Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Grab 'em by the throat and never let 'em go.-Billy Wilder
There are the obvious choices: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Apocalypse Now. And the ones where the movie did not live up to the opening, like Saving Private Ryan.
And then there are those announce that the movie you're about to see is going to be something really special.
The perfect cinema metaphor,
The Wild Bunch
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Battle of Algiers
In a scant 2:30 minutes, Pontecorvo sets up the story. Without showing any violence, we know what the prisoner has gone through.
Touch of Evil
Full Metal Jacket
Turn to the right!
The Hurt Locker
Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?
There Will Be Blood
PT Anderson knows how to open a film.
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