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Old 02-29-2008, 04:05 AM
 
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Gladiator--snowflakes are falling, all is quiet, the men are instructed by Maximus:
"At my signal, unleash hell!
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Default Repo Man (1984)

Iggy Pop's "Repo Man" theme while an electronic map screen traces a blip west across New Mexico roads. The action begins as a motorcycle cop pulls over a 1964 Chevy Malibu...

Motorcycle Cop: Whatcha got in the trunk?
J. Frank Parnell: Oh... You don't wanna look in there.
Motorcycle Cop: Gimme the keys.



Repo Man (1984)
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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Well, if we talk about Pulp, then what about the Madonna/tipping riffs in Dogs?
I thought about that just as I was posting about Pulp. Of course the table scene in Dogs is excellent - some of the best dialogue that I've ever seen onscreen.
But I didn't post that because Pulp still wins for me because it is such a visceral experience. Truly shows the power of basic filmmaking.
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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Have you all forgotten the opening credits to Monty Python and the Holy Grail?


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Old 03-03-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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"Lord of War" has a pretty amazing intro. You are a bullet going through the factory being made, inspected, etc. It's set to "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield which is quite an upbeat sounding song. Basically you go through all the processes of being made and then are put into a crate in the factory. Then the crate is opened up and you're at a port. The contents are inspected briefly and then sealed again. Then the crate is opened up a second time and you're somewhere in Africa. You are thrown onto the floor with all the other bullets then picked up and loaded into an AK-47 (you can hear gunshots in the background). Then then gun you are in begins to fire (still to the tune of "For What It's Worth") and all of a sudden you fly out of the barrel and straight into someone's head, with it going into extreme slow-mo just before the moment of impact so you can look deep into their eyes. The second you hit the screen goes black and the music cuts out and you are given a few seconds of black to regain your composure until the rest of the movie begins.

For those of you who haven't seen the film and can't be bothered to watch the whole thing you can see the intro by clicking on the link below.


YouTube - Lord of War - The life of a bullet

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Old 03-07-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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Anyone seen and like the intro to Gods and Generals? Im a HUGE fan of the intro, I think its a masterpiece, no other word for it. Its touching, beautiful, captivating, sorrowful, etc. It shows the flags of states and units that fought in the Civil War, set to Mary Fahl's song "Going Home". Beautiful!!!!!


YouTube - gods and generals

Whats your favorite movie intro?
That IS a moving piece of work. The personalities of all the different hopeful regiments, expressed in the designs of their flags. I've never seen it, even though some of it was shot in my adopted home town of Lexington VA and people I know were extras in it. Robert Duvall as sainted Gen'l Lee, hmmm.
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:49 AM
 
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The opening of "Mean Streets" (1973) - I fell in love with the movies because of it.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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. Robert Duvall as sainted Gen'l Lee, hmmm.
Well Martin Sheen didn't quite do it for me either....
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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Fast Times At Ridgemont High
American Graffiti
Smokey And The Bandit
Saturday Night Fever
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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That IS a moving piece of work. The personalities of all the different hopeful regiments, expressed in the designs of their flags. I've never seen it, even though some of it was shot in my adopted home town of Lexington VA and people I know were extras in it. Robert Duvall as sainted Gen'l Lee, hmmm.
Absolutely. All those flags waving to Mary Fahl's "Coming Home" song is just toooooo perfect. Its the best opening to any movie Ive ever seen. Love it!
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