This is one of those, “Boy, if we only had some kind of TARDIS-ish time-travel device” instances.  In this case, we’d go back, splice this opening title sequence onto a master print of, say, John Carpenter’s Escape From New York, and stick around long enough see everyone’s reaction.

Sadly, there’s no TARDIS available (yet, anyhow), but we do have incredibly gifted young designers who can re-imagine and rebuild their versions of opening title designs.  Here’s Icy Easty’s rendition of the one for Escape From New York.

John Carpenter, give this kid a job.  You’ll know what to do with him.


(h/t:  The Art of the Title)