We watch a lot of vintage and foreign films. We even watch a lot of vintage foreign films. One thing that always grabs my attention is a well-done set of opening titles. It doesn't have to be fancy animation, or glaring colors; rather, something oddly evocative, providing a clue of the film to come -- so of its time but apart from it. In many cases, a film's only redeeming quality is its opening titles.
You will find here a personal collection of movie opening titles put together by some guy who watches a lot of movies. Included are lots of movies I have seen -- including the best movie of all time (pictured).
A single image does not capture the true style of the opening credits -- which are names washed away by waves lapping against the shore. Pretty cool. You can see all the opening title sequence below: