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by Danny Baldwin

The opening credits sequence of Andrew Niccol's "Lord of War" uses a combination of CGI effects and traditional wide-angle lens photography to show the voyage of a bullet from manufacturing in the West to its ultimate destination in the head of an innocent in a third-world nation. The visual narrative is one of cause and effect, creating an easily decoded political message that is reinforced by the use of Buffalo Springsteen's iconic protest tune "What's that Sound?" on the soundtrack.

Lord of War (Niccol, 2005) — Voyage of a Bullet

A bullet is manufactured and exported in the opening title sequence of "Lord of War."

from Lord of War (2005)
Creator: Andrew Niccol
Distributor: Lionsgate
Posted by Danny Baldwin