The good folk over at The Art of the Title site provided an elegant critique, and video clip, of the title sequence used for this Robert Wise production:
“Scholar Alfred Pockran observed that, “A crisis is the sum of intuition and blind spots, a blend of facts noted and facts ignored” in his work Culture, Crisis, and Change — this is the heart of The Andromeda Strain and its emergency. The title sequence gives us the facts, inflicting upon us a prevailing sense of dread, and we intuit, correctly, that despite the reassurances of the preface, something wholly intolerable has happened.”
Certainly one of the turbulent 70s’ uniquely colorful best. With a pulsing Gil Mellé theme, the film’s graphical displays shift across the screen as a preview to technological and biological menace coming. Attila de Lado’s titles sequence a wonder for its sci-fi imagery fans of the novel and movie viewers appreciated.
Me included. Who knows, maybe it’s enough to get you to watch the film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s first best-seller, which my duo post partner Rachel and I will review tomorrow. Be sure to check out The Art of the Titles fine post and video clip.