Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Movie Clip Wednesday – Best Opening Scene

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:   VISUAL HAIKU THURSDAY WILL RESUME AFTER LABOR DAY – I WILL POST SOME THEMES SOON!

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Best opening scene?  Hmmmmm.  This is the one that came to mind first – ALTHOUGH Gone With the Wind was a consideration – this one always causes a stop-and-watch moment at our house.  It is very patriotic in this household, for some unknown reason …. ????   Anyway, it took me a while to figure out which movie in the series it was …. but I give you, as my Best Opening Scene in a Movie ….. James Bond …The Spy Who Loved Me.

Classic and iconic James Bond stuff ….. 

1.  Hot girl: “But James!  I need you!”   Bond: “So does England!”

2.  Out-skiing the professionals

3.  The parachute – timed to perfection and presumably someone actually did that stunt!

4.  The music and looking-down-the-barrel opening (although not in this clip)

5.  Those typically 70’s-ish fashions!

6 comments:

Milk River Madman said...

Great choice Pam! Classic line from the end when they pull up in the pod. M "007 what are you doing?" Q "I believe he's keeping the British end up." So much more subtle than today's scripts. Oh, and Barbara Bach's code name "triple x". Not quite subtle but subtle enough.

Karl said...

Good morning Pam,

It was a great scene and yes someone did the parachute jump. If you go here: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1778399&server=vimeo.com&show_tit
You can see a good example of ski jumping these days.

Have a happy clip day!

moi said...

Nothing like a good James Bond flick opening! Wish I could ski like that. Happy Movie Clip Wednesday!

Boxer said...

Lots and lots of Bond movies this week. I love it. They truly did have some amazing openings. And MRM makes a great point - Bond movies are subtle and yet.... got their point across.

Happy MCW!

Buzz Kill said...

It's a good thing Bond happened to be skiing with a parachute. How does he always know the right superfluous equipment to bring? Bwahahaha Good choice.

Happy MCW!

Aunty Belle said...

perfect opening fer a lady marriet to an Englishman!!

Love that billowy scenery.

Belated Birthday greetings to yore fella!