The Best 10 Opening Scenes in Action Movies
An analysis of how the opening scene drives the success of a story
This guide, gathers ten memorable opening scenes in cinematic action films and discusses the key elements that make them so efficient.
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You have an idea to write an exciting action script. In order to make your screenplay stand out to the reader, you need a strong opening scene to grab their attention and entice them to read the rest of your script. The scene must not only be exciting, but must kick off the story and introduce key elements that drive the narrative and action.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at the ten best opening scenes in cinematic action films and discuss the key elements that make them so successful.
By the end of this guide you will be able to:
- Analyze how the opening scene contributes to the success of a film
- Discover the keys to a great opening scene
- See how the opening scene can make or break an action movie
- Learn the key elements to writing a great opening action scene
Ten Opening Scene Analysed
- 10. RESERVOIR DOGS
- 9. ENTER THE DRAGON
- 8. JAWS
- 7. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION
- 6. KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
- 5. MAD MAX
- 4. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
- 3. APOCALYPSE NOW
- 2. THE DARK KNIGHT
- 1. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
Author: Michael Barmish
Release Date: April 20, 2020
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