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Ladder 49

Main Title Sequence 

Touchstone Pictures

The titles for Ladder 49 are an attempt to show the class and prestige of the Baltimore Fire Department. Light and shadow drift across the face of the chrome-like typography, representing the smoke and impending danger of what it means to be a fireman. Lastly, in the film’s opening scene, the characters of the main title, Ladder 49, are engulfed in the flames of a burning building, foreshadowing what is to come of the movie’s main character.

Ladder 49 - Main Title Sequence
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