Okay okay its not a film, but I am obsessing with Netflix Original Stranger Things this week. I am currently 4 episodes in of the 7 episode series and lets be honest will probably be finished by the end of the week.
One of the things I love the most about the show is its amazing opening titles. The show is set in the 1980's and the titles really help to take you there. The music, the neon lights, everything!
Just give it a watch, it has a solid soundtrack too.
The initial call was them talking to us about some of the film titles that they liked. They referenced Richard Greenberg and all the greats that he’d created — The Goonies, Altered States, Alien, The Untouchables, The Dead Zone, just to name a few. That was great to hear because we understood where they were coming from. That was really refreshing — and pretty surprising — that these creators knew so much about title design. After that call they sent over some book covers that they liked, from books that they’d either read or seen as children. Most of them were by Stephen King, so we knew they were looking for something that felt ’80s and tapped into this nostalgia by using that typography.