Millennium (1996-1999) Introductory Montage
As disaster looms, the road ahead is unknown. How do we avert the crisis? Stay in the same lane? Change lanes? What course do we take?
Can we run away from the Evil?
We seem to be stalking a shadowy woman in the next shot as the legend "worry" appears on screen. This word is yet another symbol of an overwhelming sensory fear, this anticipatory anxiety.
In this case, the woman -- whose face remains unseen -- walks towards the light, but the position of the shot reveals important information that she does not have access to.
We are watching her from the bushes. We are spying on her. The evil is ready to jump, to reveal itself...and she is unprepared.
Can that peace last?
Millennium -- and its gorgeous but discomforting introduction montage -- showcases the idea that the wolf is already at our door...and perhaps inside the house.