…and we’re back!
It’s been a while since Popcorn Cinema has been around, but we are now back, and fully ready to take on what is preparing to be a massive award season (but more on that later in the week).
To start things slowly (so sue me for being a little bit rusty without writing for so long!) this week’s trailer bulletin is combining two of my favourite concepts, television and movies, and no it’s not a another remake of a long-missed 60s comedy (but how come I Dream of Jeannie never became a movie, the special effects now would make it amazing… must be the idea of a surburban bachelor keeping a slave I guess)
I have long argued that in recent years, the best credits sequence of tv series (and surprisingly, there are a lot of them out there that are amazing) have been from the HBO show Dexter. The close up imagery making an ordinary morning routine seem creepy and downright disturbing was a great grasp of the key themes the show has protrayed since the first episode.
However, one designer Ty Mattson decided to show how even something great can turn into something unbelievable.
Earlier he had made a series of posters for the series that had been based on the designer stylings of Saul Bass (a fantastic designer who I have earlier talked about in creating some of the best credit sequences in film), but Mattson has gone a step further, creating a credit sequence for the show entirely in this style.
The best part is instead of simply converting the images into this style, he has delved right into key sequences throughout the first series, (or throughout the entire show to be honest), and made a sequence that I think actually competes with what we have now.
While I don’t think they will be changing what they have for a while, it could be refreshing to see something like this here or there just to change it up), but for the time being enjoy this great alternative.
PS Thanks to Dark Horizons for bringing this video to light!
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