Contest: ENTER TV & Media Avatar Contest: Han shot first!

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Kai "the spy", Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Okay, maybe the thread title is a little misleading, but that's what you get when I'm trying to be clever. This has nothing to do with Star Wars, but with first shots, namely the first shot of a movie.

    And so to make it clear, I mean the first shot of the actual movie, in case the credits sequence is not integrated into the narrative. So, for instance, the first shot of a Bond movie wouldn't be the Gun Barrel Sequence, but the shot immediately following it. And if you wanna do Star Wars, the opening crawl doesn't count, either.

    I'll allow SF/F, but don't forget the usual rules, no bigger than 200x200 pixels and/or 1 Mb data (thought I'd highlight that, since this has been an issue in recent contests), and if your favorite movie starts with a shot that's not safe for work, tough, choose something else.

    Let's give three entries per user.

    Here are mine:

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    The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly (1966)

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    Batman (1989)

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    Girl, Interrupted (1999)
     
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  2. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    My problem is that I have to remember what the opening shot even was! :lol: So here are a couple that I have seen multiple times! :)

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    - Star Wars

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    - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    I'll add a third one if I can remember how any other movie starts! ;)
     
  3. Aragorn

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    Rain Man

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    Black Rain
     
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  4. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    Citizen Kane
     
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  5. Ar-Pharazon

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    You should add Purple Rain
     
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  6. Orac

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    Patton (1970):
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    A Clockwork Orange (1971):
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    Star Trek VI (1991):
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  7. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    - Back to the Future

    (Not sure if this one counts, since the opening credits played during this sequence. Let me know.)
     
  8. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's okay. As I said in the opening post, if the credits play over footage of the actual film's narrative (as opposed to, say, the random space with credit titles of most Star Trek movies, or the animated stylized credits sequence of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"), then the first shot in that counts.
     
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  9. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Last Call for entries, poll goes up in the next two days.
     
  10. Starkers

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    Dr No (1962)
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  11. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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