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« #45 : November 09, 2004, 04:34:09 PM »

A  Touch of Evil is a GREAT CALL!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom opens with quite a sequence.


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« #46 : February 06, 2005, 02:37:43 PM »

OUATITW
Magnificent Seven
The Professionals- Introductions to Marvin, Lancaster, Ryan, and Strode
Swordfish-  John Travolta talking about movie bad guys

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« #47 : February 14, 2005, 04:26:53 PM »

OUATITW
Magnificent Seven
The Professionals- Introductions to Marvin, Lancaster, Ryan, and Strode
Swordfish-  John Travolta talking about movie bad guys
THE PROFESSIONALS is indeed a great opening. Just re-watched RIO BRAVO yet again. First five minutes or so introduces most of the main characters without dialouge. Sweet!  ;)


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« #48 : February 15, 2005, 04:31:19 PM »

OUTITW - Though, like someone else said, I like Fonda's introduction the most. The music, the camera angles, etc. everything is perfect. The introductions in OUTITW are some of the best I've seen in any movie. Most of the time you don't know what's going on yet you're so interested in what's going on, which shows how great a film maker Leone is. Every shot is perfect, the timing is perfect, the music, acting, direction, etc. it all falls perfectly and leaves me in awe everytime I see it because it was pulled off with the perfect affect.

Also: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Godfather, Star Wars: A New Hope, Scarface. Scarface isn't a spectacular opening, but since I'm familiar with what happens later, I enjoy it more when I see it now. He's such a pathetic wimp in the beginning, it's amazing how he changes afterward. And plus, Pacino is always enjoyable 8)

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« #49 : February 23, 2005, 01:11:02 PM »

The Opening sequence of 'Severn Sanurai' - Ten billion times better than the dull opening of Magnificent Severn.
Refresh my memory please... How exactly does Shichinin no samurai open again?


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« #50 : March 19, 2005, 05:06:37 AM »

The opening scene to OUATITW, but I would also like to say "The Wild Bunch".  I've been able to revisit that film recently, having gotten the DVD for my birthday, I must have watched that scene about a hundred times since then.  The magnificent use of "Shall We Gather At The River?" is priceless.  And all the neat little touches - Strother Martin kissing the barrel of his rifle right before the shooting starts, the way all of the gang members in the bank flinch as Jaime Sanchez screams "Rifles", the cool-as-hell way Ben Johnson draws a Springfield .03 rifle out of his saddlebags when alerted to danger, and of course, "If they move - kill 'em!"  I also find the fate of one of the gang members very painful - shot in the chest, shot in the shoulder, dragged by his horse, horse falls on top of him, shot in the back, shot in the chest, hyperextends his right leg over his head.  Hard to watch without wincing.  And the brief confrontation between William Holden and Robert Ryan (shoot the tuba player!) is priceless, and sets the tone for the entire film.  And I love the scene where Strother and L.Q. are arguing over who shot who in the aftermath of the battle, and Crazy Lee's last stand.



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« #51 : March 19, 2005, 05:57:18 AM »

The opening scene to OUATITW, but I would also like to say "The Wild Bunch". 
I agree Groggy. OUTITW has the best opening sequence, no doubt and you're right about "The Wild Bunch", which in my humble opinion is still the best western after Leone's. Incidentally, part of the opening sequence (the kids setting the anthill on fire) of "The wild bunch" was suggested to Peckingpah by Emilio Fernandez (General Mapache), since apparently he used to do that as a kid....

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« #52 : January 19, 2007, 01:31:15 PM »

Since all the best ones were taken, I'll stick with RESERVOIR DOGS. 8 tough muthas walking in slo-mo doing nothing but being cool, how can you not love it?


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« #53 : January 19, 2007, 05:03:48 PM »

For me it's the first 20 minutes of THE THIN RED LINE. Perfect, even heartbreaking cinema, with it's profound, working class American voice over (rare enough in itself). Close runner up is the opening sequence of ANDRIE RUBLOV, not only incredible film making, but weirdly plausable too.


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« #54 : February 16, 2007, 04:03:32 PM »

Once Upon a Time in The West
The Godfather
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Kill Bill Volume 1
The Wild Bunch
Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid
Predator
The Big Gundown
Alien
Dead Man
The Getaway
The New World
Resevoir Dogs

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« #55 : February 16, 2007, 04:08:53 PM »

Since all the best ones were taken, I'll stick with RESERVOIR DOGS. 8 tough muthas walking in slo-mo doing nothing but being cool, how can you not love it?
That's like 15 minutes into the movie.

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« #56 : February 16, 2007, 04:14:27 PM »

That's like 15 minutes into the movie.

yeah i guess u could say 8 cool mothas talking about madonna and not beliving in tipping

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« #57 : February 16, 2007, 04:18:55 PM »

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« #58 : February 16, 2007, 04:28:10 PM »

Nearly all of mine have been said but the ones I can add include:

Rebecca
Vertigo
Robocop
Brazil (The final Ultimate cut as seen on the Criterion Release)]
12 Monkeys
Detour
Aliens
The French Connection


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« #59 : February 16, 2007, 04:29:28 PM »

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