Fan-made opening credits for The Dark Knight Rises


As part of an assignment at a Turkish university, Doğan Can Gündoğdu and Günışığı Cihangir recently put together their own opening titles sequence for The Dark Knight Rises. It’s reminiscent of Kyle Cooper’s opening titles for Se7en, and even has the feel of Blur Studio’s titles for The Girl with a Dragoon Tattoo. It’s not at the same level of execution as Cooper or Blur Studio (let alone Saul Bass, Maurice Binder, or Pablo Ferro), but it’s not bad for what it is.

The main issue is that it just doesn’t mesh with the visual or sonic aesthetic of the Christopher Nolan Batman movies: those have no opening credits, they’re not reliant on quick or flashy editing, and Hans Zimmer’s score is more BRUUUM and BWAAAM than Massive Attack’s thump and thwap. If David Fincher was doing Batman, maybe yeah; or if someone did a Gotham City-related police procedural/CSI thing à la Gotham Central, perhaps sure.

On that note, I need to put together a full run of Gotham Central one of these days. To the long boxes, old chum.

[Via io9]

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