Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Fall - Opening Titles
While I enjoyed Tarsem's The Fall very much, I kind of feel the intro was a little too good. It overshadows the entire movie for me. These opening titles are some of the best I've ever seen in a movie. The whole sequence is immaculate. The imagery combined with one of Beethoven's best pieces really sets my loins aflame. Music is Beethoven's 7th symphony, Movement 2: Allegretto.
This same music was also used to great effect in the Nic Cage vehicle 'Knowing', by Alex Proyas (Dark City). As it turns out, that piece is an excellent choice of music for the end of the world as we know it.
And fuck it, you know what? I liked Knowing. It's not a bad movie, and in some spots it's actually a really good movie. I should write a blog about it. But I probably won't.