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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Ten Great Opening Lines

1. "Alright Curly, enough's enough." (Chinatown, 1974)
2. "Will you just watch the hair?" (Saturday Night Fever, 1977)
3. "This is the universe. Big isn't it?" (Stairway to Heaven, 1946)
4. "Somebody's comin', Pah." (Shane, 1953)
5. "Do not drink wine nor strong drink." (The Wild Bunch, 1969)
6. "I believe in America." (The Godfather, 1972)
7. "Radar!" (M*A*S*H, 1970)
8. "Who are you?" "I am death" (The Seventh Seal, 1956)
9. "Take off your clothes." (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988)
10. "There's an old joke..." (Annie Hall, 1977)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mark, love your lists. But when you say 'Stairway to Heaven', don't you in fact mean 'A Matter of Life and Death'? Stairway was the US title of this film, arguably the greatest British one ever made.