“If I’d known where it would end, I’d never let anything start…”
The Lady From Shanghai, 1947, directed by Orson Welles.
From Citizen Kane’s (1941, dir. Orson Welles) opening sequence, the famous gothic-style shot of Xanadu (“the costliest monument of a man to himself”), the home of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane. Sequence can be seen here.