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greystoke wrote:The opening of King Creole is particularly well done -- great shot composition, good staging and a fine musical performance. It's very atmospheric and helps establish a feeling for time and place. As does the beginning of The Trouble With Girls, both from the use of a voice-over and a switch from black & white to colour, which reflects the vibrancy brought to dreary, small town life, by the chataqua.
The scenery and ariel shots at the beginning of Stay Away, Joe are appealing because of the natural beauty on display. One of the film's only assets, if not its sole redeeming feature. The same can be said of Flaming Star's credit sequence, which leads to an opening scene that establishes a sense of community and family values, albeit with a false sense of security. Terrific in its simplicity.
Additionally, the first scene of Jailhouse Rock, which is tantamount to mise en scene, establishes Vince's love of money, a character trait that permeates throughout the film as his success increases at the cost of morals and ethics. In Wild in the Country, Glen Tyler is first seen battling with his elder brother as their father looks on with some amusement. Until Glen takes the upper hand. It's almost feral, with a survival of the fittest mentality, but most telling is Glen, literally, running away from his past. Again, this establishes the film's narrative, and Glen, as a character, who frequently runs away from his problems, until encouraged to confront them.
All good opening scenes, although, a variance in the quality of films that follow thereafter. But, given the staging, the musical performance and Russell Harlan's terrific cinematography, I would choose the opening scene of King Creole as my favourite, and, perhaps, the most effective opening scene of any Elvis picture.
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:12 pm
california boy wrote:I like lots of opennings ...but i would like to mention also the following that no one mention:
1. FUN IN ACAPULCO - great views of Acapulco, makes you wanna go on a vacation , as we all need very often i guess
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:56 pm
Juan Luis wrote:Stay Away Joe is really good with the guitars slowly fading in for the song. Very nice cinematography with the canyons.
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