Posted on March 3, 2020
Four of the greatest openings ever:
- Streets of Fire. The cold open of this Rock n Roll fable may be the best music video ever made.
- Rollerball (1975). Seeing the game set up — the referees and coaches coming out to start the festivities and check the goals makes this gruesome, ultraviolent game seem like another day at the ballpark. (And no movie makes a more poignant comment about the corporate takeover of America)
- The Shining. The interview with the hotel Overlook manager sets an insanely creepy vibe for the rest of the movie.
- Saving Private Ryan. Never have people had a better chance to understand the randomness and chaos of combat.