Saturday, January 23, 2010

AFT Awards: Best Opening

This is the twenty-third category of the 3rd Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them. Click here to see previous years of this category.

Note: This category is for opening sequences. Full scenes like those in “Up” and “Inglourious Basterds” are represented in the upcoming Top 10 Scenes of the Year.

The winner:
Watchmen gloriously rewrote history to the tune of “The Times They Are A Changing” with an stunning and affecting montage of the Watchmen from the 1940s to the 1980s.

Other nominees:
That Evening Sun introduced its protagonist with a lasting chronicling of his escape from a nursing home and immersion back into the real world. Gentlemen Broncos perused science fiction novel covers to the tune of “In The Year 2525,” lending its opening far more cleverness than the movie. Bruno was flashy and exciting, to “Nessaja” by Scooter, before there was too much…flashing. House of the Devil invoked the 1980s in a fun, creative way and conveyed the naivety of its protagonist.

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