Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Drunken Master, Aug 20, 2002.
Just seen Magnolia again!
I think the title scene about fate is one of the best ever!!
I quite liked Seven.
Blade Runner. The Thing. The Crow. Terminator.
Which is fairly ironic really.
Austin Powers 1 & 2. Haven't seen 3 yet.
the start to powers 3 is absolutely fantastic
on the magnolia front if you liked that you should check out the darwin awards site
full of really weird and coincidental and yep very stupid ways people have died
Gotta be Fight Club - great stuff
Definitely Independence Day, with amp turned up.
When I first read your thread title I thought we were going to be nominating nice fonts and sexy text But now I see that you are really talking about opening sequences.
In which case, I agree with you about Magnolia. The opening sequence really draws you into the movie.
I also like the opening sequence for The Matrix. As soon as I see that flashing green cursor, I get all excited.
Pulp Fiction is another one for me - but that's probably just 'cause I like the music
The opening sequence in Contact is also superb - such fantastic imagery
I love the start of Shrek too, but then the whole movie's great
Heaven and Earth - which takes about 30 minutes or so of the total running time.
What about the opening sequence in Snake Eyes?
It goes on for about 20 mins and is one continual shot.
Pity the movie isn't up to much.
If it's title (credit) sequence then it has to be Se7en.
Images are amazing and a Nine Inch Nails track too. It just doesn't get any beter than that
Got to agree with seven, but come on no one's mentiones toy story 2, I love the opening for this, sound also gives your sub a bit of a workout.
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for most James Bond opening credits, you know trying to work out if the silouhetted girl had any clothes on or not when it was shot ! OK that's probably just me being a sad old git.
Any movie wiith a Danny Elfman score. Batman, Batman Returns,
Edward Scissorhands and Spider Man spring to mind. I think he really sets the mood for whats to come. (He also wrote the theme for The Simpsons - 'nuff said)
Rear Window. The camera pans around the room and gives you a visual prologue: crutches, magazine cover, crash picture etc. It sets the scene before a word is spoken.
I used to love the opening sequence of Star Trek - Undiscovered Country when I was younger. That bit where the moon explodes, sounded great with the stereo turned up
I'll have to get the DVD and see if it's still as impressive, I haven't seen it for about 8 years.
At least I don't admit feeling the same.
I liked the titles/opening scene's in:
Any starwars film.
I think a lot of bearing goes down to the musical score, therefore I will have to plump for one of my faves, Superman.
The narration at the start of The Royal Tenenbaums grabbed me straight away. When I first got the disc I was only going to watch a couple of mins to make sure it played and watched the whole film....superb.
The start of The Godfather is great too... really sets the scene for the rest of the movies.
Saving Private Ryan
You may not admit it, but you know you do
Lord of the Rings
The James Bond movies!!
I agree with Confucius eek: ) about The AVengers. I had heard all the bad reviews before I saw it and didn't have very high expectations, but then the credits came on and I thought 'wow! just maybe...', but then the credits ended and it went dowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn-hill faster than Schuwie driving his ferrari off a cliff!
All David Fincher's films have great credit sequences (Alien3, Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room).
North by Northwest is a classic.
Tim Burton's Batman & Planet of the Apes are great - especially cos of Elfman's scores, as has been said. (shame that Tim Burton can't direct to save his life! )
T2 , Alien , Vertigo , Twelve Monkeys , Raging Bull , StarGate , Armaggeddon , Bram Stoker's Dracula , ST: First Contact , Total Recall...
Not even Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice? I like Tim Burton and thought Planet of the Apes was great too
and what about "Ed Wood"
Ah I feel another innuendo coming on, but I will restrain myself.
I tried to watch Ed Wood once but couldn't get into it. I think it's because I didn't care about the subject matter.
I realise we are deviating a bit but.......
Squirrel, I liked Ed Wood mainly because of Johnny Depps performance, which I found very enjoyable.
He is a good actor (for me, he was best in Donnie Brasco), but even he couldn't make me get interested in this movie.
Now theres a film.....Donnie Brasco.
Pacino was great in it also, thats another film I find quite emotionally draining to watch
I never really liked Pacino until I saw that movie, but since then I think he's fantastic Donnie Brasco is a truly great movie - you really feel for Pacino's character, he plays it sooooooo perfectly.
And the opening sequence isn't bad either
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