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    Opening Scenes

    thread for interesting/favorite/cool etc opening scenes.

    here's two opening scenes that gave me shivers


    amazing opening, but the rest of the movie is just ok



    (just the first 2-3 minutes of this clip). for some reason I could only find a French version, but the dialogue is kind of irrelevant to the effect anyway.

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    ^ heavenly creatures is one of my favorite movies.

    this opening is pretty kewl, from happiness:


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    I can't actually think of any favorite opening scenes right now, but several opening credits stand out.





    + Mad Men, too

    And my favorite opening credits of all time:


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    Also, the opening dialogue for Dogtooth was surreal, and funny for it.

    The bits of humor didn't quite make up for the nightmare I had because of this fucking movie.

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    The good, the Bad and the Ugly.



    It sets the atmosphere perfectly (just like in any other Sergio Leone western). I mean, seriously, this shit would never pass in a 21st century flick, everything is just so friggin fast-paced now, there's rarely any time to just contemplate the filmography and really think about what's happening. These days it seems like the characters always to tell you exactly what's going on, all the time. Maybe I just watched too much Star Trek (not the reboot, nor Enterprise). Mmm, that cerebral pacing...

    Also: American Psycho.



    (on a side note, Patrick Bateman's voice reminds me of Data's)

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    @Lurker: Yes, The Shining did have great opening credits.

    I'll be totally banal right now and say I thought the best part of "Highlander" might have been the opening monologue by Sean Connery, the screen fades to black, and then Queen breaks out in loud full-part harmony. Those few moments kind of give shivers... which don't really last.

    Two Christopher Nolan entries:
    - Memento (with the shaken Polaroids, in reverse order)
    - Insomnia (with the bleeding cloth + the beautiful Alaskan panoramas)


    American Horror Story has had some pretty creepy-ass opening credits, which change each season.

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    The opening segments for RotLA and IJatToD.
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    One of the more famous ones:



    I like the credits for most James Bond movies, but they aren't really opening scenes. The last one was really good, I like that Adele song.

    The title sequence for Thank You For Smoking is fantastic: http://www.watchthetitles.com/articl...ou_for_Smoking

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