Friday, July 20, 2007

Beginnings

With the 50th anniversary rerelease of Bergman's The Seventh Seal, notable for its iconic opening, this week The Guardian did their top 10 film beginnings.

I've had a dig around; here are some I'm particularly fond of. (I would've had Manhattan in there, but it ain't online.)










5 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

Interesting choices, if a bit too heavy on the Jack Nicholson front. Manhattan a great choice, too.

Tough to think of mine, but A Better Tomorrow Part II would be there. Also Reservoir Dogs is unarguably a good one, if a little too well known these days. The Wicker Man (original version). Sunset Blvd. Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me. ...

deanne said...

Damn. I can see I'm going to have to find all these on YouTube now.

I've never seen Easy Rider or Dawn of the Dead - I'll have to move them higher up my list of "Must Sees" now!

Will said...

Funny, *, I can't picture how any of those start, although I have seen (and like) all of them (except A Better Tomorrow Part II, which I've never heard of).

Each to their own I guess!

Will said...

Pulp Fiction! Gotta be in there.

* (asterisk) said...

You gotta watch A Better Tomorrow Pt II, and Pt I, too, ideally. It's 1980s John Woo. Pt II is the film that Alabama Worley is watching in the motel room when Clarence leaves her alone (to go off and kill Drexl? Can't remember now...) in True Romance.