The opening sequence of the film is much appreciated by local town historians, as it shows Main Street before it was devasted by the catastrophic floods of 1955.
[blip.tv ?posts_id=2347716&dest=-1]This clip, which may be slow to load, is nine minutes long. Carmine Cornelio appears behind the wheel of a gorgeous powder blue Oldsmobile. It appears that the professional crew must have mounted the camera on the hood of the car for this sequence. Music was added and additional minor editing was done on this clip from the 2009 version.
The initial sequence takes place at the Winchester Soldier’s Monument; fascinating details about the historical and artistic value of that site can be found here.