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Richard Greenberg's 9 Greatest Title Sequences in Movie History

Watch the greatest movie opening titles from the late Richard Greenberg.

Richard Alan Greenberg, the Oscar-nominated motion-graphics pioneer, and creator of title sequences for movies like "Superman" and "Alien" has died at 71. He died on June 16, 2018, in New York City. Greenberg won his Oscar nomination for his visual effects works on the 1987 film "Predator".

Greenberg earned a Bachelors degree in industrial design and an MFA in graphic design. He taught at both the University of Illinois and the Institute of Design in Chicago before creating the short film "Stop". The film won first prize at the New York Film Festival Student Competition and he got a job working with famed title designer Pablo Ferro (Dr. Strangelove, Bullitt) in New York.

In 1977, he started R/Greenberg Associates with his brother Robert and that's where his title work took off.

Superman (1978)

Alien (1979)

Altered States (1980)

Flash Gordon (1980)

In 1991, he formed Greenberg/Schluter with Bruce Schluter they designed even more memorable title sequences.

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Death Becomes Her (1992)

Independence Day (1996)

The Matrix (1999)

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

The man was truly a master and many of his works can be found in the permanent collections of museums around the world including The Art Institute of Chicago, MOMA, and The Louvre.

Happy trails Mr. Greenberg. You opened many of our favorite movies and changed our lives.

Which is your favorite title by Richard Greenberg?

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