You know the opening credits for Mad Men? The iconic design, the falling, the smoking silhouette? Animator Paul Rogers decided to take the credits in a different direction, a more brassy, jazzy direction:
It’s more of a Saul Bass-ian take, a bow to the vintage late-50’s animated credit style. (And you’ll have to excuse the misspelling, too — sorry, Vinnie) Whatever you think of the result, though, you can’t imagine it replacing the real credits. It’s also a good example of how the credit sequence plays a role in the perception of a show. Credit sequences (which, for shows like network sitcoms, have all but disappeared) can really set the tone for a series. What credit sequences and themes have been your favorites? And which just turned you off from a show all by themselves?