Check out the first of three videos focusing on the first and last frames of over 50 films, both modern and classics.
As it turns out, the first and last frames of films tend to tell us more about the story than you might have thought.
Check out part one of the series, edited and uploaded to Vimeo by cinematographer Jacob T. Swinney, below;
The song played in the video is "Any Other Name" by Thomas Newman.
The films featured in part one of First and Final Frames are the following:
|The Tree of Life||00:00|
|Secreto en la montaña||00:15|
|No Country for Old Men||00:23|
|Kill Bill - Vol. 2||00:53|
|Silver Linings Playbook||01:06|
|Children of Men||01:27|
|We Need to Talk About Kevin||01:33|
|Twelve Years A Slave||01:54|
|Godfather - Part II, The||02:05|
|Never Let Me Go||02:17|
|Take This Waltz||03:21|
|Lord of War||03:32|
|The World According to Garp||03:50|
|Saving Private Ryan||03:57|
|Astronaut Farmer, The (2006)||04:16|
|A Record of Youth||04:31|
|Under the Skin||04:47|
|2001 - A Space Odyssey||04:51|
|The Usual Suspects||05:23|
Some of these opening and closing shots really makes you realize and appreciate the efforts put into the structure of these films.
Parts Two and Three
If you like this concept, don't forget to check out parts two and three as well;
Lastly, a big thank you to the creator of those videos, cinematographer Jacob T. Swinney.