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Top 10 Opening Shots of All Time

The first moments of a movie can set the tone, grab your attention, and let you know a movie is worthwhile. Here are our Top 10 Opening Shots in History! Subscribe: http://goo.gl/9AGRm What did you think of the list? Do you disagree with any of our picks? Feel like we left out or mis-represented any of the films? What do you think are the best movie openings? Has the opening of a movie ever made you stop watching? What other topics would you like to see us cover in future editions of CineFix Movie Lists? Let us know in the comments! THE LIST Symmetry - The Searchers (1956) Pushing through the doorway into the wild, capturing the frontier man as he approaches from afar. Beautiful - Raging Bull (1980) The operatic shadowboxing of a hooded pugilist, bouncing in slow motion, glowing in the occasional snap of a flashbulb, completely at home in the ring. Beautiful - Apocalypse Now (1979) A different kind of operatic violence in its serene ballet of smoke, fire, and helicopters. In Media Res - Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) Panning down from those iconic scrolling titles into an empty starscape, a rebel ship screams into frame throwing us into the middle of a chase we know nothing about. Space - Contact (1997) A tour of our universe turns into a simultaneous retrospective of modern human history via the reach of our radio waves Movie Microcosm - Fight Club (1999) A longshot tour through innerspace - in this case the brain of our hero. Movie Microcosm - Day for Night (1973) Creating and subverting our expectations; defining the world we're going to inhabit in a way we don't understand until the next shot turns it on its head Long Scene - Flowers of Shanghai (1998) An absolutely beautiful oil-lamp-lit 9 minute long shot that pans patiently back and forth across a table in a Chinese brothel following the complicated dynamic of an entire party. Long Take - The Player (1992) A meticulously choreographed crane shot that comments on itself and its industry while simultaneously setting up the entirety of the plot. Long Take - Touch of Evil (1958) Criss-crossing a moving bomb with our heroes time and time again, the audience has no choice but to wait anxiously for it to explode. Want to send us stuff? CineFix c/o Mike Cruz PO BOX 351213 Los Angeles, CA 90035 Watch More Recent Cinefix Videos: 7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Batman (1989)! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18xl9uA0fGQ 2016 Movie Calendar Part 2! - CineFix Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igIlNZ1TN-4 2016 Movie Calendar Part 1! - CineFix Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LdoZnmCCp8 7 MORE Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Back to the Future! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7EYAzLZL50 EX MACHINA / UNDER THE SKIN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV61A0NmFzI Top 5 Best Holiday Movies of All Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP1XLAujDs8 Most Anticipated Movies for 2016! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2WU2dHgvy0 Worst Movies of 2015! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMgEIt-FQdU Best Movies of 2015! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKAtBpZDyso What's Up On Cinefix? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJEZtiqTEsY Star Wars Original Trilogy - 8 Bit Cinema https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE8TQ1fYawk Zombie Interview with Special Effects Makeup Artist Tony Gardner! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXnNEMCQ2eI 7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Nightmare Before Christmas! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBMwh88q6-Y Pan’s Labyrinth - 8 Bit Cinema https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuJjB7Q8Hw4 The Big Short Review! - Cinefix Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8TUz1YEAE4 Top 10 Best Montages of All Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhQHlCaSR_w Batman v Superman VS Civil War Trailer Showdown! - CineFix Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX1bjR4twKw The Princess Bride - What’s The Difference? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLrjNZqBeek 7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Clueless! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gn8-1E5CN8 Star Wars: The Art of Sprite Building - 8-Bit Cinema Behind-The-Scenes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhdfXByQlWA