Film Favorite movie opening scene

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Some great ones being mentioned, ones I've forgotten about too.
Kubricks Lolita is phenomenal.
 

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I've always loved the opening sequence of Ali with the way it works around the music of Sam Cooke and is an 8 minute continuous sequence leading into the movie itself.

 

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Just the sound in the first 30 seconds has always given me chills.


Opening of JJ's first Star Trek film was intense.
 

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Huge omission so far. City of God. With the quick editing chicken chase scene and then the face off and the transition to the past for the start of the story.
 

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This was my favourite as a child. Like The Dark Knight it starts with an intricate plan and introduces the audience to an iconic villain(s). Love the music too.

 

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It's also one of mine. John Malkovich is perfect as Cyrus the Virus. I also love when he sings "nothing makes me sadder, than the agent lost his bladder, in the airplane". I always piss myself to that, hilarious.
I always laugh every time Colm Meany throws a hissy fit... Pretty much every scene he's in :lol:
 

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I can’t be bothered posting links (they are all on You Tube) but the following are worthy of mention (and you all know the first one anyway):

1. Star Wars - the shot of the big ship followed by a huge ship flying over a planet is cinema at its most viscerally thrilling.

2. Diva - a frankly ridiculous example of the “cinéma du look” genre but the opening scene is superb.

3. The Third Man - the cynical voiceover perfectly sets the tone of the film.