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your favourite film intro ?

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by briandzo, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. briandzo

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    I thought i'd start a disscusion on what our favourite
    opening film scenes are...

    Personally the opening 10 minutes of full metal jacket
    is just amazing.. u know the one where the Sgt Major chap
    just rips the **** out of the new marine recruits.
    im not sure whether this guy won any awards for this role.
    for me he deserve an oscar. just brilliant.

    (how i wish we had a widescreen version of this classic. its criminal that they released this film in lousy 4:3)

    my other choice along with im sure others is
    saving private ryan... enough said.

    brian.......
     
  2. Sgt.Colon

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    I'm sure this has been done before :D
     
  3. nutcase_1uk

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    Prob at teh moment the intro to Tommorow Never Dies. But that's only cos I watched it yesterday :)
     
  4. Shoka

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    I think the intro to goldmember was pretty funny, spoofing his own film with, tom cruise an gwyneth paltrow.
     
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    this has definitely been done before

    However, Magnolia has a very good opening

    as does Goldmember
     
  6. mcmullanbrush

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    Brian, the 4:3 version is full frame rather than pan and scan. This means you can mask the film down yourself to get the correct aspect ratio.
     
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    Well if we're still playin :D then I'll say Pulp Fiction again :p
     
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    Im rather fond of the opening scenes of Outbreak (esp the sound)
     
  9. elneckio

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    First ones that spring to my mind....

    Bad Boys

    Die Hard with a Vengance

    Scream 1
     
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    Nothing beats the opening sequence of Jaws for me
     
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    This has been done before ....

    But the opening of the Matrix gives me tingles :D

    (Warning: Do not quote the above and edit it to "shingles". Thank you :D :p)
     
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    Not my Favourite but still great for me .... Goldeneye



    Taz.
     
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    A little bit ol' skool, but the beginning of 2001: ASO.

    More recently, I'd agree that Goldmember and Goldeneye have great intros. In fact any film beginning with "Gold". Hmmm... I'm obviously onto something here...

    MuFu.

    P.S. Gold Pulp Fiction is great, yeah. [​IMG]
     
  14. ytgti

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    Ice age:D Scrat trying to bury his nut:eek: :eek:

    Also most of the ''Bond'' films had great opening scenes.
     
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    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
     
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    You Got ROTLA on DVD? Or is it a pirate or LD?

    My film would have to be R-burton and E-taylor in Cleopatra!?!
     
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    Good old fashioned Laserdisc.
     
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    Got to be Blade Runner for me
     
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    Swordfish and Terminator 2.
     
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    Terminator 2.
    Conan the Barbarian
    Saving Private Ryan.
    Know it's not the intro but- Borg scene in First Contact.
     
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    Has been done before.;)

    Living Daylights and Star Wars.
     
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    Goldmember (only good bit of the film) or the Ferrari/Aston race in Goldeneye.
     
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    Always.
     
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    Close to it is the first 8 minutes of Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) with Henry Fonda as a real bad dude. No talking for the entire 8 minutes, it's absolutely brilliant.:cool:
     
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    star wars saw it as a kid the star destroyer just blow me away
     
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    Die Hard With A Vengeance
    Moulin Rouge
    Seven
     
  27. Iain Shields

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    So what if it's been done before, it's fun reminiscing...

    Mine are :-

    Star Wars
    Die Hard With A Vengence
    Star Trek 6
    Saving Private Ryan
    Batman
     
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    The story at the beginning of Desparado
     
  29. Harj

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    I think the great man Kubrick only shot films in 4:3 ratio
     
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    I agree, to this day that opening scene when the the shot is over the bottom of the star destroyer and the ship just keeps on coming and coming as a kid it blew me away and still does, Lucas had his moments!
     

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