Stephen Sommers / Universal Pictures
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In 1999, Kyle Cooper directed the main and end titles for Stephen Sommer’s The Mummy, a film that tells the story of how a lowly archaeologist stumbled upon one of the biggest secrets of Egyptian history, and how he must then fight it to save humanity. The main title features the words ‘The Mummy’, spelled out in 3D font, covered in the bandages of an egyptian mummy. Suddenly, the wind blows, forcing the bandages to unwind thus revealing the font to have a dark yellow color, similar to the dried skin of a preserved corpse. The end credits feature cast, crew, and production credits at first as hieroglyphs, that then reformulate into a legible english, as the camera pans over the walls of an ancient tomb. Finally, with the end crawl, credits appear in a curved, vertical format as they slowly make their way from the bottom to the top of the frame. Hieroglyphic symbols are seen on the side, or else attached on to the words.