Anyhow, I have been meaning to pay homage to inventive title sequences for a while now, and Populaire has given me the perfect opportunity. While I do not know the actual name/s of the creator/s who put it together, the opening for the film is a thing of beauty. It drops little hints as to who the characters are and what events will transpire throughout the narrative. Unfortunately, there is no sign of it on YouTube or other video sharing sites, so I cannot post it here. In my desperation I've had to settle for screencaps—sorry. The movie streams through Netflix, though, if you have an account and wish to take a look. (You'll probably want to after I tell you that Clive Richardson's "Girl On The Calendar" plays throughout the entire sequence. So uplifting!)
|Our leading actors, one of whom portrays a cigarette smoker, the other a secretary in a small office.|
|The colourful hands are a recurring theme throughout the sequence;|
a reference to the colour-coated practice keys of a typewriter used within the film.
|Dancing, filing, and typing.|
This particular font aids in the establishment of the story's overall light-hearted feel.
|Typeface is an important theme, given that the plot centers around a typewriting competition.|
|A necklace of typebars: très cool. Note again how the colour of the font is matched with|
others in the image. There is continuity in the background, as well.
|That illustration-to-reality match cut, tho. <3|
Gif by me.
|Gif taken from The Weinstein Company.|
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