Favorite Opening/Title Sequences

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  1. NickySee

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    Some folks are still singing this one.
     
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    From Astoria to Bensonhurst...

     
  3. Monosterio

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    Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing

     
  4. Dillydipper

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    I think the music was all wrong for this job, although I do like it...really feel like Mike Post was just pulling a generic one off-the-shelf, and it has no resonance for me with either the tenor of the series, or the emotions of the characters. But the sequence itself, tells most of the story, and gets you into it. Sam and Al (and third-wheel "Gooshie"): A "buddy story" of a different kind, with real heart. A moral center without being preachy about it. "Ohhhh, boy..." - Quantum Leap:
     
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    The color version with champagne bottle is a favorite.
     
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    So many great movie and TV opening titles! This one came to mind because it's brilliant on its own right, as well as a beautiful homage to Saul Bass and Leonard Berstein.


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  8. Dan C

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    One of the best opening TV sequences from the 80s. :love:


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  9. Robert M.

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  10. SmallDarkCloud

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    If I’m not mistaken, this scene was inspired by the opening credits scene of Bye Bye Birdie. I remember reading an interview with Spike Lee where he mentioned it.
     
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    I was wondering how this took 2 pages.
     
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    Action
     
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    Not an opening title, but I love this credits tribute sequence from The Dirties.

     
  15. Carrman

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    Actually surprised no one has mentioned The Simpsons and their legendary couch gags!
     
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    I liked the intro to seasons three and four of Alias because it's thirty seconds of Jennifer Garner in every crazy disguise from previous seasons.
     
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  18. Dan C

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    In color!
     
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  19. NickySee

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    Quite. But I don't get the Lenny Bernstein homage. How so?
     
  20. NickySee

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    Missed this series. Christ, they had five seasons, too. Make take a gander at a few episodes later. Thanks!
     
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    Ah, the NYC Reservoir. Site of several memorable good movie moments. Who was the runner featured in that stock footage which opened the clip? You know?
     
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    Never heard of it. Interesting idea. A bit like Mozart in the Jungle, which, though I like opera, I couldn't get into...
     
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    My god, it was real. :laugh:
     
  24. dsdu

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    Abebe Bikila has been featured in several documentaries about his life and the Olympics in general. His victory at the 1964 Olympics was featured in the 1965 documentary, Tokyo Olympiad directed by Kon Ichikawa. Footage from that film was recycled in the 1976 thriller, Marathon Man directed by John Schlesinger and starring Dustin Hoffman.

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