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macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
14 Apr 2009 - 11:05 AM

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.

Last Modified By macroman at 14 Apr 2009 - 11:11 AM
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minicooper
14 Apr 2009 - 11:57 AM

It's the opening to Jaws the girl swimming etc and the music!

teepee
teepee  11669 forum posts England
14 Apr 2009 - 12:11 PM

west side story, apocolypse now

Last Modified By teepee at 14 Apr 2009 - 12:12 PM
Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318450 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2009 - 12:19 PM

Saving Private Ryan - has an incredibly powerful opening sequence.

strawman
strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2009 - 12:30 PM

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,

Last Modified By strawman at 14 Apr 2009 - 12:32 PM
minelab
minelab  6 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2009 - 12:38 PM

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
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
14 Apr 2009 - 12:45 PM

Casshern

Saving Private Ryan

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2009 - 12:48 PM

The "coming down" sequence to "A Lighter Shade of Pale" - Withnail and I

mlewis
mlewis  91476 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Apr 2009 - 4:11 PM


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
14 Apr 2009 - 4:17 PM

Shallow Grave.
No Country for Old Men.

Krakman
Krakman  73615 forum posts Scotland
14 Apr 2009 - 4:24 PM

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.

Last Modified By Krakman at 14 Apr 2009 - 4:37 PM
macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
14 Apr 2009 - 4:56 PM


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
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2009 - 5:42 PM

Gladiator?

JamesBurns
14 Apr 2009 - 5:52 PM


Quote: Gladiator?

Definitely.

padawson_1
14 Apr 2009 - 6:36 PM

Another vote for Saving private Ryan

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