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re: To Live and Die in L.A.(1985) - Theatrical Trailer ( submitted by bogey
niepce's reply 127 days ago

I agree, check this movie out. As I've said before, for some William Petersen and 80s goodness I'd also checkout Manhunter

re: Dazed and Confused Intro "Sweet Emotion" ( submitted by bogey
niepce's reply 155 days ago

If you're an intro credits geek (maybe a big fan a Saul Bass?) this is definitely up there in terms of subtlety, simplicity, and setting up almost everything you're going to need about the movie you're about to watch, and it's characters.

It also let's you know you're in good hands from...well, even before the first shot (the sun rising with the bass in the background, then the click to "Gramercy Pictures Presents" for the second time, and then the drums hit, orange car, etc.).

All that and it's only 2:17.

re: Great Opening Credit Sequences (self.movies) submitted by donisthorpe
niepce's reply 855 days ago

Great call on Art of the Title.

I love them (opening credits) as well.

Here are a few:

Catch Me if You Can is great and a total rip off of North by Northwest

Dr. No - although the switch to 3 blind mice is kind of weird

Do the Right Thing - Watch Rosie dance to PE

The Pink Panther - The opening title sequence is probably more famous than the movies themselves.

But my favorite is Dr. Strangelove. Sex between airplanes never looked so good.