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The-Last-Man
11-30-2005, 12:48 AM
Lost In Translation.

Scarlet Johansson's peachy ass looks hot! Great start, and great film.

Los
11-30-2005, 12:51 AM
that's good.
But one of my favorite opening scenes in a movie is from Way of the Gun.

Shut that cunts mouth or I'll come over there and fuckstart her head!

SAVETHEB
11-30-2005, 12:54 AM
memento, that whole shot of lenny shooting teddy in the face and then taking the photo ....but its all in reverse. waaaaaaaa

MattJohnson
11-30-2005, 12:59 AM
memento, that whole shot of lenny shooting teddy in the face and then taking the photo ....but its all in reverse. waaaaaaaa

I believe it's "OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN"

Christian Beranek
11-30-2005, 01:38 AM
Touch of Evil.

Mike Haseloff
11-30-2005, 01:39 AM
Wouldn't it be bland if someone said the nightclub seqeuence in Blade?




:heybaby:

Christian Beranek
11-30-2005, 01:45 AM
Wouldn't it be bland if someone said the nightclub seqeuence in Blade?




:heybaby:

I really like that scene. When I saw it for the first time a woman dragged her kid out of the theater screaming during that segment.

Mike Haseloff
11-30-2005, 01:48 AM
I really like that scene. When I saw it for the first time a woman dragged her kid out of the theater screaming during that segment.Yowza!


I wonder how many parents made that mistake.
Wasn't Blade on the Spider-man cartoon sometime around then?

RøcketFrøg
11-30-2005, 02:29 AM
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Dr. Blasphemy
11-30-2005, 03:20 AM
I was gonna say Raiders also- but I will take KILL BILL Vol. 1..........

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
11-30-2005, 03:21 AM
Scream, Drew Barrymore getting filleted.

chris page
11-30-2005, 03:24 AM
star wars...

SimiBoyz
11-30-2005, 03:24 AM
Opening scene to Saving Private Ryan was pretty good.

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
11-30-2005, 03:28 AM
Opening scene to Saving Private Ryan was pretty good.

Yeah, it was.

I also liked the twenty minute pre-title segment in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

SimiBoyz
11-30-2005, 03:29 AM
Yeah, it was.

I also liked the twenty minute pre-title segment in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

Can't remember that off hand.

Going to have to get around to watching that again sometime.

chris page
11-30-2005, 03:29 AM
Yeah, it was.

I also liked the twenty minute pre-title segment in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.


damn, that was good.

SteveZegers
11-30-2005, 03:36 AM
I've always liked "Goodfellas".

Yannick
11-30-2005, 04:09 AM
Touch of Evil.

I strongly second that

Taki Soma
11-30-2005, 04:10 AM
Opening scene to Saving Private Ryan was pretty good.
yep, I was going to say that until I read this.

Andrew j
11-30-2005, 04:13 AM
Opening scene of Kubrick's Lolita is better than the rest of the movie that follows it.

jason hissong
11-30-2005, 04:16 AM
American Beauty.

Sir Erudite Gav
11-30-2005, 04:21 AM
Opening scene to Saving Private Ryan was pretty good.

I agree, can't think of a better one right now.

AAlgar
11-30-2005, 04:22 AM
The opening to Contact, with the radio signals going further back in time as we pull out of the solar system.

DaGetHighKnight
11-30-2005, 04:25 AM
Beggining of Pee Wees Big Adventure...he had those big knives and spoons..

LenNWallace
11-30-2005, 04:30 AM
Beggining of Pee Wees Big Adventure...he had those big knives and spoons..
And the fuckin' Breakfast machine!

Doug
11-30-2005, 04:40 AM
Touch of Evil.

I like this opening, but I like the opening of Robert Altman's The Player that references the opening of Touch of Evil a little better.

"It's Ghost meets the Manchurian Candidate."

Jim T.
11-30-2005, 04:59 AM
star wars...

Yep. Forever burned into my 7 year old brain.

Chris McCarver
11-30-2005, 05:04 AM
Touch of Evil.

Seconded. To followed at a close second by The Player.

Adrian B AWESOME
11-30-2005, 05:05 AM
It's gotta be Touch of Evil or The Godfather.

"Scarlet Johansson's peachy ass looks hot!"? Yeah, I bet THAT was what Coppola was looking for. :roll:

ERNIE_E
11-30-2005, 06:10 AM
Spaceballs

joeAR
11-30-2005, 06:10 AM
X-2.

Adam Beranek
11-30-2005, 06:15 AM
I gotta go with Gladiator. That opening battle kicked azz!!!!

That beginning to Dawn of the Dead was pretty wicked too.

Fourthman
11-30-2005, 06:16 AM
Betty Blue.

DaGetHighKnight
11-30-2005, 06:17 AM
I dig the opening scene in The Devils Advocate tooo.

Shwicaz
11-30-2005, 06:21 AM
Both 'Carrie' and 'Dressed to Kill' by Brian DePalma were somewhat erotic and horrible at the same time

(both featured 'shower scenes'....one in which Angie Dickinson masterbates while her husband is shaving. Suddenly, she is grabbed from behind and a semi violent sex assault seems to be happening to her....it is just a dream, and she wakes up to her husband just 'finishing up' having sex w/ her.

Carrie, featured the girls locker room at a high school, and it is in the shower that Carrie White has her first period.

Could have gone wrong a million different ways, but he nailed it. )

ERNIE_E
11-30-2005, 06:29 AM
OK spaceballs is not my favorite but it's funny.

Here are openings that stick out in my mind.
Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction-QT's a god in my mind. Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer and Like a Virgin's a metaphor for Big Dicks.
Trainspotting's-Choose Life
Once Upon a time in the West-Agonizing Long, then funny, then cool
Good, Bad, & The Ugly-Great into to each player
Chasing Amy-Fucking Tracer
Se7en-for that killer Title Sequence by Kyle Cooper
Run Lola Run-For the soccer thing. Just wierd.



And I echo Memento and Contact for the same reasons said here.

copypastepuke
11-30-2005, 06:33 AM
braveheart
bourne supremacy
the big lebowski

sto110
11-30-2005, 06:38 AM
BLADE - not only did it kickstart the movie but it kickstarted the whole goddamn comic genre

X2 - this is what a comic movie is all about, big blue bamfin

Star Wars - noone ever realized just how expansive it would be until 10 seconds after the scroll

ChrisCollins
11-30-2005, 06:39 AM
Touch of Evil.

One of the most intricate pre-digital opening shots ever conceived. Gotta love Orson Welles.

Roman Noodles
11-30-2005, 06:40 AM
I was gonna say Raiders also- but I will take KILL BILL Vol. 1..........


Both really good.

Sir Erudite Gav
11-30-2005, 06:40 AM
Trainspotting's-Choose Life

Yeah, that's a good one too. Get's you straight into the movie.

Roman Noodles
11-30-2005, 06:40 AM
BLADE - not only did it kickstart the movie but it kickstarted the whole goddamn comic genre

X2 - this is what a comic movie is all about, big blue bamfin

Star Wars - noone ever realized just how expansive it would be until 10 seconds after the scroll


I love me some nightcrawler.

Roman Noodles
11-30-2005, 06:41 AM
Yeah, that's a good one too. Get's you straight into the movie.


Hmmm I haven't seen trainspotting yet, on my list though.

The Saint
11-30-2005, 06:42 AM
Magnolia.

TRILL, THE CARBON BASED LIFEFORM
11-30-2005, 06:45 AM
I thought the bootcamp part of Full Metal Jacket was the best part of the movie.

Kefky
11-30-2005, 06:50 AM
A recent one that I enjoyed was Donnie Darko... Really nice and gets you straight into the movie. Echo and the Bunnymen don't hurt either.

Brad Gullickson
11-30-2005, 06:54 AM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the opening of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." From the Chinese "Anything Goes" dance sequence to Indiana jumps out the window with Cate Capshaw. Wonderful, fun stuff. Best part of the movie. Temple of Doom gets shit on a lot but I think it's a decent sequel. Much better than Last Crusade which is really just a rehash of Raiders.

adamgreenberger
11-30-2005, 06:55 AM
star wars...


I got to agree with you.

deadboy
11-30-2005, 07:10 AM
Citizen Kane?

Gregory
11-30-2005, 07:11 AM
Superman.

The curtain, the comic, the movement into space.

The first lines are for the viewer: This is no fantasy - no careless product of wild imagination. No, my friends.

And then the script drifts into the plot: These indictments that I have brought to you today, specific charges herein against the individuals. Their acts of treason, their ultimate aim of sedition. These... are matters of undeniable fact. I ask you now to pronounce judgement on those accused.

We see the giant heads sentencing the three villains to the Phantom Zone, and then we go to the origin of Superman.

Great stuff.

Victor Cabanelas
11-30-2005, 07:15 AM
The Rock

Some James Bond films have good ones

alexlannin
11-30-2005, 07:16 AM
Raising Arizona

adventure metal
11-30-2005, 07:18 AM
Die Hard 3

Alex(sadly)Maleev
11-30-2005, 07:20 AM
Touch of Evil.
I agree. Private Ryan from the contemporary cinema.

Fourthman
11-30-2005, 07:24 AM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the opening of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." From the Chinese "Anything Goes" dance sequence to Indiana jumps out the window with Cate Capshaw. Wonderful, fun stuff. Best part of the movie. Temple of Doom gets shit on a lot but I think it's a decent sequel. Much better than Last Crusade which is really just a rehash of Raiders.
If you know it gets shit on a lot then why are you surprised?

And did you pick out Dan Ayckroyd?

Andreas
11-30-2005, 12:32 PM
- Touch of Evil, 1958 -- one thing that makes this sequence work so well, is Henri Mancini's great score

- Point Blank, 1967 -- In the opening sequence the central character Walker is double-crossed, shot, and left for dead. Flashbacks introduce us to his unfaithful wife, his wife's lover, and their plot to rob a cash drop on Alcatraz Island. Now Walker is back to recover the money they have stolen from him.

- Once Upon a Time in the West, 1968 -- the train station sequence

- Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler Part One: An Image Of Our Time, 1921 -- In an express train a secret courier is knocked down, his case thrown out of the train. It's picked up by a man, who throws it down a bridge, where it's caught by a man on a motorcycle. The case passes hands. Suddenly, a sensation. A secret contract between two superpowers makes the headlines of the international press. The result, a huge stock market crisis. The man behind it and the one person who makes a profit from it, Dr. Mabuse.

As for great title sequences, let's not forget Saul Bass.

Andreas

Brad Gullickson
11-30-2005, 12:50 PM
If you know it gets shit on a lot then why are you surprised?

And did you pick out Dan Ayckroyd?

Well, it gets shit on, but I thought there would be someone out there on this board who likes it.

Yeah, Ayckroyd pops up outside the plane. Hard to miss that nasal voice.

A.Huerta
11-30-2005, 01:12 PM
Blade and the Matrix

V-Man
11-30-2005, 01:16 PM
Resevoir Dogs.

Mr. E!
11-30-2005, 01:21 PM
Wow...every time I think I've made up my mind, another great suggestion pops up! My first thought was of "The Player", the intricate opening that lasted for about 7 minutes with no cuts, and just give great little glimpses into everyone at the studio.

Mister Mets
11-30-2005, 01:38 PM
Scarlett Johansen's hot, but I can think of better openings.

Jaws
Star Wars
Citizen Kane "Rosebud"
Kill Bill 2's recap of the shooting.
Pulp Fiction w/ Honeybunny & Pumpkin
Spider-Man 2's use of Alex Ross paintings to recap Spider-Man.
The Incredibles- Introduction Mr Incredible & Elastigirl, and cut to the footage of the end of superheroes.
Sin City- The dark brief tale.
The Graduate- Benjamin sitting alone.
The General- "He had two loves in his life. His train and..." Cut to picture.
Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom- I thought this was a dream sequence. It was so chaotic.

Gavin
11-30-2005, 01:43 PM
memento, that whole shot of lenny shooting teddy in the face and then taking the photo ....but its all in reverse. waaaaaaaa

This gets my vote.

Mr. E!
11-30-2005, 01:44 PM
Scarlett Johansen's hot, but I can think of better openings.


there's a filthy joke in here, but I'll be damned if I'm the one who's going to make it.

Mark
11-30-2005, 01:44 PM
Magnolia.
That's the one.

Katamari
11-30-2005, 02:17 PM
Ring had a good opening.

The original!

not the gash remake!

Joe Henderson
11-30-2005, 02:23 PM
Ring had a good opening.

The original!

not the gash remake!

Man, I watched the original. Maybe it was the language barrier, but I was bored instead of scared.

Joe Henderson
11-30-2005, 02:24 PM
Opening scene to Saving Private Ryan was pretty good.

The old man wandering a grave yard with two big breasted granddaughters? ;-)

M. Sean McManus
11-30-2005, 04:35 PM
I don't know. I've gotta say Star Wars IV. I bet you could make the argument that the strength of that whole series, the re-birth of Sci-Fi, all the advancements in filmmaking technology, the interest in fantasy films, comics, and everything ever after was affected by the sheer awe inspired by that one all powerful and I would say, perfect shot.