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Watch now: The first and last frames of iconic films in a supercut video

By Jacob T. Swinney

Take a look at the visually stunning supercut video by Jacob T. Swinney entitled – 'First and Final Frames'. The edit compares the first and final scenes from iconic films, side by side and brings into focus the detailed approach to cinematic storytelling by renowned directors...

Jacob T. Swinney has created a supercut video, which places the first and final shots of 55 iconic films side-by-side for comparison. It can be easy to get swept up in the compelling stories, or thrilling action during a cinematic experience, and to overlook some of the finer film making details that directors deliberated over.

This super edit, which features first and final frames from movies such as; Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch Drunk Love, and David Fincher's Fight Club, among others, is a wonderful concept, which highlights the aesthetic and sometimes symmetrical poignancy of the visual start and end to cinematic story-telling. Enjoy the video above.