Carnage: Amid the appalling devastation and bodies of dead soldiers, a crucifix stands tall - miraculously preserved from the shell fire. The powerful image was captured after a bloody skirmish in 1917 - and Walter's son Volkmar says: 'This photograph is like an accusation - an accusation against war'
For the film, I can imagine the opening credits appear over several moving images showing a grungy New York City. It would set the scene and the tone of the film. This fence in particularly could foreshadow the fate of Sonny and the history of Sal.