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Det sjunde inseglet (1957) opening titles

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 23rd, 2022. Artwork published in .
Det sjunde inseglet (1957) opening titles 1
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Florida in use for the titles of Det sjunde inseglet, or The Seventh Seal from 1957, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, and Nils Poppe.

Christian Annyas of the Movie Title Stills Collection created a page dedicated to the title sequences of Ingmar Bergman’s films, because he was interested in finding out how often Florida was used for films by the Swedish director.

Between 1957 and 1968 Bergman directed twelve feature films. Ten have a title sequence featuring [Florida], the first being Det sjunde inseglet / The Seventh Seal (1957), the last Vargtimmen / Hour of the Wolf (1968).

The Persona (1966) title sequence [see also the post on Fonts In Use] is the only with black text on a white background, all others white on a black background.

In the screenshots shown in this post, the titles are oddly off-center. Note that the images shown by Christian, sourced from Criterion Collection’s blu-ray edition (2018), show centered titles. Also, the title there reads “Det sjunde inseglet”, with the article.

Det sjunde inseglet (1957) opening titles 2
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