Episode #38 – Our Top Movie Openings

Episode # 38


In this episode, we each list and discuss our top (favorite) movie _openings _of all time. We loosely define openings to include pre-credits, credits, post-credits – shots, scenes, sequences etc. Pretty much anything in the first ten minutes is fair game.

We hope, as always, that you enjoy our list episodes
– and as they say “your mileage may vary!” Our picks are below (as are the links we mention in the show) if you don’t mind knowing them before you listen, including an honorable mentions list for Nick


Nick Erik  Chris
Apocalypse Now
 UP  Citizen Kane
UP Drive  UP
The Exorcist Girl With The Dragon Tattoo  Jesus Christ Superstar
Superman Persona  Lola Rennt
The Wild Bunch Citizen Kane  Manhattan
Jaws History of Violence  Scream
Suspiria God Bless America  Requiem for a Dream
Persona American Beauty  The Shining
Dazed and Confused  Midnight in Paris
Touch of Evil/The Player (Tie)  Pulp Fiction

Nick’s Honorable Mentions:
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Playing By Heart
Scent of a Woman
Clockwork Orange
ALL Bond Films, but my choice is OHMSS.
Once Upon a Time in the West
Citizen Kane
Sound of Music
West Side Story


Incredible opening to Argento’s SUSPIRIA

Mr. Show’s Jeepers Creepers Semi-Star

Written on August 19, 2015