Phill Norman

Title sequences designed by Phill Norman (1935–2009).

Multiple Emmy award winning title designer Phill Norman’s career started at UPA, where he designed titles for Magoo and Dick Tracy shorts. After three years he left and worked at Pacific Title until he became a freelancer in 1965. During his career that spanned 50 years, he designed title sequences for feature films and main titles for television franchises like “Kojak,” “The Love Boat,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and “Dynasty.”

  • Phill Norman: Days of Wine and Roses (1962) title sequenceSource: the Warner Bros. blu-ray (2019)
    1962
    • title sequence
    • “The End”

    DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

    Directed by: 
    Blake Edwards
    Starring: 
    Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman, Alan Hewitt
    Studio: 
    Warner Bros.
    Country: 
    USA
     
     
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
  • Phill Norman: Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962) title sequenceSource: the Universal Studios blu-ray (2019)
    1962
    • title sequence

    MISTER MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Directed by: 
    Abe Levitow
    Starring: 
    Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano, Paul Frees
    Country: 
    USA
     
     
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
  • Phill Norman: How to Steal a Million (1966) title sequenceSource: the Twilight Time blu-ray (2017)
    1966
    • title sequence

    HOW TO STEAL A MILLION

    Directed by: 
    William Wyler
    Starring: 
    Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach, Charles Boyer
    Country: 
    USA
     
     
    Title design: 
    Cinefx/Phill Norman
  • 1966

    TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD

    Directed by: 
    Robert Day
    Starring: 
    Mike Henry, David Opatoshu, Manuel Padilla Jr., Nancy Kovack, Don Megowan
    Country: 
    USA
  • 1966

    WHAT’S UP, TIGER LILY?

    Directed by: 
    Woody Allen, Senkichi Taniguchi
    Starring: 
    Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Len Maxwell, Julie Bennett, Frank Buxton
    Country: 
    USA
  • THE HONKERS

    (1972)
    Directed by: 
    Steve Ihnat
    Starring: 
    James Coburn, Lois Nettleton, Slim Pickens, Anne Archer, Richard Anderson
    Country: 
    USA
  • Fuzz (1972) Phill Norman

    FUZZ

    (1972) [Blu-ray]
    Directed by: 
    Richard A. Colla
    Starring: 
    Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Tom Skerritt, Raquel Welch, James McEachin
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    • trailer typography
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman/Cinefx
  • Jeremiah Johnson (1972) Phill Norman

    JEREMIAH JOHNSON

    (1972)
    Directed by: 
    Sydney Pollack
    Starring: 
    Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    • closing credits
    • trailer typography
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
    Fonts used: 
    Caslon Antique
  • Man of La Mancha (1972) Phill Norman

    MAN OF LA MANCHA

    (1972)
    Directed by: 
    Arthur Hiller
    Starring: 
    Peter O’Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews, John Castle
    Country: 
    USA
    • title sequence
    Title design: 
    Westheimer Company / Phill Norman
  • The Way We Were (1973) Phill Norman

    THE WAY WE WERE

    (1973)
    Directed by: 
    Sydney Pollack
    Starring: 
    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman
    Country: 
    USA
    • title sequence
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
    Fonts used: 
    Wexford
  • Cinderella Liberty (1973) Phill Norman - title sequence

    CINDERELLA LIBERTY

    (1973)
    Directed by: 
    Mark Rydell
    Starring: 
    James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway, Eli Wallach, Burt Young
    Country: 
    USA
    • title sequence
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman & Cinefx/Acmelab
  • 99 AND 44/100% DEAD

    (1974)
    Directed by: 
    John Frankenheimer
    Starring: 
    Richard Harris, Edmond O’Brien, Bradford Dillman, Ann Turkel, Constance Ford
    Country: 
    USA
  • The Yakuza (1974) Phill Norman

    THE YAKUZA

    (1974)
    Directed by: 
    Sydney Pollack
    Starring: 
    Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman, Richard Jordan
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
  • Breakout (1975) Phill Norman - title sequence

    BREAKOUT

    (1975)
    Directed by: 
    Tom Gries
    Starring: 
    Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland, Randy Quaid, Sheree North
    Studio: 
    Columbia Pictures
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
  • CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD

    (1975)
    Directed by: 
    Charles Bail
    Starring: 
    Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, Ni Tien, Norman Fell, Albert Popwell
    Country: 
    USA
  • Three Days of the Condor (1975) Phill Norman

    THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

    (1975)
    Directed by: 
    Sydney Pollack
    Starring: 
    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    • trailer typography
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
    Fonts used: 
    Computer
  • WHIFFS

    (1975)
    Directed by: 
    Ted Post
    Starring: 
    Elliott Gould, Eddie Albert, Harry Guardino, Godfrey Cambridge, Jennifer O’Neill
    Country: 
    USA
  • Breakheart Pass (1975) movie title

    BREAKHEART PASS

    (1975)
    Directed by: 
    Tom Gries
    Starring: 
    Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland, Charles Durning
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
  • 1976

    EMBRYO

    Directed by: 
    Ralph Nelson
    Starring: 
    Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd, Roddy McDowall, Anne Schedeen
    Country: 
    USA
  • Phill Norman: Mastermind (1976) title sequenceSource: the Kino Lorber blu-ray (2018)
    1976
    • title sequence

    MASTERMIND

    Directed by: 
    Alex March
    Starring: 
    Zero Mostel, Keiko Kishi, Gawn Grainger, Bradford Dillman, Jules Munshin
    Country: 
    USA
     
     
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
    Fonts used: 
    Wedge Gothic
  • Phill Norman: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) title sequenceSource: the Twilight Time blu-ray (2018)
    1976
    • main-on-end title sequence

    HARRY AND WALTER GO TO NEW YORK

    Directed by: 
    Mark Rydell
    Starring: 
    James Caan, Michael Caine, Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton, Charles Durning
    Studio: 
    Columbia Pictures
    Country: 
    USA
     
     
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
    Fonts used: 
    Romantique No.5, Koster
  • On Golden Pond (1981)

    ON GOLDEN POND

    (1981)
    Directed by: 
    Mark Rydell
    Starring: 
    Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
    Fonts used: 
    Windsor
  • Ghost Story (1981)

    GHOST STORY

    (1981) [Blu-ray]
    Directed by: 
    John Irvin
    Starring: 
    Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Patricia Neal
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
    Fonts used: 
    Caslon Antique
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

    THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

    (1982) [Blu-ray]
    Directed by: 
    Colin Higgins
    Starring: 
    Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning, Jim Nabors
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
    Fonts used: 
    Bookman Swash
  • MAXIE

    (1985)
    Directed by: 
    Paul Aaron
    Starring: 
    Glenn Close, Mandy Patinkin, Ruth Gordon, Barnard Hughes, Valerie Curtin
    Country: 
    USA
  • Once Bitten (1985)

    ONCE BITTEN

    (1985) [Blu-ray]
    Directed by: 
    Howard Storm
    Starring: 
    Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins, Cleavon Little, Thomas Ballatore
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
    Fonts used: 
    Friz Quadrata
  • Out of Africa (1985)

    OUT OF AFRICA

    (1985) [Blu-ray]
    Directed by: 
    Sydney Pollack
    Starring: 
    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen, Malick Bowens
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    Title design: 
    Phill Norman
  • JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING

    (1986)
    Directed by: 
    Richard Pryor
    Starring: 
    Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Art Evans, Fay Hauser, Barbara Williams
    Country: 
    USA
    • Hoosiers (1986)

      HOOSIERS

      (1986)
      Directed by: 
      David Anspaugh
      Starring: 
      Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons
      Country: 
      UK, USA
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
      Fonts used: 
      City
    • OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE

      (1987)
      Directed by: 
      Arthur Hiller
      Starring: 
      Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky, John Schuck
      Country: 
      USA
    • BURGLAR

      (1987)
      Directed by: 
      Hugh Wilson
      Starring: 
      Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, G.W. Bailey, Lesley Ann Warren, John Goodman
      Country: 
      USA
    • Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

      ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING

      (1987) [Blu-ray]
      Directed by: 
      Chris Columbus
      Starring: 
      Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
    • Best Seller (1987) Blu-ray movie title

      BEST SELLER

      (1987) [Blu-ray]
      Directed by: 
      John Flynn
      Starring: 
      James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson, Paul Shenar
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
      Fonts used: 
      City
    • SHOOT TO KILL

      (1988)
      Directed by: 
      Roger Spottiswoode
      Starring: 
      Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley, Clancy Brown, Richard Masur
      Country: 
      USA
    • THE NIGHT BEFORE

      (1988)
      Directed by: 
      Thom Eberhardt
      Starring: 
      Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin, Theresa Saldana, Trinidad Silva, Suzanne Snyder
      Country: 
      USA
    • Monkey Shines (1988) Phill Norman

      MONKEY SHINES

      (1988) [Blu-ray]
      Directed by: 
      George A. Romero
      Starring: 
      Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Stanley Tucci
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
    • Turner & Hooch (1989) Phill Norman

      TURNER & HOOCH

      (1989) [Blu-ray]
      Directed by: 
      Roger Spottiswoode
      Starring: 
      Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson, Scott Paulin
      Country: 
      USA
      • title sequence
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
      Fonts used: 
      Gill Sans & Bauhaus
    • HIDER IN THE HOUSE

      (1989)
      Directed by: 
      Matthew Patrick
      Starring: 
      Gary Busey, Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean, Kurt Christopher Kinder, Candace Hutson
      Country: 
      USA
    • Havana (1990) Phill Norman - title sequence

      HAVANA

      (1990)
      Directed by: 
      Sydney Pollack
      Starring: 
      Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian, Mark Rydell
      Country: 
      USA
      • title sequence
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
      Fonts used: 
      Plaza
    • Hot Shots! (1991)

      HOT SHOTS!

      (1991) [Blu-ray]
      Directed by: 
      Jim Abrahams
      Starring: 
      Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Kevin Dunn
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
      Fonts used: 
      Machine
    • Little Man Tate (1991)

      LITTLE MAN TATE

      (1991) [Blu-ray]
      Directed by: 
      Jodie Foster
      Starring: 
      Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Harry Connick Jr., David Pierce, Debi Mazar
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
    • Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

      HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX

      (1993) [Blu-ray]
      Directed by: 
      Jim Abrahams
      Starring: 
      Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Rowan Atkinson
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
      Fonts used: 
      Aachen
    • AIRBORNE

      (1993)
      Directed by: 
      Rob Bowman
      Starring: 
      Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell, Chris Conrad, Jack Black
      Country: 
      USA
    • HOUSE PARTY 3

      (1994)
      Directed by: 
      Eric Meza
      Starring: 
      Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, David Edwards, Angela Means, Tisha Campbell-Martin
      Country: 
      USA
    • INTERSECTION

      (1994)
      Directed by: 
      Mark Rydell
      Starring: 
      Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich, Martin Landau, David Selby
      Country: 
      USA
    • The Mask (1994) Phill Norman

      THE MASK

      (1994) [Blu-ray]
      Directed by: 
      Chuck Russell
      Starring: 
      Jim Carrey, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, Cameron Diaz
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
      Fonts used: 
      Kabel, Newport
    • NELL

      (1994)
      Directed by: 
      Michael Apted
      Starring: 
      Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini, Nick Searcy
      Country: 
      USA
    • HOUSEGUEST

      (1995)
      Directed by: 
      Randall Miller
      Starring: 
      Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Kim Greist, Kim Murphy, Chauncey Leopardi
      Country: 
      USA
    • THE SURGEON

      (1995)
      Directed by: 
      Carl Schenkel
      Starring: 
      Isabel Glasser, James Remar, Sean Haberle, Peter Boyle, Malcolm McDowell
      Country: 
      USA
    • HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

      (1995)
      Directed by: 
      Jodie Foster
      Starring: 
      Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott
      Country: 
      USA
    • Sabrina (1995) Phill Norman

      SABRINA

      (1995)
      Directed by: 
      Sydney Pollack
      Starring: 
      Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, John Wood
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
    • EXTREME MEASURES

      (1996)
      Directed by: 
      Michael Apted
      Starring: 
      Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse, Bill Nunn
      Country: 
      USA
    • SLEEPING TOGETHER

      (1997)
      Directed by: 
      Hugh Bush
      Starring: 
      Cameron Bancroft, Caprice Benedetti, Manny Perez, Amber Smith, Debra Wilson
      Country: 
      USA
    • SOUR GRAPES

      (1998)
      Directed by: 
      Larry David
      Starring: 
      Jack Burns, Viola Harris, Scott Erik, Michael Resnick, Steven Weber
      Country: 
      USA
    • DEEP IMPACT

      (1998)
      Directed by: 
      Mimi Leder
      Starring: 
      Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman
      Country: 
      USA
    • MAFIA!

      (1999)
      Directed by: 
      Sydney Pollack
      Starring: 
      Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles S. Dutton, Bonnie Hunt, Dennis Haysbert
      Country: 
      USA
    • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) Phill Norman

      STAR TREK: INSURRECTION

      (1998)
      Directed by: 
      Jonathan Frakes
      Starring: 
      Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman
      Fonts used: 
      Friz Quadrata, Univers
    • Random Hearts (1999) Phill Norman

      RANDOM HEARTS

      (1999) [Blu-ray]
      Directed by: 
      Sydney Pollack
      Starring: 
      Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sydney Pollack, Richard Jenkins
      Country: 
      USA
      • opening credits
      Title design: 
      Phill Norman