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Once Upon a Time in the West… Plus Marvel vs DC? - Great Opening Scenes

July 26, 2021

Once Upon a Time in the West - Great Opening Scenes

Train's coming... and in an ultimate, western slow burn opening scene, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST builds the tension brilliantly. Jay Sherer and Leo Partible break down the art of storytelling in this opening scene from ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST in the latest episode of the Impactful Writing Podcast!

Watch the opening scene from ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QML28YQBvyc

Special thanks to the sponsor of today's show, DOR VAHDOR! Learn more about DOR VAHDOR at https://novusrenaissance.com/dor-vahdor. See below for a longer description!

More great movie openings are coming for the following films:

  • ALIEN: COVENANT - July 5th (YouTube)/July 12th (The Story Geeks Podcast)
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST - July 19th (YouTube)/July 26th (The Story Geeks Podcast)
  • UP - Aug 2nd (YouTube)/Aug 9th (The Story Geeks Podcast)
  • INGLORIOUS BASTERDS - Aug 16th (YouTube)/Aug 23rd (The Story Geeks Podcast)
  • THE MATRIX - Aug 30th (YouTube)/Sep 6th (The Story Geeks Podcast)
  • WATCHMEN - Sep 13th (YouTube)/Sep 20th (The Story Geeks Podcast)
  • MOULIN ROUGE - Sep 27th (YouTube)/Oct 4th (The Story Geeks Podcast)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST - DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • What makes ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST's opening scene great?
  • Does the pacing of ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST's opening scene work or does it actually play out for too long?
  • What does this opening scene from ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST set up for the rest of the story?
  • What are some key storytelling elements that we can learn from ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST's opening scene as we craft our own opening scenes?

 

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