Typography plays an important role in title sequences, it changes the audience opinion about the film and it also tells the audience what genre the film is. Titles can be serif fonts and cast names can be sans-serif fonts so the audience sees the difference and acknowledges one over the other. Some typography can be bold with solid colours and shapes, this can be related to a Saul Bass style design of typography. Some typography in title sequences have movement and they also have transitions such as fade on screen and fade off screen.
Catch Me If You Can (2002, Steven Spielberg) Typography Analysis
The fonts used in Catch Me If You Can is very simplistic sans serif fonts. It is bolded and has a solid colour of black and white. This suits the theme of the sequence which is created in Saul Bass style so it has Shapes and Solid colours like black and white.
Monsters, Inc. (2001, Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich) Typography Analysis
The font in Monsters, Inc. is a serif font in the colour white, the font is sharp pointed and also bold giving a monster look which suits the name and narrative of the film.
The title font is also the same but it then changes into a serif font with a bold bright blue colour and a white outline. This font again, is a Monster type of font and its also child friendly showing this is a kids/family film.
Lokking at various typography's in films has shown me that typography plays a vital role in title sequences. It immediately causes the audience to judge the film and shows them what genre the film may be or even the target audience of the film. The typography must suit the film and its genre as well as suiting the design of the title sequence.