I eventually settled on "Skateaway," partly for sentimental reasons, as it was the first song that I heard from the album. Coincidentally, it was the only single from Making Movies to chart in the U.S., reaching #58, while the LP hit #19. The song is classic Dire Straits, with a great beat, cool lyrics and interesting, artistic guitar work by Mark Knopfler.
The song was inspired by a girl on roller skates in New York City, and the somewhat dated video (featuring "it girl" Jayzik Azikiwe) does reflect the story line. I liked that the band is barely present in the video, and when they do appear, it is a humorous, awkward moment. (I especially liked that the Stratocaster gets better lighting and more air time than the band).
Dire Straits would go on to have tremendous success with the somewhat more commercial-sounding Brothers in Arms, but in my opinion Making Movies was their masterpiece.