The Spoils of Babylon — Opening Title Sequence


added: Mon, Jan 6th '14

Catch the opening title sequence of IFC Channel's epic spoof "The Spoils of Babylon," starring Tobey Maguire as Devon Morehouse, the pill-popping, gut-toting adoptive heir of an oil tycoon who falls madly in love with a woman his family forbids: his non-blood related adoptive sister Cynthia Morehouse (played by SNL's Kristen Wiig).

Mocking such late 70s/early 80s soapy backstabbing dramas such as Dallas and Falcon Crest -- but probably with the budget of J.R. Ewing's cowboy hats, the opening titles of the cameo-filled mini-series start with a swooping camera shot of a toy-model mansion that represents the Morehouse estate while a swinging operatic theme song plays in the background -- which was, apparently, performed by legendary crooner Steve Lawrence. But, hey! What else did you expect from a production that has Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as producers?

"The Spoils of Babylon" will begin transmitting on IFC this Thursday, January 9th.

A century-spanning saga, chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family, led by Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins), his daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) and her adopted brother Devon (Tobey Maguire) who made their fortune in the oil business. The series takes viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City, through war torn battlefields and velvet-sheeted bedrooms. Cynthia and Devon's unbridled and taboo passion for one another cannot be prevented. Add in Cynthia's evil son Winston (Haley Joel Osment), her put upon husband Chet Halner (Michael Sheen), and Devon's new love interest Dixie Mellonworth (Jessica Alba), and the booze, the pills, more passion, more pills and the heartache, and you have a mercurial potboiler. Then add in illegal arms deals, international espionage, the Shah of Iran and two US Army Generals (Val Kilmer, Steve Tom) and it begins to overflow with boiling liquid in a pot on a hot stove that is operational.


directed by   Matt Piedmont

starring   Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Robbins

release date   January 9, 2014 (on IFC Channel)

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