I haven’t seen any forums yet about some of the greatest introducing sequences in the history of film. After watching “Inglourious Basterds” followed by “Once Upon a Time in the West”, I felt compelled to ask what some of you fine people think of those introductions, and also to elaborate on some of your personal favorites. Personally, I feel like the beginning sequence in “Inglourious Basterds” could pass for a short film – maybe even win an award for best short film at some festival or another.
I felt that the first chapter of Basterds was more like the beginning of The Good the Bad and the Ugly with Lee Van Cleef going to that dudes house
a different topic, but worthy…
when do we suggest that Tarantino is plagiarizing Leone?
regardless, both are outstanding at introducing their films…
My favorite introductions are as follows:
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Dark Knight
The Big Lebowski
Gangs of New York
Unforgiven, has a nice one too. That Clint Eastwood movie from ’92
The introduction to Watchmen is excellent. One of my very favorites is Michael Mann’s intro to “AIi” – with the Sam Cook medley of songs performed in Harlem. that was a fascinating reconstruction of the period.
I’m going to throw in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”