Monday, April 20, 2015

In Medias Res: 10 Nonnarrative Film Openings

(M.A. Reilly, 2015)

Thinking about being in the middle of things 

and how some films open in medias res. 

Here's 10 to consider.



Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)



Crossfire (1947,  Edward Dmytryk)



Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)



8½ (1964, Federico Fellini)



Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) (stop at 6:40




Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)



The Usual Suspects (1995, Bryan Singer)



Lost Highway (1997, David Lynch)



Mulholland Drive (2001, David Lynch)


Mulholland Drive Pilot - Opening Credits / Rita... by kary82

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry)

Still images before this opening:





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