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Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
So I was watching one of my favorites the other night........Pretty in Pink!

I was cracking up because of Duckie's entrance shot in the movie......."bum bum...bum bum....the shot starts on his infamous shoes and slowly moves up to revel the Duckster.

Can you guys think of any others......where maybe it was extremely noticeable they were introducing a main character to the story line.....???

I'm gonna think of some more and get back to you... [Big Grin]
Posted by The Wizard (Member # 533) on :
Hey great topic, don't think this one has been done before. Hmm memorable character entrances...

Doc in Back to the Future : driving out the back of the truck in the famous Delorean

I'll try think of some more.
Posted by Richie (Member # 3527) on :
Jake's girlfriends first appearance in Sixteen Candles will stick in my mind for the rest of my life. [Big Grin]
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Yeah I had a lightbulb moment...."what a great topic for the Rewind" haha

my wheels will be turning today....and i'll get back to you guys... [Smile]

Doc's a great one!!!!!
Posted by paulshrimpton (Member # 1022) on :
Streets Of Fire. Packed theater, music blasting, suddenly the rear doors open, and there in the bright light is Willem Dafoe as Raven......

You just KNOW he's one bad mother.......
Posted by Chris Fulmer (Member # 3197) on :
Dark Helmet's intro in Spaceballs is a personal favorite, how he marches authoritatively into the control room like he's a god, adn then yanks up the visor to reveal he's the galaxy's biggest ultranerd, that had me cracking up repeatedly when I first saw it.
Posted by Bionic Bigfoot (Member # 2490) on :
What about Marty in BTTF! You see his feet and skateboard, the amps and the speakers, the guitar, the pick, the sunglasses...the explosion!!!! Then Marty!
Posted by The Wizard (Member # 533) on :
Mok in Rock & Rule : when you first get to see him properly he teleports into the room in a flash of light & theatrics, with the camera panning up from his feet
Posted by Nomisdrol (Member # 2688) on :
Sammi Curr's explosive entrances from the speakers in Trick or Treat...

The Terminator's first appearance...

Just to get me started.

Noms [Cool]
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
Devolution here,

Hands down the Geek in Sixteen Candles, music and everything.

We are DEVO
Posted by The Wizard (Member # 533) on :
Lisa (Kelly LeBrock) in Weird Science : exploding door, smoke effects the works

Darth Vader, not quite an 80s film but you just know he's an important character as soon as he walks into the scene

RoboCop : thud..thud..thud..thud..lots of commotion about a new supercop
Posted by Doogster34 (Member # 3584) on :
Hey everyone!! I'm new here. I really like this sight its nice to find people who enjoy movies and like to talk about them. But back on topic. I can think of a few:

Thunderlips from RockyIII- Paullie- "Why are they carrying him?" Mickey - "He's Walking"

Shoot carrying the log up the bleachers from Vision Quest.

It not 80's but Jonathan E's entrance at the start of Rollerball still gives me goose bumps.
Posted by Obscurus Lupa (Member # 2700) on :
It didn't have any special lighting or explosions, but who knew what they were getting when Gizmo popped out of the box in Gremlins?

Ooh! How about Beetlejuice flying out of his coffin? Great stuff there, although the title of the movie pretty much gave away that he was a main character in the first place.

How about entrances or revealings that were a major let-down? Like, it wasn't intentionally funny, or something to that extent?

Like Max in The Lost Boys. When he's finally revealed as the big bad vampire . . . eyebrows? I was laughing at him.

By the way, welcome to the forum, Doogster! I hope you enjoy it here!
Posted by TheHornedKing (Member # 2691) on :
David Bowie in Labyrinth...

It's cooool when the white owl bursts into Sarah's room and transforms into Jareth the Goblin King.

He's standin' there, like, twirlin' his magic balls around in his hands.

Phenomenal character entrance.

I've tried to do that, but it's near impossible.
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
Devolution here,

Horned King, I can actually do that, I'm pretty good. It's called contact juggling.

We are DEVO
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Everyone is so creative i'm loving this....... [Big Grin]

The great, definatly a favorite of mine!The bus! haaaaaaaa!

Or revealings good one Lupa......that made me think of ET. The begining you only see ET in shadows and pieces of him like fingers....then you get the whole reveal....Elioit with the flashlight in ET's face and the horrible "screeching like a cat sound" eckkkk the flashlight reveals ET! always scared me a bit as a kid.

I totally thought of Labyrinth yesterday, as I tried to convince myself I really need the $50 DVD of Labryinth, while my friend reminded me of the many "disgusting" (his word not mine)...Bowie crotch shots in Labryinth.

But I was gonna write about Hoggle's a kid that was hillarouis to me........hehe he's peeing...(covers little Muffy's eyes)

Another favorite character of mine.....Booger!

"Call me Booger"
"uh excuse please, Why do they call you Booger?"
"I don't know" [Big Grin]
Posted by Kash (Member # 297) on :
Great thread Muffy, all good choices, I would say most people often forget the one person who could never harm us "...Its the StayPuft Marshmallow Man".(Mr StayPuft).
Posted by VanRayGTO (Member # 3562) on :
Sloth from the Goonies, hell even the Pirate ship in the Goonies had a good reveal
Posted by VanRayGTO (Member # 3562) on :
What about the "reveal" at the end of Sleepaway Camp? When we find out Angela has some extra equipment.
Posted by Obscurus Lupa (Member # 2700) on :
I just thought of another one. [Smile]

Possessed!Sheryl in Evil Dead. She just starts naming cards and spins around, and they do that weird closeup, and it's like, "WHOA! Back up!" A lot of the possessed people in those movies get the same entrance, although some aren't so surprising as others.

Frankenstein's monster in Transylvania 6-5000 (Wow, that's the first time I've typed out "Transylvania" right the first time around!). I mean, it's not like it's surprising when he busts through the church door, but the guy just hanging there and giving that monotonous scream was funny. [Smile] And they were like, "RUN! IT'S FRANKENSTEIN!" like that was a normal thing to come upon in the woods of Transylvania.
Posted by GremlinBreakfast (Member # 2585) on :
I was watching 'Weird Science' last night, and I have to say that the introduction of Lisa was one hell of a reveal when I was a young boy (it still is now too!) [Wink]

From the input of the computer program, to the masses of electrical destruction, to a door that explodes.... she then gracefully walks into the bedroom and says "so, what would you little maniacs like to do first?" Absolute classic!

Posted by Doogster34 (Member # 3584) on :
I thought of a few more

Tom Cruise/ Vincent in the Color of Money "on the snap Vincent"

Micheal Parre(sp) The diner scene in Streets of Fire or when he first meets Raven "Tom Cody please to meet you"

Or how about the Japanese drag racing brothers in Better off Dead I love his Howard Cossel!!!

I know its a cheesey but Stallones entrance in Cobra was cool.
Posted by Nomisdrol (Member # 2688) on :
What about when Superman first stepped into that revolving door and saved Lois Lane and revealed himself to the world? Now that was an entrance!!!

Noms [Cool]
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
I still get the chills when Penny and Johnny come out to do their first dance number together in Dirty Dancing and Baby is just watching them. Amazing!!
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Just thought of how I notice this in movies I watch over and over....So I started Heathers just now.....
Scene: Christan Slater is sitting in the back of lunchroom all in black at the last table in the corner....."God Veronica drool much?.....his name is Jason Dean he's in my American history" As Veronica walks toward him all you see is her back and JD watches know he's going to be an important part of the story.....great character introduction!
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
I still notice this!! lol almost a year later I think of this thread.......ha!

I'm watching the Squeeze for the 1st time as we speak..........

scene: a table of men playing poker.....the camera rolls around the table revealing the players faces as a man hums the Bonanza them....."duh duh duh duh duh dummmmmmm" shot on cards and hands then pans up to reveal Micheal Keaton in the movie for the first time.

I love my character entrances!
Posted by SHOGUN (Member # 477) on :
Buddy Revel in 3 O clock High.

Ice T in Breakin/breakdance
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
Hands down one of my favs and one of the best of the 80's still to this day, IMO, has got to go to the Indiana Jones character in the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Opening Scene (no diologue):

-After opening credits finish, Indy standing in front of Amazonian waterfall (back silhouette camera shot.)

-cut to close up shot of tattered map in Indy's hands as he tries piecing it together and studying it.

-Enter bad guy, bad guy quietly draws a revolver out and slowly aims it at our hero...bad guy slowly c0cks the gun..

-Indy hears the c0cking of the gun and shifts his head slightly...

-before bad guy can raise the gun all the way....

-Enter trademark Bullwhip


-Quick as a flash, Indy whips the revolver out of bad guys hand..all bad guy can do is stand there grasping his hand as a look of both disbelief and fear crosses his face...he then proceeds to run off like a little coward.

-Cut to shot of our hero as he finally steps out of the shadows and into the light with a stern look on his face as if to say, "Don't #@)% with me little man." [Cool]
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Shogun......can you set the scenes up? i'm blanking on what the entrances were like and what made them special?

Pyro awesome!!! totally great example!...a start of a icon.
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :

There's a crusty lookin' welder....welding. Then SWING...the helmet comes off....oh gawrsh.....long dark hair...beautiful eyes....beautiful lips.....oh how I love thee Jennifer!!!! XOXO [Eek!]
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
Lisa in Weird Science....Marty in BTTF (rock n roll), Duckie in PIP, Watts in SKOW.
Posted by Zeb Speedwagon (Member # 3713) on :
The gang of four roaring, young hooligans in Overboard, aggressivly making their way down the stairs just to go to war against the interior.

Actually, when I think about it it's just three of them since little Joe is still upstairs. Still it's a great way of introducing the little monsters [Smile]
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
Farmer Ted in 16 candles.
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Now that I have this cemented in everyone's brains.........I hope you notice it more then ever like I do.......

I tried to start a cheesy b movie Roadie yesterday.....starring Meatloaf......the credits were rolling and im like dang all these stars
Kaki Hunter from Porky's, Deborah Harry, Alice Cooper, Hank Williams jr.

So it starts totally odd.......then you see the shot of the stairs........cowboy boots appear at the top of the screen.....then legs.....then body.....then Meatloaf..being hovered down from the was a weird introduction for a very weird movie that I may never see when Blondie appears..........haha
Posted by Bamersy (Member # 8808) on :
Lewis Skolnick-after doing it on the moon with Betty. [Cool]
Posted by Bamersy (Member # 8808) on :
^^oops-reveal not entrance^^

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