Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Here's a fine but slightly infuriating list of great opening scenes in movies. It's a fair enough list but it chooses Scorsese's Goodfellas; the opening of his Casino, with De Niro dropping through flames to the sound of Bach's Matthew Passion, is far better. Also it fails to mention the greatest opening sequence of all. Train wheels are rushing by and then a horizontal Buster Keaton drops into the shot. Immaculate. Unfortunately, I can't remember which Keaton film it is. Any ideas?
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 9:47 am