The Sequence: Chunky credits text is cleverly slotted into New York cityscapes, as David Fincher establishes a wider setting for his thriller – which mostly takes place within a single building.
Key Moment: The ticking clock sound effect in the score hints that a breakneck race against time is coming up. Also that pivotal ‘Directed By David Fincher’ credit – important, that.
Does It Prepare You For The Film? Creeping violins and muted, green-ish lighting give us an inkling that we’re in for something serious – though you might wonder when the house arrest action will hit the Manhattan streets.