Friday, 20 July 2007

Great openings

Following on from The Guardian's piece about great movie beginnings, here are some of my favourites:

Betty Blue: bonking on the bed
2001: apes to bone to spaceship
Jaws: below the surface terror
Raiders Of The Lost Ark: serial thriller
The Godfather: like a movie in itself
The Player: great use of movie references
Reservoir Dogs: great table chat
Trainspotting: great characters/great editing
Once Upon A Time In The West: great everything
Memento: Polaroid in reverse
Alien: ship s-l-o-w-l-y waking up

Now, I know there aren't many old films on that list, so I'll have to trawl my brains (or at least look at my DVD shelves) for great openings in films released prior to 1968...

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