Friday, February 12, 2010

Sam Fuller

Is there a more amazing opening sequence than that in Sam Fuller's Naked Kiss (Thanks to Howard Rodman for reminding me of this):

Then there's Park Row, with that great opening shot and filled with some terrific tracking shots and long takes. A tribute to the early days of journalism made with Sam's own money. But Fuller would turn in his grave if he knew the state of newspapers today. Unfortunately this is the only extract of the film I could find:

1 comment :

El Hombre Invisible said...

That's great, but I've just rewatched (for the 100th time!)the start of 'Taxi Driver' and was struck by how brilliant that is...with Hermann's amazing score and that yellow cab gliding through the steam like a ghost ship. Not forgetting the first 20mins(?) of 'Once Upon A Time In The West'. And the long opening take of 'Touch Of Evil'.