Back in the early 80s cable television was an exciting novelty offering a then enormous variety of programming. For my youthful inclinations, I was most interested in the movie channels offering the R-rated parade of fun.
While there were intro pieces for all channels, the ones created for HBO were often the most lavish and one I've always remembered was the stedi-cam fly over a miniature cityscape and beyond. It's an intricate and effects laden few momemts, whetting your appetite for the feature presentation. Included below are both the intro itself, as well as a behind the scenes, making of short film.
Tobe Hooper directed 1981s The Funhouse after completing the television mini-series Salem's Lot (1979) and just prior to his somewhat controversial involvement with the Steven Spielberg "produced" Poltergeist (1982). I first caught this on a cable tv viewing in 1982 or 83, and have always enjoyed it's horror stylings.
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