Watch now: The first and last frames of iconic films in a supercut video
By Jacob T. Swinney
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.