Monday, May 10, 2010

First and Last, Eyeballing It

the first image after the opening credits and the last image before the end credits fade out.


Can you guess the movie?

About the eyeball... this actor or actress has just about the best eyes in the cinema. If I were him or her it'd be in my contract to get my eyeballs a closeup right up front in every movie. Just like this!

Highlight for the answer: It's Kathryn Bigelow's underappreciated 1995 sci-fi film STRANGE DAYS. Maybe her recent Best Director win will draw attention back to her other gems.

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22 comments:

GJB said...

It *is* a very beautiful eyeball, but I'm stumped...

GJB said...

Though I can't quite figure out that final shot I'm going to through out a guess: Strange Days.

troyhopper said...

"Contact" is my best guess.

Ryan T. said...

I was going to guess "Contact" as well...

Ben said...

Don't think it's Contact. First shot would be of Earth, not Ellie's eye.

Gonna go out on a limb: Away From Her?

NATHANIEL R said...

GJB... wow. you're guess is correct. It is indeed strange days and the eyeball belongs to Ralph Fiennes.

GJB said...

Ah! So that is confetti... I shouldn't really play First & Last on my cellphone.
Strange Days is a heavily under-rated film. I hope Bigelow's recent triumph will result in people exploring her back catalogue.

verninino said...

Finally one I would've gotten-- had I not taken an early lunch!

The last shot is the New Year's confetti, I think.

I've had Angella Bassett on the brain since you mentioned her in your Lena Horne tribute this morning.

Andrea said...

I don't know, I think Cillian Murphy has pretty electrifying eyes Bit of dork trivia - Christopher Nolan did make him take off his glasses all the time in Batman Begins, just so Nolan could capture his eyes.

Chris Na Taraja said...

Since Jake Gyllenhaal has beautiful eyes, I'm going to guess OCTOBER SKy

pomme said...

Vera Farmiga,James McAvoy and Cillian Murphy have the most beautiful eyes of the cinema actually on my opinion

NATHANIEL R said...

pomme -- vera farmiga's eyes. I always feel like they're not even real. Like she's actually an alien or a diety.

badmotherfucker said...

Agreed, Farmiga's eyes are stunning. Also: Gael Garcia Bernal's eyes are intense.

Dimitra said...

Haha, nobody will ever top Paul Newman...although I believe Saoirse Ronan is pretty close.

john said...

I've always thought that Faye Dunaway's eyes were quite...hypnotic, especially in Network. But they are n't anymore, now that her face has been altered.

The Z said...

I knew it was Ralph Fiennes, but the movie was lost on me.

Lucky said...

Saoirse Ronan's eyes are beatiful

Derreck said...

Paul Newman and Neal McDonough have beautiful icy blue eyes..

RJ said...

We talking current cinema or of all time? If it's of all time, then it's Elizabeth Taylor then everyone else.

NATHANIEL R said...

RJ -- whether we're talking current or all time... i think Ralph Fiennes is still way the hell up there. But yes, Paul Newman. Liz Taylor. Saoirse Ronan... lotta good ones.

Janice said...

I can't believe no one's mentioned Ewan McGregor's eyes! I've never seen the Island but I loved that close-up of his eye in the trailer.

Anonymous said...

SAOIRSE RONAN.....amazing eyes