Rank the title sequences designers

LicencedToKilt69007LicencedToKilt69007 Belgium, Wallonia
edited July 2013 in Bond Movies Posts: 523
Maurice is the one who did the most but I personally prefer Daniel Kleinman's job. Particularly CR and Skyfall.

1) Daniel Kleinman (since GoldenEye, except QOS)
2) Maurice Binder (Dr. No, from TB until LTK)
3) Robert Brownjohn (FRWL, Goldfinger)
4) MK12 (QOS)



What about yours, fans ?
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  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited July 2013 Posts: 16,330
    I think that I would probably agree with your list, although Maurice Binder was the originator of it all, Daniel Klienman is great - very symbolic in CR and especially SF. That's just how I like my titles sequences to be in a James Bond film.
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
    edited July 2013 Posts: 987
    1) Daniel Kleinman
    2) Robert Brownjohn
    3) Maurice Binder
    4) MK12

    I think Maurice Binder did produce some excellent work with films such as TB, OHMSS and TSWLM, but I don't think he was consistently good, and I personally believe that it was the titles of FRWL and GF by Robert Brownjohn that really set the tone and style of the future Bond titles rather than Binder's work on DN.
  • Posts: 1,314
    Binder quickly became repetitive in the 70s
    I think kleinman is best, goldeneye and CR getting honourable mentions.

    Mk12 are a fantastic design agency. I was hugely disappointed with their work.
  • AgentJamesBond007AgentJamesBond007 Vesper’s grave
    Posts: 2,619
    1. Maurice Binder
    2. Daniel Kleinman
    3. Robert Brownjohn
    4. MK12
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 5,080
    1. Maurice Binder
    2. Robert Brownjohn
    3. Daniel Kleinman
    4. MK12
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,184
    1. Daniel Kleinman
    2. MK12
    3. Maurice Binder
    4. Robert Brownjohn
  • Posts: 61
    Binder and Kleinman tied for first. Binder had a massive impact on design of opening titles in his time and Kleinman has carried on his tradition really well - especially with CR and Skyfall. Brownjohn is second and his two pieces of work stand up extremely well to Binder. MK12.....tried too hard and missed!
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
    Posts: 12,440
    1. Maurice Binder (I love his work)
    2. Daniel Kleinman (fantastic and appropriate)
    3. Robert Brownjohn
    4. MK12
  • Posts: 5,634
    I never did take to Binders designs, and dare I say it, one or two are quite horrendous. No, that's too strong a word. "Questionable" would be better. But then again, there were one or two impressive efforts under his name

    Therefore -

    #1 Daniel Kleinman
    #2 MK12
    #3 Maurice Binder
    #4 Bob Brownjohn
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 16,330
    Robert Brownjohn was probably the most fascinating character out of them all - his two were also very iconic in nature.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    I never did take to Binders designs, and dare I say it, one or two are quite horrendous. No, that's too strong a word. "Questionable" would be better. But then again, there were one or two impressive efforts under his name

    Therefore -

    #1 Daniel Kleinman
    #2 MK12
    #3 Maurice Binder
    #4 Bob Brownjohn

    MK12 in second place?

    That's ridiculous by any criteria even including the hoary old chestnut of 'everyone's entitled to their opinion.'
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 16,330
    I never did take to Binders designs, and dare I say it, one or two are quite horrendous. No, that's too strong a word. "Questionable" would be better. But then again, there were one or two impressive efforts under his name

    Therefore -

    #1 Daniel Kleinman
    #2 MK12
    #3 Maurice Binder
    #4 Bob Brownjohn

    MK12 in second place?

    That's ridiculous by any criteria even including the hoary old chestnut of 'everyone's entitled to their opinion.'

    I'm glad we have you here as our Supreme Judge, Ice!
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    Posts: 9,117
    Dragonpol wrote:
    I never did take to Binders designs, and dare I say it, one or two are quite horrendous. No, that's too strong a word. "Questionable" would be better. But then again, there were one or two impressive efforts under his name

    Therefore -

    #1 Daniel Kleinman
    #2 MK12
    #3 Maurice Binder
    #4 Bob Brownjohn

    MK12 in second place?

    That's ridiculous by any criteria even including the hoary old chestnut of 'everyone's entitled to their opinion.'

    I'm glad we have you here as our Supreme Judge, Ice!

    Just stating the bleeding obvious if no one else is going to.
  • Posts: 6,396
    Wow! MK12 above Binder? I never thought I'd ever hear anyone say that. GF by Dame Shirley doesn't feature well in his list either where as Sheryl Crow is top of the tree.

    I have to hand it to you @Baltimore_007 that certainly is going to be cause for a lot of debate on here. Should spice things up a little!
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    Posts: 9,117
    I have to hand it to you @Baltimore_007 that certainly is going to be cause for a lot of debate on here. Should spice things up a little!

    That's certainly an interesting way of phrasing it.
  • Posts: 479
    1.Maurice Binder
    2.Daniel Kleinman
    3.Robert Brownjohn





    4.MK12
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 16,330
    Dragonpol wrote:
    I never did take to Binders designs, and dare I say it, one or two are quite horrendous. No, that's too strong a word. "Questionable" would be better. But then again, there were one or two impressive efforts under his name

    Therefore -

    #1 Daniel Kleinman
    #2 MK12
    #3 Maurice Binder
    #4 Bob Brownjohn

    MK12 in second place?

    That's ridiculous by any criteria even including the hoary old chestnut of 'everyone's entitled to their opinion.'

    I'm glad we have you here as our Supreme Judge, Ice!

    Just stating the bleeding obvious if no one else is going to.

    Well we can always be assured of straight-talking and common sense while the Wizard is around. A legend in his own lifetime!
  • edited August 2013 Posts: 3,494
    1. Binder
    2. Kleinman (he's going to beat Binder one day if he is given the time to keep churning out titles like SF, CR, and DAD)
    3. Brownjohn
    4. MK12

    @Willy and @Wiz- nothing Baltimore says shocks me after he pronounced MR a far better film than Goldfinger on the originals thread. I about choked on my lunch with that one. Although I feel he makes a good point about Binder getting a bit repetitive, something Kleinman has thus far managed to avoid.

  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited August 2013 Posts: 16,330
    I think Robert Brownjohn deserves a lot more credit as an early Bond titles designer and was a very interesting character too, I believe.
  • Posts: 6,396
    1. Binder
    2. Kleinman - mainly for GE and SF
    3. Brownjohn
    4. MK12

    Apart from Baltimore_007, is there anyone else who is mad enough to rate MK12 above Binder? ;-)
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 16,330
    1. Binder
    2. Kleinman - mainly for GE and SF
    3. Brownjohn
    4. MK12

    Apart from Baltimore_007, is there anyone else who is mad enough to rate MK12 above Binder? ;-)

    I'd certainly doubt it this side of the Moon. MK12 were rather generic. I think they did the video too, perhaps.
  • Binder all the way. Remember he had to improvise and use neat little tricks. He didn't have it easy with the likes of CGI.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    Posts: 9,117
    1. Binder
    2. Kleinman - mainly for GE and SF
    3. Brownjohn
    4. MK12

    Apart from Baltimore_007, is there anyone else who is mad enough to rate MK12 above Binder? ;-)

    Doubtful seeing as there are only half a dozen people on the planet who would rate MK12 above a child with attention deficit disorder and a handful of crayons - and thankfully they are all safely locked away in Broadmoor.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 16,330
    1. Binder
    2. Kleinman - mainly for GE and SF
    3. Brownjohn
    4. MK12

    Apart from Baltimore_007, is there anyone else who is mad enough to rate MK12 above Binder? ;-)

    Doubtful seeing as there are only half a dozen people on the planet who would rate MK12 above a child with attention deficit disorder and a handful of crayons - and thankfully they are all safely locked away in Broadmoor.

    You are hilarious when you want to be, Ice.
  • Posts: 2,391
    1: Binder = Kleinman

    Binder is overall the best title designer, however he did too many of them and it got stale by the end of his run. Kleinman, though great, is inferior to Binder, except for Casino Royale, which is the best title sequence of the entire series in my books, so when everything is balanced out they're about equal for me.

    2: Brownjohn

    Great concept. Though it fell a bit flat with FRWL, as it's near impossible to read half the credits. Did a fantastic job with Goldfinger, though, and I'd argue GF has a better title sequence than half of Binder's and all of Kleinman's apart from CR.

    3: A five year old girl with no hands making a Bond title sequence in Flash using only images from My Little Pony and a Justin Bieber song as the theme.

    4: MK12

    No.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 3,204
    001) Maurice Binder
    002) Daniel Kleinman
    003) Robert Brownjohn
    004) MK12
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,184
    I thought MK12's title sequence was great. It looks just as fantastical as Kleinman's efforts.
  • Ranking the main title designers is probably one of the easier things to do on this forum. Maurice Binder and Robert Brownjohn easily rank #1 and #2 on my list. They were the pioneers in their field and their contributions should be respected for that very reason.

    Binder was a creative genius much like Ken Adam was in his field as a production designer. Although Binder was not the sole creative influence on FRWL or Goldfinger, he did print the titles. Binder himself has said: "Although some of my work is on them (FRWL & Goldfinger) I don't take credit for those two pictures." Robert Brownjohn is credited as the titles designer for both films. The visual images that those two men created linger in one's memory long after we have left the cinema, which...I think, is a testament to their individual greatness.

    Binder's work also stretches far beyond the Bond films. The work he did on 1974s GOLD, which starred Roger Moore, is a favorite of mine. I also particularly liked the titles he did for FATHOM, which had the beautiful Raquel Welch gleefully showing the viewer how to properly fold a parachute in less than three minutes...all the time dressed rather scant idly for our enjoyment.

    Daniel Kleinman has done some marvelous work and it will be interesting to see if he can keep up the high level of excellence that he has so far exhibited.

    MK12 with only one title design to their credit sits in the #4 position as one would expect.

    1.) Maurice Binder
    2.) Robert Brownjohn
    3.) Daniel Kleinman
    4.) MK12

    Cheers!
    :)>-
  • Posts: 135
    1.) Daniel Kleinman
    2.) MK12

    Don't care for any of the others.
  • edited August 2013 Posts: 6,396
    Richardo wrote:
    1.) Daniel Kleinman
    2.) MK12

    Don't care for any of the others.

    Says it all really. To dismiss Binder and Brownjohn entirely shows childish petulance. You may not like their work, which I don't have an issue with personally. We all have our preferences, but to not even recognise them for the contributions they made to the series, is pretty poor.
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