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Favorite Fictional Prologues

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posted on Aug, 16 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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Please give the reason(s) for your choice(s).

It's hard for me to imagine a better prologue ever existing than the one in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. A very complicated storyline is made very easy to understand. It also happens to be one of the most entertaining scenes in film history in my opinion.


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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

You are so right.



posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 12:08 AM
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This ios one of my favorites




posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 02:07 AM
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That's a classic. I was thinking it reminded me of the prologue to the film Casino. I didn't remember if that film even had a prologue. So, I did a Google search on it, and I found that Casino has an hour-long prologue. That seems to be correct, as I recall.


Scorsese's movie opens with an hour-long prologue, alternately and relentlessly narrated by De Niro and Pesci, in character, that details the details of the relationship between the casinos, the politicians, the police and the mob bosses as it existed from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.

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How about a prologue with no words?


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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 09:17 AM
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Much as I love Casino, it's basically a prologue followed by the epilogue isn't it?

To add something to the thread, Pulp fiction is effectively a collection of prologues followed by a denouement IMHO and I also love that.



posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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LOTR was a great one!

This intro from "The Haunting" is short but I like it. Sets the scene for certain doom:



"Sunset BLVD" also has a great into. Doesn't start until about 1:20




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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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originally posted by: SallieSunshine
"Sunset BLVD" also has a great into. Doesn't start until about 1:20




I think that prologue is shocking. Film noir is supposed to be dark, but that one seems to go overboard.

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It sounds to me like you're being critical of those films for being uniquely creative. I don't understand?
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posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 04:33 AM
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This is one of my favorite prologues. I don't know if it belongs in the fiction category. That's a critical point Orson Welles was trying to make. Is it fiction or non-fiction? The title of the film gives you a big clue, F for Fake. The film never gets old for me.


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