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Poll: Greatest Opening Narrations of the 1950s and 1960s

A lot of Movies use a narrative instead of dialogue as the opening scene of a motion picture. Some have images. Some do not. Sometimes spoken. Sometimes not. However the director chose to frame the opening of these movies, they are the most memorable of the 1950s and 60s. Which one of these do you consider the very best?

After voting, please discuss here.

Results of 341 votes:

  1. 1.

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

     
    "Maycomb was a tired old town, even in 1932 when I first knew it. Somehow, it was hotter then. Men's stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning."
  2. 2.

    Sunset Blvd. (1950)

     
    "Yes, this is Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. It's about five o'clock in the morning. That's the Homicide Squad - complete with detectives and newspapermen."
  3. 3.

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

     
    "For more than a year, ominous rumors had been privately circulating among high-level western leaders that the Soviet Union had been at work on what was darkly hinted to be the Ultimate Weapon, a…

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