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Chip R
06-14-2012, 03:21 PM
http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/films/50-best-opening-lines-in-movies

*BaseClogger*
06-14-2012, 04:03 PM
No "Remember, remember, the Fifth of November..."?

redsmetz
06-14-2012, 05:19 PM
The opening line to Citizen Kane led to one of the great lines my wife has faced since her college days. In the mid-70's, rushing across campus at Mizzou to get the screening on time, my wife said to her friends, "Hurry, the first 5 minutes are the most important." I wasn't even there, but we say that all of time time to her. For her 40th birthday, her best friend from college gave her a copy of Citizen Kane.

redsfan1980
06-21-2012, 07:39 PM
my favorite from casino - "When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point?"

Raisor
06-21-2012, 08:11 PM
I'm not going to look, but I guarentee this one is in there:

"As far back as I can remember, all I've ever wanted to be was a gangster".

Chip R
06-22-2012, 12:16 AM
I'm not going to look, but I guarentee this one is in there:

"As far back as I can remember, all I've ever wanted to be was a gangster".

First one that showed up. :thumbup:

Mutaman
06-24-2012, 12:05 AM
"Call me Ishmael."

Or maybe I'm thinking of something else.

MikeThierry
07-06-2012, 03:13 PM
I'm not going to look, but I guarentee this one is in there:

"As far back as I can remember, all I've ever wanted to be was a gangster".

That is my favorite opening in all of movies. The atmosphere of how it opened up and him witnessing a murder/the crazieness of it all was directed well.

Sweetstop
07-06-2012, 06:15 PM
That is my favorite opening in all of movies. The atmosphere of how it opened up and him witnessing a murder/the crazieness of it all was directed well.


scorsese has a knack for good ones...

marcshoe
07-07-2012, 11:51 PM
My favorite was always "Roar" pause "Roar", but it was used in way too many movies.

WildcatFan
07-11-2012, 11:52 AM
Whoa, whoa, whoa.

"I was born a poor, black child"

Steve Martin in The Jerk.

knuckleballah22
07-15-2012, 06:37 PM
“Rosebud…” -Citizen Kane

JaxRed
07-15-2012, 10:52 PM
That list was super lame. First one I thought of was 'What can you say about a 25 year girl old that died"?

Kingspoint
08-02-2012, 05:14 PM
Not an "opening line", but an "opening scene"...

My favorite opening scene is from Amistad. Djimon Hounsou's (yes, I had to look up the spelling) rythmic breathing, along with the close-up not identifying what was really going on, other than the desperate sounds of scraping...to be coupled with the contrasts of the darkness and the reflections of light. Spielberg created a masterpiece of an opening scene in my opinion.

Kingspoint
08-02-2012, 05:15 PM
First one I thought of was 'What can you say about a 25 year girl old that died"?Sounds like the beginning of every Law and Order episode.

19braves77
08-03-2012, 02:52 AM
The opening line to A.N is aided by by the song by the Doors- The End and the ceiling fan. You take those elements away and the opening intro doesnt have the same impact.

I would have to say the opening line to Vanilla Sky is very good. Some hate this movie , some love it. Nolan said he was influenced by it when writing Inception.

Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open you...

[David wakes up and pushes the snooze button on his alarm]

The opening line and who is saying it is very important.