Panic Room is a 2002 thriller film directed by David Fincher, and starring Jodie Foster and Forest Whitaker. It also stars Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakam, and Kristen Stewart. The film tells a story of a mother and a daughter hiding in a panic room during an invasion by three armed robbers who aimed at millions of dollars stored in the house. The tale expresses strong moral themes.
Title design company: Picture Mill
The sequence: Giant, 3-D credits hover ominously over New York City. The letters achieve a sense of menace because of their scale and the uncanny natural appearance of the type, which somehow manages to look as if it actually belongs within the skyline’s achitecture.
The process: According to Lebeda, director David Fincher “had a vague notion he wanted to be outside.” Much of the film itself takes place in a tiny space. The vastness of the skyline and the enormity of the type conspire to set up spatial discomfort. An inspired transition for a movie that includes a mother and daughter’s desperate, claustrophobic fight with home invaders.