to film.

António

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Yves Peters writes quite frequently about film graphics, poster and title sequences on the fontfeed.com

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Thanks a lot everyone! I have visited some of the sites mentioned, but some are completely new to me (there seems to be many interesting articles on typotheque.com for example. And I didn't know about the Saul Bass documentary, I have to check that out). Thanks again, and if you happen to come up with any more tips and advices I would gladly take them.

Lisa

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The FontFeed blog (by FontShop) has a weekly roundup called ScreenFonts, disecting the typography and overall design of posters of newly released movies:

http://fontfeed.com/archives/tag/movie-posters/