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Beginning of any Back To The Future makes me fucking excited.
we might get somewhere - only a very very small number of films manage to do something within a few seconds
but the first 10 minutes of the Dawn of the Dead remake is pretty special. Right up to that Cash montage of people going nuts.
shame the rest of it was so shit
I'd say the film is 'ok' but the opening is 10/10.
Even Michael Bay couldn't fit an explosion in in that time!
ah dear. i should read other people's posts
more i cant remember
Manhattan is an obvious one. Touch of Evil is an incredible, incredible movie tho. it's probably pretty well-rated in the real world, but it should be more IMO.
favourite opening ever
let's also mention the massively ToE-referencing opening shot from The Player:
yeh i love that movie
I'm a little drunk and got overexcited by Spielberg. If that's a crime, then frankly you can lock me away and throw away the key.
Spielberg was 'only' the producer on BttF, not the director.
But it would probably get pipped to the post by The Player.
I prefer Jackie Brown.
I just like it. Although Once Upon A Time In The West wins if I'm allowed the whole first 15ish minutes.
very very effective, it must've been incredible to see it in the cinema when it was first released
could have been for horror film
great expectations - david lean
from 1:02 onwards (to miss the credits)
It has almost everything
the music and opening credits bit leading to the intro perfectly
Speed has a decent intro, star wars with the ship going over is a classic.
raiders of the lost ark
once upon a time in the west
the big lebowski
Is the first scene in Casino Royale the one where he's monkeying about on the cranes? If so, that
Actually can't think of any
cant think of one right now tho.
Stop getting Bond wrong!
opens with the black-and-white sequence, Bond kills the guy in the office, and the other guy in the toilet.
is very much the Bond for the man of today. As much as the flares and safari suits of Roger Moore captured the era back then, Craig is the Bond for the sports casual age.
where the pre-credits sequence doesn't shit all over the rest of the movie.
An absolutely stunning opening (with the hot air balloon disaster) followed by a really shit ITV-drama of a film.
but that is more first few minutes than seconds.
but the one where the lion sticks his head through the unspooled film and starts roaring. Awesome.
And this: http://youtu.be/3oEA6zK_8u8
Iggy, ewan, the running, "choose life" etc
sorry to be boring
but when i first saw this scene i was fucking hooked, say what you want about the guy but this was a fucking immense debut film:
Was gonna post it myself if it hadn't been for Michael J Fox
That's easy - Carrie
Can some just this it so i don't look like a lone perv/theo wannabe?
with the bumper-view of the chase around the town with Miserlou playing over the top.
But the opening scene in Inglorious Basterds is absolutely fantastic.
Opening scenes: Miike Takeshi's 'Dead or Alive' has one of the greatest/most intense opening sequences in any followed by a not so amazing rest of the film and then totally astonishing ending. :)
'End of Evangelion's' opening scene is possibly the most devastatingly brutal attack on a franchise's own fanbase in cinema/tv history. So dark...
Argh i just remembered my favorite opening seconds of a film ever, from some random chopped up 70's kung fu film i got from a pound shop. OK i will try and put it on youtube soon and show you guys, it really doesn't bear describing.
ONE TWO THREE FOUR
The murkiest, most ominous cinematography in mainstream film. 'Why can't I see the protagonist's face' you moan to yourself'; because you'll get close, but you'll never truly know him....
Great stuff :)
The whole All About Eve/Opening Night/All About My Mother triumviate
Fucking brilliant. Especially if you have the music cranked to 10 with the bass up as much as possible.
Toy Story 2 is better
BEFORE TIME BEGAN, THERE WAS... THE CUBE
...spellbinding, that rousing rebel song music gradually building up until the sudden silence as the two gangs face up to each other. After all that shaving malarkey.
The rest of the film couldn't quite match it but DDL is obviously brilliant.
where Zuckerburg is telling the uninterested girl about people in China with genius IQs was a really good scene.
13 Assassins had a nice Harakiri scene.
Raging Bull- Jake LaMotta warming up in slow motion.