The Players: Long Shot / Establishing Shot / Opening Shot

Opening Sequence Link

The Player (1992)

Director: Robert Altman

Cinematography: Jean Lépine

Writer: Michael Tolkin, (Book and Screenplay)


The opening sequence of The Player establish:

  1. Location

  2. Leading Roles

  3. Power Dynamics

  4. Plot

  5. “Hollywood”

  6. This movie’s place in film technique history.

  7. The Myth of Hollywood

Quickie Mart simulation from  The Simpson Ride , Universal Studios

Quickie Mart simulation from The Simpson Ride, Universal Studios