MEN IN BLACK MAIN TITLES

 

Designer/Director Alan Munro
Producer Brian Jochum
Studio Columbia Pictures
Director Barry Sonnenfeld

Director Barry Sonnenfeld had the general idea — adventures of a flying bug — but allowed us the freedom to fill in the details. What fun. Technically the sequence is something of a hybrid. The intrepid dragonfly is an early experiment in digital creature animation, while the background is a combination of miniatures (complete with 1/12 scale traffic), matte paintings, day-for-night shooting at Vasquez Rocks, and a desert-dressed parking lot. Of all our Adventures in Main Titleland, this is the one I’m most proud of. Until the next one, of course.

By the way, the scene was originally cut to Jerry Lee Lewis’ rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” I still hear it whenever I watch.

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