I love films almost as much as I love books. As with books, the most crucial portion of the work is the opening sequence. It must capture viewer's attention and imagination just like the first passage of a great novel or the first line of a memorable poem. The opening sequence of Forrest Gump is one of my favorites. It creates a beautiful foreshadowing of the story which follows. A white feather drifts in what appears to be a haphazard fashion from a clear blue sky to land neatly at Forrest's feet.
I'd like you to imagine that you're something like that feather, an inanimate eyewitness and harbinger of events. Would you be a grain of sand, a raindrop, a dust bunny, etc. ? Where would you go? How would you get there?