TV Show: Silicon Valley

The iconic opening titles of HBO’s Silicon Valley are a satirical masterpiece, of aesthetics and humor, carried by a deliciously 80s-meet-lo-fi-computer-glitch soundtrack (Tobacco – Stretch Your Face). A vivid tribute to SimCity, these ten seconds celebrate, in the shape of an isometric timelapse, the lives and deaths of technology startups and giants. The sequence is thus filled with innumerable geek-culture details and inside jokes; a perfect introduction to the shot, its offbeat tone, its methodically studied references.