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Whats your favourite film opening?

Asked by simplelined (18points) May 20th, 2010

And could you describe it?

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nailpolishfanatic's avatar

I have never gone to a film opening.

simplelined's avatar

haha ohhh I mean,
a film opening scene. as in an opening of a film you’ve seen

eden2eve's avatar

August Moon, when the young boy is standing in a field of grain, listening to music in his mind, and swirling the grain with his outstretched arms. Moving and visually stunning.

erichw1504's avatar

The Dark Knight had an intense opening scene, don’t know if it’s my favorite. Have to think about it more…

sweetteaindahouse's avatar

@eden2eve Do you mean August Rush?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I like this one, a lot. It’s a favorite movie of mine. And not because of the sex.

eden2eve's avatar

Yeah, sorry!
“Here”: is a little piece of the the scene on the trailer in You Tube.

simplelined's avatar

I really like the sound of that one. The opening of Leon is really effective I think. The exaggerated sound of him taking a drag on his cigarette.

simplelined's avatar

eden2eve, do you know what happens after that scene? (I’m not allowing myself to look at the films, just visualizing them from the descriptions)

eden2eve's avatar

Yes! the boy is accosted by a bully next to the field. He is mocked for being different from the other boys.
If you want to see the complete opening scene you can do it here:

This is the first part of the complete movie on line, so you can just stop, but that first scene is awesome. Music is amazing too.

ucme's avatar

Resevoir Dogs, nuff said.

simplelined's avatar

ucme, could you describe the opening scene?

Berserker's avatar

The opening for Halloween II is totally classic if only to hear Sam Loomis go ’‘you don’t know what death is!’’

whitenoise's avatar

I liked the opening of Forrest Gump, especially given the subtle use of very advanced CGI it took to make it.

The other opening I truly liked seems to have been inspired by it: the opening of “Le fabuleux destine d’Amelie Poutain”, in which a fly is followed around and then squashed by traffic.

ragingloli's avatar

The Opening of ‘Postal’

YARNLADY's avatar

I like most of the Bond film opening scenes.

filmfann's avatar

Ringo and Honey Bunny having breakfast in Pulp Fiction.

meagan's avatar

les parapluies de cherbourg. its gorgeous. the entire film is incredible, but the opening is very nice.

filmfann's avatar

Also: the opening montage of the life of the couple, before she died, in Up.

mattbrowne's avatar

The feather in Forrest Gump.

ucme's avatar

@simplelined The guys are in a diner discussing the merits of tipping waitresses, or not as the case may be.Basically just talking shit for five or so minutes.Cool as fuck though.

emeraldisles's avatar

The opening from The Austin Powers movies. Yeah baby yeah!

filmfann's avatar

Machete has a great opening. Really put the hooks in!

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

The opening scenes of “Manhattan” by Woody Allen.

filmfann's avatar

Another, of course, is the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The boulder coming down is one of cinemas great moments. I’m surpised no one has mentioned it yet.

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