As I have doubtless mentioned in the past, title sequences are one of my (frighteningly numerous) obsessions. So I’m sure it will come as no surprise to my “readers” that a glancing Stranger Than Fiction encounter as I researched an upcoming Summa Short resulted in my viewing this video somewhere between 4 and 379 times.
Aside from being both funny and clever and visually inventive, it’s also an outstanding introduction to the film. Gives us a significant amount of key information in an astonishingly short period of time. And even more importantly, sets the tone for what is to follow. (What follows, incidentally, is a lot of fun. I should watch it again, just to remind myself that the film doesn’t really drop off as much from the astonishing quality of its titles as one as Title-Obsessed as myself might suspect.)