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50 brilliant movie opening credits sequences

From a range of eras and genres, here's Jenny and Alex's light-hearted pick of 50 great opening title sequences from the movies...

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We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.

The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences,
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Favourite Movie Soundtracks - Reservoir Dogs

Flickering Myth's writing team discuss their favourite movie soundtracks; next up is Jackson Ball with Reservoir Dogs...

Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Quentin Tarantino knows his way around a movie soundtrack. Known for his excessive use of popular music, Qt’s films have amassed an impressive catalogue of great songs; from contemporary rap hits to forgotten gems of the 1970’s and everything in between. Like most things related to Tarantino, his flamboyant use of music can be traced back to the director’s inaugural feature: Reservoir Dogs.

The official soundtrack for Tarantino’s directorial debut is a narrative within itself. It has a beginning, middle and end as clear as any film plot, which we are guided through brilliantly by the soundtrack’s ‘narrator’: Steven Wright. The dead-pan comedian is our DJ, hosting an instalment of the fictional K-Billy Radio’s Super Sounds of the 70’s.
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Open thread: What film has the best ever soundtrack?

What films do you think have the most memorable, best conceived soundtracks? Plus, your reviews of the latest releases

Are there any films that you'd happily listen to without watching the images? Quentin Tarantino has been widely praised for his carefully assembled soundtracks – particularly those to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction which, in the late 90s, saw Little Green Bag by the George Baker Selection and Dick Dale's Misirlou elevated to the status of meme, popping up all over the place.

What other film-makers have had such a successful handle on the music they use? Are there any songs you love which you wouldn't know about had they not been used in a movie? Have you ever bought a film soundtrack? Let us know in the thread below.

We're also keen to hear about new films you've been watching. Here's what some @guardianfilm followers had to say about movies
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Quentin Tarantino?

Photo: The Weinstein Co. If you hadn't already figured out I have been doing my best to post at least one Quentin Tarantino feature piece every day this week as we lead up to this Friday's release of the long-awaited Inglourious Basterds and today is no different as I have for you a ten question quiz about the man that brought us Reservoir Dogs in 1992, Pulp Fiction in 1994, Jackie Brown in 1997, the Kill Bill saga in 2003 and 2004 and most recently Death Proof as part of the Grindhouse double-feature in 2007. The question is, how closely were you paying attention along the way? As I was making this quiz I think I came up with ten questions that are entirely fair and will undoubtedly be easy to answer for the major Tarantino fans, but may have a couple of tough ones in there for the in-betweeners. Here's a rather easy sample question to test the waters,
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