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« : December 04, 2004, 04:50:42 AM »

Slightly different to favourite opening scenes, what are your favourite opening credits sequences? You can include Leone in this one, since his are obviously among the best ever.

Mine are

Fistful of Dollars - I think this is actually my favourite of the Leone intro sequences, with the silhouettes of men being gunned down. It just says "This here is a new kind of western".

Ran (Akira Kurosawa) - Beautiful, almost still landscape shots while the credits flash up. Very tranquil but kind of eerie too.

The Serpent's Egg (Ingmar Bergman) - Quickly scrolling credits while an upbeat Jazz tune plays. Occasionally the music stops dead and we cut for a few seconds to this slow motion, black and white shot of a crowd of people trudging forward, then cut back to the credits and the jazz. Hard to describe but it looks great.


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« #1 : December 04, 2004, 06:55:46 AM »

If you like Leone's rotoscope opening credits sequence check out Sollima's "The Big Gundown", combined with the vocals of Christy and the music of Morricone it will make your hair stand on end.

I also like the credits for "7even".


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« #2 : December 04, 2004, 07:28:24 AM »

My favourite is GB&U.  My No 1 movie it has to be. The most excitiing credits sequence.

Other favourites that come to mind right now are:
Midnight Cowboy. Great music and the way it starts the story of Joe Buck's  journey.
Blade Runner. After seeing this on TV a few times and then getting the chance to see it on the big screen when the director's cut came out. It was just stunning.
 

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« #3 : December 04, 2004, 08:04:27 AM »

A TOUCH OF EVIL.
DUEL AT DIABLO.
THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE.
HUSH, HUSH.....SWEET CHARLOTTE.
KISS ME DEADLY.
NORTH BY NORTHWEST.
THE TRAIN ROBBERS.
MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
THE DIRTY DOZEN.
ENTER THE DRAGON.
PEPE LE MOKO.

« : December 04, 2004, 08:15:06 AM Belkin »

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« #4 : December 05, 2004, 12:40:02 PM »

Minimal, White.  A Passing towed (Burnt amber) Sierra on a snow blizzard swept highway, Carter Burwell's east european flav'd soundtrack

and then that sparse black title fades in.....        

F          A          R          G          O  

Russian or Scandinavian Cinema? nah its North Dakota  ;D
 

« : December 05, 2004, 12:49:28 PM The Smoker »

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« #5 : December 05, 2004, 12:49:00 PM »

GBU... ;) The canon shoots Leone name...Marvelous!!! ;D


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« #6 : January 07, 2005, 04:37:26 PM »

Fight Club
Se7en
Once Upon A Time In The West


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« #7 : January 09, 2005, 09:45:04 AM »

Kill Bill
Raging Bull
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Once Upon A Time In The West
Pulp Fiction
La Dolce Vita
Wild Strawberries
Rebel Without A Cause


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« #8 : January 09, 2005, 10:07:42 AM »

aren''t you folks getting bored with these ''list'' threads?

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« #9 : January 09, 2005, 03:08:01 PM »

aren''''t you folks getting bored with these ''''list'''' threads?

YES, it seems theres no end...

Favourite film to watch whilst eating porridge standing on my head next, lol.  ;D


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« #10 : January 10, 2005, 10:49:50 AM »

YES, it seems theres no end...

Favourite film to watch whilst eating porridge standing on my head next, lol. ;D

 ;) hey hey, Djimbo! you know what I mean!

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« #11 : March 17, 2013, 09:19:08 PM »

Every intro from the Dollars Trilogy.



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