There are lots of elements in this opening that have just blown my mind. I haven't watched the film and now have multiple expectations; specially with that woman (magnificent Bette Davis), the assassin. Who is she? What is she going to do now? She shown us some ecstatic stupor in her face, but besides that, she seems to be quiet calm and determined.
Now, aesthetically, I would highlight the tremendous effect of light and darkness, as a metaphor for hiding the truth of our actions and our thoughts, but also as a biblical and ascendant myth that connects our human actions with divine ones. Act