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by Danny Baldwin

At the beginning of "28 Days Later," Cillian Murphy's Jim first awakens in his hospital bed and notices that not a soul is around him. He screams out for someone, anyone. But he quickly realizes his vocal efforts are all for naught—the apocalypse is evidently nigh—which gives way to this nearly two-minute wordless sequence of Jim walking around London. By combining handheld and surveillance shots of the city (heightened by the film's consumer-grade DV aesthetic), director Danny Boyle captures the isolation, enormity, and pure shock of Jim's ensuing personal crisis without any dialogue.

28 Days Later (Boyle, 2002) — Wandering London

Cillian Murphy's Jim can't find another soul on the streets of London after he awakens in his hospital bed.

from 28 Days Later (2002)
Creator: Danny Boyle
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Posted by Danny Baldwin