Daniel Kleinman explains how the title design process comes together
Kleinman was first welcomed into the Bond family when he designed the titles of Brosnan's debut 007 film, "GoldenEye", and he did so for five consecutive Bond films before Marc Forster brought design studio MK12 into the hot seat for "Quantum of Solace". But, on Bond's 50th anniversary and the release of "Skyfall", Kleinman returned to design the gritty, haunting and iconographic title sequence.
"Usually, Iím about halfway through before I hear at least a fairly finished version of the song. At that point, I usually have to maybe change a few things and swap things around to make it work. Thereís a slightly hair-raising moment when I have to put the final mix of the song against the image that Iíve created and hope that they all work together. They seemed to work reasonably okay this time, so it was good."
"I knew from the beginning, from the script, that it starts with Bond being shot and falling into the water. That was my kick-off point to come up with the ideas for the sequence. It felt kind of appropriate that a lot of it seemed to be a sequence where you feel heís in some sort of underworld, or perhaps his life is flashing in front of his eyes as he thinks heís going to die."
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