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Muffy Tepperman
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I've been watching Lucas while getting ready for work....and the opening credits really are lovely and unique....Lucas font in cursive alongside a locust and the shots of Lucas with his net are actual very picturesque.

One thing I notice alot are so many 80's movies have the worst fonts and graphics for credits haha

yet some have the best....ie: Cartoon opening credits....MANNEQUIN! TROOP BEVERLY HILLS! TBH always comes to mind because I went and saw it in the theater with my Girl Scout group and the opening credits are my most vivid memory.

Got any favorite opening credits?

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The Goonies
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Top Gun

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How about "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" and how it introduced us to all the main characters .. Sherman Oaks Galleria style!
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Summer School

Summer vacation is almost there.. (or so we thought). Everyone is turning in their books (some ripped, some still brand new). We get introduced to Chainsaw, Dave, Mr. Shoop and the others, on the great Danny Elfman tune: Happy.
And that is exactly what this introduction makes me every time I see it: HAPPY.

The Burbs

Another opening credit I like very much.
The film starts with the Universal 'globe' logo but keeps zooming in on it, till we reach the Klopek's house.
Then... a dramatic organ chord... [Eek!]

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Fast Times....awesome the famous Galleria....another great mall intro Valley Girl!

Summer School.......Awesome pick.........

Here's one I know the men on here love....Elizabeth Shue dancing around..........what a set-up with the line "ok Chris just relax tonight is going to be the best night of your life" [Smile]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nly-bfguf4k

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maanequin -in your wildest dreams/belinda c was a good song for the cartoon opening was always great to watch. I also liked thrashin at the time it was out. But anyone with ADD must have liked the goonies. My all time favourite though has got to be Jack burton/kurt Russel driving the truck with that guitar music in Big trouble In Little China.
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Muffy.. the opening to "Adventures In Babysitting" with Chris Parker lipsynching and dancing around to "Then He Kissed Me" is an Awesome choice!!

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How about "Raiders of the Lost Ark"?
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The opening of Tuff Turf. A dark, urban, foreboding setting with Marianne Faithfull's immistakeable croak playing while James Spader is riding his bike.
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Some great ones so far, Rocky III and IV were pretty memorable, Ghostbusters, Top Gun.
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Why hasn't anybody broached the opening credits for "RAD"?

Those incredible BMX feats! [Smile] [Cool]

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Thrashin. The way they get the whole of Coreys road trip into the opening credits and it sets the scene for the whole film.
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great topic!

i agree about troop beverly hills with the animation and the beach boys song, "make it big." i love that song!

i like sixteen candles opening with kajagoogoo and the high school sequences.

i even like the opening credits to return of the living dead with the scary theme music and the movie showing how everything comes in to play with the chemical getting out into the graveyard.

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Ronnie I love the Return of the Living Dead theme music...good one!! it sets up the story and almost is a throwback to old horror movies. [Smile]
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I'll throw out a cliche: All the 'Star Wars' movies.

Lucas is actually a fave of mine too [Wink]

Goonies, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Some Kind of Wonderful, Pretty in Pink. There's loads!

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I love the Goonies opener! Also really enjoy Fast Times, man I love that movie.

Ghostbusters and Back to the Future get two thumbs up as well.

Great topic, it's really making me think.

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In a sleepy state I watched a movie A Little Sex last night but the intro was so 80's

The flame of a match close up....then it lights a cigarette....the credits start coming in, cursive in neon pink....lol then the whole time with a black background you watch the cigarette burn til it's inches of ash and falls....totally creative opening for a long drama about cheating.

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Devolution here,

I'm going to say One Crazy Summer.

We are DEVO

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i've not seen many but the goonies and lucas are great for its openings
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"Night of the Creeps."

Its commencing credits are well worthy of mention.

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"Squizzy Taylor."

I am partial to the presentation of them.

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One of my favorite opening 80's scenes still has to be "Ghostbusters". Even though the credits don't actually appear until after the opening scene....I think that'd still count, right?...

Other honorable mentions: Ladyhawke, Short Curcuit, RAD, Dirty Dancing, Rocky IV, The Outsiders, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Poltergeist (for the intro music...still one of the creepiest.), Spaceballs, Staying Alive, UHF, Little Shop of Horrors....ect..ect.

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I totally agree on Ghostbusters' opening.

Speed Zone! has an awesome opening...with the red Lambo Countach skipping across the water like a stone, haha [Cool]

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The Lost Boys for me.
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Galaxy of Terror.

The desolate, barren landscape giving way to the crashed spaceship is very eerie. [Frown] [Eek!]

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