The definition of “entrance” is is an appearance of a character in a movie that has an immediate impact, and it is the first time you see the character. Examples-
Rita Hayworth in Gilda. The first time you see her is a close-up with her throwing back her hair. Orson Wells in The Third Man, appearing out of the shadows.
In the Peter O’Toole thread, which lead to this, What Exit mentioned these-
*On the Gilda scale I would include Honeychile Rider in Dr. No, Jinx (Halle Berry) in Die Another Day and Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Willy Wonka and his tumble has to make the list as does Quint and his finger nails in Jaws.*
And re Peter O’Toole, in the Stunt Man, in the opening scene on the bridge when the helicopter comes down.
I’ve always loved Kenneth Branagh’s entrance as Henry V. Great use of light and shadow, that very tall door, the way all the proud and powerful English lords and nobles bow their heads as the King walks past, and of course the wonderful Patrick Doyle score.
Whelp, glad I previewed before posting. Darren Garrison said Darth Vader already, and it was quickly disallowed.
What about animated characters? Say for instance the introductory scene of Taarna the Taarakian in Heavy Metal(human, parallel universe)