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Old 2015-01-28, 09:01
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Great openings...

Random discussion;

What great opening "hocks" do you know from tv/film/books/comics/anything?

Things that just present a neat concept or something that makes you want to carry on experiencing it. The thing doesn't have to be good overall or anything - just something that grabbed you straight away.

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One I read recently in a comic:
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You see a image of a call centre. Girl picks up the telephone.

"What Emergency service do you require? Police, Fire, Ambulance or Physics?"
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"Hello, I'm Twinsen, the hero of this adventure. Can you see me up on the box up there with my girlfriend Zoé? That's my trusty friend Dino-Fly on the right, and that's a portrait of Sendell, our benevolent goddess, who breathes life into everything. Thanks to the medallion, and the magical powers she gave me, I was able to save our beautiful planet Twinsun. I had to investigate all the islands to save Zoé, and prevent our world from being destroyed. The terrible dictator Funfrock had the entire planet in his grip - until I came along.
Yep, I'm proud to say, Zoé and I are expecting good news. We'll soon be hearing the pitter-pat of tiny feet, so we got to hurry up and get everything ready. Our world lives in peace nowadays, everything's calm, and we all have our place in the sun."
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2015-01-29, 10:20
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Ironically (technically not ironic), this article was published yesterday at almost the exact same time as you created this thread, DF. Pretty neat coincidence.
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Old 2015-01-29, 10:44
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Reminds me of a similar thread on another forum, it was entitled "movies that you knew were going to be awesome after the first five minutes"

I loved the opening of Chrono Trigger
Just the first few seconds with the birds flying over the world map
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"Stranger Then Fiction" -
Starts with a narrator summing up a guys life and habits. Almost Amelie or Pushing Daisy's like in tone (highly detailed numbers and stats).

But then the protagonist hears the narrator.
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Ironically (technically not ironic), this article was published yesterday at almost the exact same time as you created this thread, DF. Pretty neat coincidence.
hah nice
Some of those are good too.
A few are more just famous though rather then I good hock though.
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