4th of July Music Break: Captain America End Title Sequence

Happy Fourth of July to my American friends!

Hope you get today’s off from work and get to spend sometime celebratin’ Independence Day. Do you watch certain movies for the Fourth? Something with a patriotic theme perhaps? Well, instead of featuring one of those movies like I did last year, I figure why not do a music break instead?

The one thing that immediately spring to mind is this awesome retro end-credits war-propaganda sequence for Captain America. One certainly doesn’t get more patriotic than that guy, right? I mean his entire outfit is the American flag! 😀

The rousing, old-school music by Alan Silvestri fits perfectly for the tone of this film. It’s brimming with enthusiasm, valor and everything Steve Rogers stood for and aspire to be. It’s also one of those iconic theme you can easily hum to and almost adds a certain spring in your step as you hum it, too.

That end credits sequence is certainly one of the best I’ve ever seen and it was such a wonderful complement to the movie. The Art of the Title did a feature of it and interviewed the creative director, Steve Viola, from Method Design (formerly Rock!it Studio) hired by Marvel. He mentioned that director Joe Johnston, who began his career as a concept designer and art director himself, was heavily involved in the process. Even producer Kevin Feige was involved in selecting the war propaganda posters to use in the sequence.

Hope you enjoy the music and video! Now tell me, what’s YOUR favorite movie opening/end credits sequence?

16 thoughts on “4th of July Music Break: Captain America End Title Sequence

  1. What a perfect choice for today doll! Of course with my craze for anything retro, I loved the whole look of CAPTAIN AMERICA. I hadn’t seen that at Art of the Title…thanks 🙂

    One of my favorite opening credits is MY MAN GODFREY…not too fancy but the type is so lovely http://youtu.be/gOkIru_OvC4

    1. Thanks Paula. I do love retro stuff as well and they did a great job w/ this one. I guess it helps that the director used to be an art director.

      Oh thanks for sharing the My Man Godfrey! That is cool, I love the clever use of typography in title sequences.

  2. Ted S.

    That’s pretty cool ending credits but I thought the music itself was forgettable. Somehow none of the Marvel superhero flicks have memorable themes, I do like Thor’s theme quite a bit though, let’s hope Patrick Doyle is coming back to score the sequel. Usually when a new director takes over a franchise, he/she would bring in their own team.

    I thought the opening credits of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was pretty awesome, it has that James Bond look to it. Check it out here if you haven’t seen it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVLJkIZvFlo

    1. Oh I do hope Patrick Doyle does the Thor sequel. I love his work, he’s certainly one of my favorite composers. I LOVE his work in Brave as well.

      Oh yeah, that ‘Dragon Tattoo’ opening credits is cool. Interesting that it also has Bond actor Daniel Craig in it 😀

      1. Ted S.

        Yeah that’s why I think the producers of the Bond flick should really consider Fincher as their director for the next Bond flick, I mean he’s already worked with James Bond and this title opening is like a James Bond opening sequence.

        1. Well let’s hope that happens, Ted, though Craig probably only has 2 more Bond movies after Skyfall right? I think I’d like to see a new Bond in 3-4 yrs though.

    1. It’s nice and mellow, matey. It’s way too hot to be outside (over 100 degrees the past few days) so we just stayed indoor most of the day.

  3. This sequence was awesome. I really liked Captain America. Another sequence that springs to mind is the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Awesome.

    As for end credits I like ones like Never Been Kissed where you get photos of the cast and crew. In this case, they were pics from them when they were at school.

    I think Knocked Up had something similar but from a parenting perspective. Cute.

    1. Glad to hear you love Capt. America too. Yeah, Ted gave a link to that Dragon Tattoo sequence, very cool indeed!

      I should try to find the Never Been Kissed one, sounds delightful!

  4. Nice post, Ruth! Happy (belated) Independence Day! I love the closing credits. About opening credits, the last ones I loved were the ones in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Tintin.

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