Top Opening Sequences

April 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Credit first goes to a good friend of mine who blogs here, sorry if I stole some of the movies you posted about… but they’re just excellent choices!

I went to the movies with a friend of mine once (I can’t for the life of me remember what we were seeing) and the opening credits were starting. There were two women behind us chatting away like they were sitting in the food court at the mall. I politely turned around and asked if they could be quite for the movie. Their reply? “We’ll be quiet once the movie starts.” Excuse me?! The movie starts as soon as the first credit appears on the screen! Appalled by such a comment I’ve decided to show you why you must pay attention to the opening credits: because they are awesome.

Watchmen
I hated this movie. Like really hated it. But the first 5 minutes and 22 seconds were just glorious. If the entire movie was like that I probably would’ve enjoyed it. Not to mention Bob Dylan is the man.

Psycho
Let’s go a little old school. Some interesting typography. One of my fave horror films

Thank You for Smoking
Nice little vintage opening here, great song to go along with. Great flick as well.

Casino Royale
You gotta have a James Bond movie in here. And I’m sure many will argue this isn’t the best one but I do think it’s my favorite James Bond movie: 1) Daniel Craig is super hot 2) He never breaks out into a 5 minutes monologue before he kills somebody. He just shoots them. The way it should be.

The Graduate
Ridiculously simple, but I love it. Maybe it’s because it captures perfectly the tone and emotion of the entire movie in just 3 minutes. Or maybe it’s because I can’t get enough of Simon and Garfunkel’s stunning harmonies.

Catch Me If You Can
I just love this.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Again, I just love this.

When I do list posts I do a lot of research on other blogs, articles, etc. Among the top best opening credits also included (but are not listed here) Snatch, Reservoir Dogs, Saturday Night Fever (Tyler, if you’re reading this I know you’re thinking the same thing I am), Vertigo, and Charade.

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