I guess that's why one of my most popular posts is about how the guys at The Morrison Studio created the title sequence to The Two Faces of January, the recent adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith thriller starring Viggo Mortenson, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaacs. While the movie was a bit of a bust, you regularly check out that post anyway, intrigued by the back story of creating those titles. By the way, The Two Faces of January is available on Amazon now; at this point I'll wait to stream it free when it comes to Netflix in February.
Since you like creative title credits and I like creative title credits —and since I just happened to have read a new story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adachi, the author of Half of a Yellow Sun today, I thought I'd share the opening title sequence from the movie based on the novel. As luck would have it, they were done by The Morrison Studio, the same title design house behind The Two Faces of January. Set during a period of civil war in 1960's Nigeria, the designers felt, for starters, it was extremely important that audiences watching the film know where in Africa, Nigeria was. I think it does that job beautifully.
Following the title sequence is the trailer for Half of a Yellow Sun starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton.
Ah, yes. Title sequences. A sexy way to start something intriguing.
Half of a Yellow Sun, Trailer