Went to see Spider-Man last night, and during the title sequence, it got me to wondering why there is no Oscar category for title design? Think back over the years to some of the amazing accomplishments in titles: Saul Bass’ entire career, Maurice Binder’s famous James Bond titles, Dan Perri’s titles for “Star Wars,” and many others. David Fincher’s movies have incredible title sequences: “Panic Room,” “Fight Club,” and “Se7en” all boast innovative work.
Given that there are awards for Art Direction, Costume Design and Makeup, why is there no award for titles? Should there be?