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Old 09-17-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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Music & Lyrics - funniest thing ive ever seen, thats exactly how 80's video clips were! Sooo funny
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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I liked the starting of many movies.
"Contact" with Jodie Foster was good.
"Ladder 49" was a little confusing but once the movie got going, it explained itself. A very touching movie.
"Sweet Homa Alabama" is self explanitory, and Ive watched it about 100 times now.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Henderson, Nevada
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I think the opening of "Bram Stokers Dracula" is amazing.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:40 PM
 
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Pulp Fiction - Every Mother-F&^%ing Last one of you! restaurant scene
Touch of Evil - pure genius at work. A three minute single shot that follows everything.
2001:ASO - Thus Spake Zarathustra!
The Trinity opening scene in Matrix
The Raiders of the Lost Ark opener
The opening of Star Wars when the Leia's smaller ship gets overtaken by Vader's
SPR - Omaha Beach scene (actually the only part of SPR I think is that good)
Casino Royale - the construction scene
LOTR: Two Towers - Gandalf vs The Balrog OMFG
X-Men 2 - Nightcrawler attacks the Whitehouse
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:46 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I think we just discussed this recently, but it is always enjoyable.
Great choices, Dire. I'll never forget the first time I saw Star Wars in the theater. And Power Surge, the opening scene to Contact is incredible.

With SPR, as I am sure you are aware, technically the opening is the pallid flag-waving cemetery scene. The movie is chock-full of cliches but I still appreciate it.

Some of my favorite openings:

Daniel Day-Lewis, in buckskins with long hair flowing, long rifle at the ready, chasing the deer hunt down the mountainside in Last of the Mohicans.

The random black bowler hat blowing along in Miller's Crossing.
(The movie ends the same way.)

Amelie had a clever opening sequence with the credits (it took me a minute to figure it out, but you'd see her doing something which reflected what the credit was about.) That movie had a lot of special touches.

We could probably a have an entire thread just on opening credits; I loved the retro credits of Catch Me If You Can. And I liked Napoleon Dynamite's credits better than the movie.

One of my absolute favorite openings is in Dazed and Confused:Aerosmith's Sweet Emotion plays as we view the high school parking lot and Pickford's slowly moving vehicle.

And how about the drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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Four Weddings and a Funeral, with everyone dropping the F bomb. Hilarious.

Also, the wedding in The Godfather. I always wanted a wedding like that!

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Daniel Day-Lewis, in buckskins with long hair flowing, long rifle at the ready, chasing the deer hunt down the mountainside in Last of the Mohicans.
Ummmm ... yeah .... Dammit, where's my fan ...
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:48 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I love the beginning of "The Shining"...the musical score as they are driving through the CO. mountains...omg..you just KNOW something bad's gonna happen.

Loved the beginning of "Borat" too...laughed til I cried..LOL
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: AZ
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The best opening ever? If youve never seen this movie, the beginning is, IMO of course, the most beautiful beginning to any movie ever made: Gods and Generals. Its sad and mesmerizing at the same time. GREAT stuff!
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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Thumbs up Long, long time ago, in a Galaxy far far away...

...does it get any better than "Star Wars" orig movie opening?

Supposedly (by poll) the 2nd most popular opening was in
"Jaws". I have many favs, could we do a top 5 or 10? perhaps


Classic AMC movie: "Sunset Blvd" with the floating body in the pool, narrator (corpse) telling how he got there.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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Thumbs up Most Dramatic, Poignant? best music too?

Okay, I forgot about "Apocalypse Now" with Martin Sheen narrating the insightful, thoughtful prologue, not to mention "The Doors" music of that era, all the other great music to go with the killing fields of Vietnam.


YouTube - APOCALYPSE NOW!
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