The Art of a Film's Title Sequence
If there were an award for the most artistic title sequence in a movie--and there ought to be, that being where a film makes its first impression--I'd be pulling for the opening of Catch Me if You Can.
It's a perfect little sequence that is simple yet continues to suprise as it goes on. It captures the feel of the movie, preparing us for the film, with an elegant set of bold strokes and colors. The action combines with the list of names quite artistically. This bit of an intro meets all the highest ends of the opening title.
Other favorites (from the past) include the highly artistic title intro to Monster's Inc., which was a fabulous movie all around, and the idea tat's so-creative-you-have-to-wonder-why-you-haven't-seen-it-before that opens Mel Gibson's Conspiracy Theory