The 10 Best Opening Shots in Movie History [Video]
CineFix, a self described "ultimate destination for true movie buffs & filmmakers on YouTube", put together a list of the top 10 best opening shots of all time. The list looks at every film ever to hit the big screen and determines which opening scenes are worthy of note.
In the video below, CineFix shows each of the top 10 opening shots and gives a brief explanation on why they chose that film's shot. They are a bit biased towards very lengthy opening shots that don't use any cuts, but other than that they are pretty on point with their list. Check it out and tell us what film you think the list might be missing.
Here is the list of films chosen in the video:
10 - The Searchers (1956)
9 - Raging Bull (1980)
8 - Apocalypse Now (1979)
7 - Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
6 - Contact (1997)
5 - Fight Club (1999)
4 - Day for Night (1973)
3 - Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
2 - The Player (1992)
1 - Touch of Evil (1958)