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06-15-2000, 03:08 PM
I heard the Knots theme tune for 1989-91 the other day and it is completely different. Do they change how the titles appear at the beggining too? If so what are your best parts of the opening sequences?
06-16-2000, 10:30 PM
I believe that's The Sand Castle Years, if I remember correctly. I jokingly call them this because a clever person decided to build a replica of the cul-de-sac out of sand on a beach (complete with the Sumner Group building in the background). Rather than the photo-scenes passing across the screen, they had a camera slowly panning through the sand-castle complex, with the stars' names written on the screen. Toward the end, the camera went into the darkened "Val and Gary's garage" and the voice-over guy would say "previously on Knots Landing...", leading to cuts from previous eps). They would re-join the sand-castle complex and write "Knots Landing" across the screen as the music ended.
I liked the originality of it (I think they used it for only two seasons, perhaps only one) but fans clamored for the old-style version of the credits with the photo-tiles.
I certainly liked it more than the Splattered-Paint years!
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07-16-2000, 08:00 AM
I must disagree!!!
The sandcastle (1989-90) sequence was a good idea but was v.boring cos there were no pictures of the cast on the opening credits.
The sandcastle was still used at the end of the credits only for the period (1990-93) and i feel this worked much better.
The credits and music was far better during the splattered-paint years.
07-17-2000, 07:00 PM
No no noooo! The music during the first of the splattered paint years was waaay too gooey (moreso the opening music, the closing credits weren't so bad). But the following season the music was really a bit, well, half-hearted.
Personally, I thought the sandcastles were great, really clever, and it was nice that they actually included a model of Kenny and Ginger's house in the cul-de-sac! Strangely they didn't include one of the house next door to Val's though, you know the one that seemed to have that caravan parked in the driveway for 14 years?
If you're interested in taping this sort of thing, the very first sandcastle episode doesn't include a recap and has a very slightly different arrangement of the theme. (Only *very* slightly different, mind!)
04-10-2010, 05:04 AM
Really? I absolutely loved the splattered paint sequence! It was very late 80's cool! It so suited the time!
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