Favourite opening scenes

Favourite opening scenes

Some opening scenes to films are so arresting and brilliant that they stay in the mind. In most cases, the rest of the film is not an anticlimax. My favourite 5 list features films that have great beginnings to great films. Of course that is not everyone’s view, a read a critic who said that Lars von Trier should have quit after the prologue for Melancholia, – witty but not supported by viewing.

All that David Copperfield kind of crap

I only read one of his books – the one. But the Catcher in the Rye spoke to me as much when I reread it at 40 as it did when I first wallowed in it, aged 15 and in so doing discovered some elbow room for my self. J. D. Salinger  1919-2010