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Poll: Best Opening Credits

Most credits are a boring waste of time, but these films found a way to spice them up and make them interesting. Which of these do you find most enjoyable?

Discuss here.

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    Vertigo (1958)

    Ominous music, scanning over a face, and vertigo-like swirling designs.
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    101 Dalmatians (1961)

    Dogs, spots, fur, and jazz galore.
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    From Russia with Love (1963)

    Colorful credits projected on dazzling seductively dancing bodies.
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    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

    A waltz with an opening animation by the famous graphic designer Saul Bass.
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    The Pink Panther (1963)

    The animated rosy crazy cat mischievously outrunning the inspector to the familiar sleuth theme song.
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    An iconic song, western typeface, splattered paint, galloping horses, and lots and lots of gunshots!
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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    A solar eclipse that ends with the peak of the epic escalating crescendo of "Also sprach Zarathustra" or "Thus Spoke Zarathustra."
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    The wonder behind the making of irresistible chocolate treats.
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Those famous lips singing a tribute to Sci-Fi of the past.
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    Grease (1978)

    A hodgepodge of snippets in 60's and 70's style animation to the disco-funk rhythm of the original movie song.
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    Saturday Night Fever (1977)

    John Travolta walking down the street while keeping in beat with the Bee Gee's hit "Staying Alive."
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    Life of Brian (1979)

    An original song and an animation style from Ancient Rome.
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    Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    The suited up anonymous gangsters stride coolly to go have a mid morning brunch while the Super Sounds of the Seventies plays in the background.
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    Se7en (1995)

    Snippets unveiling a dark psychotic mystery.
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    The Jackal (1997)

    Montage of photos and footage spanning the history of the Soviet Union, set to industrial music.
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    Pi (1998)

    Catchy beat and the golden spiral.
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    There's Something About Mary (1998)

    Stop motion claymation of critters and the wildlife in a big tree. This transforms into a real tree in the opening scene for a wonderful transition.
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    Fight Club (1999)

    Guitar riffs and a trip through the brain on a molecular level.
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    Catch Me If You Can (2002)

    An calming orchestrated melody with an undercover authority chasing his target through a two dimensional world.
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    Spider-Man (2002)

    A Danny Elfman theme with the credits in a moving entanglement of spider webs.
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    The Incredibles (2004)

    Flashy geometric animation while The Incredibles jazzy theme plays in the background.
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    Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

    Clever use of food, condiments, everyday items and a variety of backgrounds that make opening credits into art.
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    Casino Royale (2006)

    A kaleidoscopic animation of cards, weapons, and Bond action.
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    Enter the Void (2009)

    Upbeat music, the strobe light effect and every style of font you can think of.
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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

    Logan and Victor battle though time from the Civil War to Vietnam.
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    Watchmen (2009)

    Slow motion reminiscent flashbacks of the original Watchmen and their doings while Bob Dylan sings "The Times They are a Changin'."
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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

    Scott's band rocks out in a jam session with vibrant comic book style animations.
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    The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

    A silhouette style animation with jazzy music paying homage to the original comics.
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    Looks more like a music video than a title sequence. Full of incredible dream-like imagery of a mash-up of people, creatures, electronics slathered in black oil. Also includes fire and an phoenix.
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    Skyfall (2012)

    A surreal eye appealing trip coupled with one of the best 007 theme songs.