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Old 07-23-04, 11:54 AM
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Can't believe no one's said A L I E N. Awesome atmosphere from the get-go. Also:

Delicatessen
The City of Lost Children
Almost Famous
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Se7en
Jaws
Go
Groove
Star Wars
School of Rock
Jackie Brown
Shadow of the Vampire
Old 07-23-04, 12:03 PM
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Royal Tenenbaums and Night of the Demons.
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I'll go with the Bond Films and Panic Room
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The Shining's opening credits are the creepiest in my book
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Originally posted by fuel door
It would have to be the Bond Films, less the last 4.
What was wrong with the last 4? I rather liked how Die Another Day actually continued telling the background story through the credits. I also think Tomorrow Never Dies was well done . . .

Best opening credits, Mystic River. (Now I wait for someone to point out the obvious.)

If you like the whooshing and grandiose music, Batman ranks up there.

I would second the more recent Dawn of the Dead. The music selection and plot movement/setup was exquisite.
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Almost Famous, with the shots of Crowe's collection of band stuff and the hand writing the cast's name. And he misspells France/is McDorman.
very simple but stylish.

Also the comic on Spidey 2.
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My all time favorite is Se7en.
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Fincher certainly knows how to do striking opening credits, especially with SE7EN and FIGHT CLUB.

Does STAR WARS really have opening "credits"? It has the title and the scrolling "What has previously happened" text but does that really count as credits? (no cast or crew are credited until the end of the film)
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Originally posted by Save Ferris
RAISING ARIZONA

hands down
Exactly what I was gonna say.
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Requiem For A Dream ....great music which a bunch of other movies stole for marketing purposes *cough*LotR*cough*
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Re: Best opening credits of all time

Originally posted by Parcher

Best opening credits of all time:
Seven
Dawn of the Dead
Wow. Those are my top two also.
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I'm too blinded by a slow-zombie bias to think of that film as anything but terrible, but the credit sequence in Dawn of the Dead 04 is one of the greatest ever!
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned North By Northwest.

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Freddy vs Jason they were really well done and nice looking.
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Call me nostalgic, but for me, I"ve always loved the opening to "Fun with Dick and Jane."
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Originally posted by movielib
[B]I'm surprised no one has mentioned North By Northwest.
It's been a while since I saw the movie, but it's a good one all right.
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Agree with Panic room, and I love The Alex Ross art in the spiderman 2 credits.
In regards to Saul Bass, there is an display and review of his work at the design musuem in London. It features designs of his work as well as disregarded ideas.
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