05 September 2007

Classic film openings #1 - Trainspotting

Choose Ewan. Choose Euan. Choose Boyle. Choose a family. Choose a fucking great source novel, choose adrenalin, fast editing, manic chase scene and an Iggy Pop soundtrack. Choose a great script, little known actors, and a writer who penned Shallow Grave. Choose a starter scene with a voice over in a thick Scottish accent. Choose jump cuts, captions and non-linear time frames. Choose ending on a freeze frame of a grinning loon off his head on smack. Choose a surreal real life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose Hollywood. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got Trainspotting?

This is #1 in a list of brilliant opening scenes, this time opening a brilliant movie.

1 comment:

Peter Slattery said...

Fantastic opening. Cant help but love every second of it.