Wednesday, October 19, 2011
TITLE SEQUENCE: Ikarie XB 1
Ikarie XB 1 is a fantastic Czechoslovakian science fiction film that has one hell of an interesting and thought provoking title sequence that sets up the film perfectly.
The introduction to the film features a lone and distraught man on-board a seemingly empty spaceship, while the title sequence follows the man as he wearily roams the expansive and maze like corridors to an unknown destination. As the sequence progresses, the man begins to dissipate from the frame and composition, until he finally vanishes from the frame leaving the viewer with a haunting feeling of despair and loneliness.
The movie is something of a lost gem, so I figured I'd get some shots of the title sequence up before I lambast your brain with the complete review of this wonderfully captivating film. Enjoy the stills and stay tuned for the full review.