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Classic Film/TV Opening Credit Sequences


macroman 11 15.3k England
14 Apr 2009 11:05AM
What do you consider the best/most memorable, or classic tv or film opening sequences.

Mine off the top of my head for starters are.

2001 Space Odyssey, Blue Danube, near perfection.
Dr Who (TV), Perfectly matched sound effects.
BBC F1 (TV), The Chain.
Walk on the Wild Side, The prowling cat scene, must be a classic.

Also some of the 007 opening sequences.

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minicooper 6 536 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2009 11:57AM
It's the opening to Jaws the girl swimming etc and the music!
teepee 11 745 England
14 Apr 2009 12:11PM
west side story, apocolypse now
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
14 Apr 2009 12:19PM
Saving Private Ryan - has an incredibly powerful opening sequence.
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2009 12:30PM
Barbarella is engraved on my memory.

But train spotting and 2001 are up there too.

Hitchcock films have there moments. The start of Vertigo, and many of the Jimmy Stuart ones have great visual moments.

And lets not forget the start of Captain Scarlet,
minelab 6 8 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2009 12:38PM
If I had to pick one it would be the opening sequence to the 1970's series UFO, the footage ties in perfectly with the music especially when the missle hits the UFO in the last frame, I YouTube it frequently...yes I am a sad man.
Strobe 7 1.3k United States
14 Apr 2009 12:45PM
Casshern

Saving Private Ryan
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
14 Apr 2009 12:48PM
The "coming down" sequence to "A Lighter Shade of Pale" - Withnail and I
mlewis 10 1.5k United Kingdom
14 Apr 2009 4:11PM

Quote:What do you consider the best/most memorable, or classic tv or film opening sequences.

Mine off the top of my head for starters are.

2001 Space Odyssey, Blue Danube, near perfection.



That is about 30 minutes into the film though! Smile

The opening of Leon is great.
JamesBurns 6 1.3k 7
14 Apr 2009 4:17PM
Shallow Grave.
No Country for Old Men.
Krakman 8 3.6k Scotland
14 Apr 2009 4:24PM
One of my favourite Bond ones is the opening to Living Daylights when 002, 004 and 007 parachute onto Gibraltar in a training exercise that turns sour.

Last week I met the guy who played 004 - funny to meet someone you've seen on screen (though briefly) in an everyday context.
macroman 11 15.3k England
14 Apr 2009 4:56PM

Quote:That is about 30 minutes into the film though!


Yep! you're quite right it is. Wink

I'd forgotten about all the bits before it, just goes to show how powerful the sequence is.

I saw 2001 when it was first released way back in prehistory, and
that sequence hs stayed with me ever since.

Using the Blue Danube as BG music was pure genius in my view.
mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2009 5:42PM
Gladiator?
JamesBurns 6 1.3k 7
14 Apr 2009 5:52PM

Quote:Gladiator?

Definitely.
padawson_1 8 236 England
14 Apr 2009 6:36PM
Another vote for Saving private Ryan

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