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The best movie opening scene...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by GBNF, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    I'm watching Children of Men again, and I'll be damned if this isn't the best 5 minutes of any movie I've ever seen...
  2. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    "Saving Private Ryan" has a pretty strong start....
    The opening shot of "A Clockwork Orange" pulls me in too.
  3. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Yeah SPR, great call...
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    There's nothing the magnitude of Saving Private Ryan.

    Raising Arizona's first few minutes are pretty damn outstanding, as well.
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    "As far back as I remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster."


    "We were just outside of Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold."
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Fight Club...

    Between the opening scene and possibly the coolest opening credits ever, I was completely hooked...
  7. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Saving Private Ryan.

    I'm one of those who thought Children of Men was incredibly overrated.
  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Bull Durham. I will not argue this.
  9. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Kind of a crappy movie (OK, a crappy movie), but Cliffhanger gives you chills right away.
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The Departed started off pretty damned well, too.
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    There Will Be Blood can make an argument for it, I think. Persona's in there. Blood of a Poet.

    My personal favorite though, is George Washington. If you've ever seen it, you know that the first five minutes are fairly extraordinary, and the movie, while wonderful, never quite lives up to it.
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Doc's right.

    The beginning of Goodfellas, through to the long tracking shot, is perfection.
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