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Best intro to a film ever?
« on: December 24, 2018, 12:45:06 PM »
I am sure we will have a quite a few suggestions. The Godfather maybe, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Fight Club etc.

I'd give a big nod to the Dawn of the Dead Remake though. It has possibly the best opening credits sequence in film for me. Shat me right up as a nipper. The use of Johnny Cash's When the Man Comes Around is sublime.  https://youtu.be/dTYNwwPQH4k
I think Zack Snyder did this exact same thing for Watchmen but it works much better in this film.

Gimme your favourites.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 01:11:33 PM »

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 03:39:34 PM »
Taxi

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 04:03:30 PM »
For sheer overblown brilliance: Once Upon a Time in the West.

Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 05:56:47 PM »
If I can have Return of the Jedi, up until they get out the desert, I'd take that. I adore every beat of that whole section, only it lasts 35 minutes or so, so maybe isn't an 'opening' so much as an opening act.

Once Upon A Time in the West too, yes. Good call.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 06:07:47 PM »
Midnight Cowboy (1969). Can't find it from the very beginning (with the Western film sounds and the blank drive-in screen) on YT probably because most of them have cut to nearer where Everybody's Talkin' starts but the whole intro is so good, even includes the first time Joe nearly gets run over.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2018, 06:17:27 PM »
Mad Max: Fury Road's opening scene set up the film very nicely. Weird bald mutants chasing after Tom Hardy

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2018, 10:24:36 PM »
Head - Once Porpoise Song ends you are completely at its mercy. Providing you're on psychedelics of course.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 10:42:38 PM »
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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2018, 10:49:27 PM »
Halloween, the original version.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2018, 10:53:00 PM »
Commando. Bennett is ON THE BOAT when he blows it up, presumably to fake his own death??? He's on the boat. It shows a shot of him driving the boat, then INSTANTLY cuts to the boat exploding. What the fuck? It's the best film ever.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 11:40:53 PM »
Saving Private Ryan.

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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2018, 11:48:33 PM »
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2018, 12:00:44 AM »
The first 17 minutes of Gravity is a pretty thrilling sequence.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2018, 12:52:16 AM »
The first 5 minutes of 'Backdoor nun fuck cum orgy 3' is absolutely excellent, in fact I usually turn off after that as it doesn't get any better imo.

Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2018, 08:33:44 AM »
Commando. Bennett is ON THE BOAT when he blows it up, presumably to fake his own death??? He's on the boat. It shows a shot of him driving the boat, then INSTANTLY cuts to the boat exploding. What the fuck? It's the best film ever.

I love the crash zoom on Arnold when he checks his watch not long after escaping the plane. It is indeed a very funny and excellent film.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2018, 03:04:02 PM »
The delivery of this line:

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I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.

Perfection.




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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2018, 03:07:49 PM »
The Cate Blanchett prologue in LOTR is monumental and the best set up to any film or anything of any kind I have seen.

https://youtu.be/BjJvOm94W5U

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2018, 04:20:25 PM »
The Cate Blanchett prologue in LOTR is monumental and the best set up to any film or anything of any kind I have seen.

https://youtu.be/BjJvOm94W5U

Agreed, really puts everything right in front of you - here's where we are, here's who's involved, here's what's at stake.  After that, as long as you go along with the whole fantasy premise, you're already engrossed.

Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2018, 04:32:34 PM »
The Cate Blanchett prologue in LOTR is monumental and the best set up to any film or anything of any kind I have seen.

https://youtu.be/BjJvOm94W5U

All the more impressive when you consider it was a bit of a last minute bodge job throw together with a lot of random shots.

Ivan's Childhood with the idyllic opening and then the journey though no mans land is some of Tarkovsky's best visuals in his first 3-4 mins.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2018, 05:26:00 PM »
Suicide Club - It's an absolutely shocking opening to the film, and one which you'll never forget.

Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2018, 07:52:01 PM »
Touch of Evil, just incredibly well choreographed

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2018, 08:05:15 PM »
Touch of Evil, just incredibly well choreographed
And also The Player, which is an homage.

Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2018, 08:18:49 PM »
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The Legendary War.

Thirty-four teams of rangers coming together in one epic scrap.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2018, 10:13:49 AM »
I'm not sure why but I've always loved the Donnie Darko opening, him waking up on the road and cycling back home with Killing Moon playing - this is the original release, not the Director's Cut which changed the soundtrack for the worse imho.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXhle_5BBRU

Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2018, 04:50:02 PM »
That film being a happy accident is surely highlighted by the original choice being INXS, only used killing moon because he couldn't get the rights to the former.

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2018, 05:53:56 PM »
I'm not sure why but I've always loved the Donnie Darko opening, him waking up on the road and cycling back home with Killing Moon playing - this is the original release, not the Director's Cut which changed the soundtrack for the worse imho.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXhle_5BBRU

Fuck yes, great example.

Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2018, 02:04:58 AM »
Suicide Club - It's an absolutely shocking opening to the film, and one which you'll never forget.

Its been some years since I watched, yes what a visceral opening.

Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2018, 08:30:17 AM »
If I can have Return of the Jedi, up until they get out the desert, I'd take that. I adore every beat of that whole section, only it lasts 35 minutes or so, so maybe isn't an 'opening' so much as an opening act.

A mark of quality I spose that I always think of that section as being much longer taking up close to half the film when really its closer to a quarter. This and the space battle plus Luke/Vader I think makes the argument that stuff like Revenge of the Sith of the Force Awakens as being "better than Jedi" pretty laughable.

Always loved the take on the Godfather and the start of Millers Crossing, manages to both setup the plot and all of the key players in it whilst still being entertaining, "so take your flunky and dangle".

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Re: Best intro to a film ever?
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2018, 11:07:16 AM »
https://youtu.be/Z28Mi6mUyKo

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