Sunday, November 21, 2010

Favorite Opening Scenes: Raging Bull

If I had to choose my favorite shot Martin Scorsese has ever crafted, this would be it. Being the opener for Raging Bull, it does everything an opening scene should, and more. It sets the tone perfectly, and is at the same time sorrowful and beautiful. It is a fine example of why I am ever inspired to make films in the first place. What is also incredible is Scorsese's ability to do this all without so much as moving the camera, as well as the fact that relatively nothing is actually happening in the scene. Definitely one of the best opening sequences ever in a film.