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 Posted:   Jun 14, 2013 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I am talking here about the music itself, not what a recent thread said about the best opening credits ever. I will go with GIANT-56- DIMITRI TIOMKIN,although there are a bunch others I would consider. ANY CHOICES?

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2013 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Altamese   (Member)

I am talking here about the music itself, not what a recent thread said about the best opening credits ever. I will go with GIANT-56- DIMITRI TIOMKIN,although there are a bunch others I would consider. ANY CHOICES?

"Who will rescue me?" Theme from the animated movie The Rescuers. Aided by the illustrations over which the song played.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDKVauPEYUQ

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2013 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Well, if fear is an emotion (and it is), I like the library music over the main title of Night of the Living Dead (1968). That music really fills me with a sense of dread and foreboding. It's creepy as hell.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2013 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I agree with The Rescuers.

Mad Max 2
The Secret Of NIMH

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2013 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Edward Scissorhands. Always leaves me feeling a bit weepy. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2013 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   Atham   (Member)

Bernstein's To Kill A Mockingbird. A great mix of visuals with superb scoring!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2013 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2013 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Edward Scissorhands. Always leaves me feeling a bit weepy. frown

On that note, DOLORES CLAIBORNE's main title cue is beautifully sad.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2013 - 11:37 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Bernstein's To Kill A Mockingbird. A great mix of visuals with superb scoring!

Yea, this basically takes the cake for "emotionally-resonant opening themes".

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 12:16 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

OK....I've had a couple of drinks, I'm on a roll (and I know I'll regret this later)

But Star Wars: The Phantom menace.

I cry every time i see the opening credits roll because I am reminded of how bad this movie is and how good it could have been. So emotional.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 1:40 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Would have to be Carlito's Way, gripped me immediately.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Horner's opening of An American Tail. Goosebumps and tears from the first time I've heard it. It's a shame it's so short.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Is that a nomination or a comment about this thread? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

Bernstein's To Kill A Mockingbird. A great mix of visuals with superb scoring!

Absolutely agree and this would be tied with opening titles and music for "Donnie Brasco" and "Out of Africa".

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Pat Leonard's At Close Range.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Bernstein's To Kill A Mockingbird. A great mix of visuals with superb scoring!

Yea, this basically takes the cake for "emotionally-resonant opening themes".



TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD was my first thought too.

My second was another Bernstein - his swan song:

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Reeve   (Member)

Superman: The Movie

I'd like to say Superman II because of the flashbacks, but we are talking about composition here - that goes to John Williams.

If I can choose another emotional opening credit - it will need to be STAR WARS.

Once again - the music is what does it for me - not the visuals - because if the music sounded anything like they do in today's "so called" blockbusters - I don't think the emotion would be there.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Superman: The Movie

I'd like to say Superman II because of the flashbacks, but we are talking about composition here - that goes to John Williams.

If I can choose another emotional opening credit - it will need to be STAR WARS.



Couldn't agree more.

Of course, now we risk being criticized for daring to have this view, as many think only smaller, more "intimate" scores can count as being truly emotional on the human level; not the bigger, blockbuster-type film scores....

Oh, well. I only know what moves *me* emotionally.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Horner's opening of An American Tail. Goosebumps and tears from the first time I've heard it. It's a shame it's so short.

Also a shame that the DVD adds a bunch of additional "walla" over Horner's beautiful main title cue. mad

 
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