100 Years of Movies: 100 Shots

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  1. jharper2 says:

    Magnificent and very well done. How many movies there are that are part of our cultural common currency.
    It is amazing how different two movie can be, that were released in adjacent years. What a broad sweep they can encompass.
    The editors could go back and make another compilation of 100 shots that would be entirely different, and go and make a third, so vast is the scope of cinema in the past 100 years.
    One cavilling note, many dramas continued to be b&w for a decade after 1953, To Kill a Mockingbird, or Psycho, or Anatomy of a Murder. I suspect it was partly money and partly a feeling that serious drama was above the mere entertainment spectacle of colour.

    Thank you so much for posting this.

    • jharper2 says:

      I do not accept the title: Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back.
      The real title for me is just “The Empire Strikes Back”

      Curmudgeon in Regina

    • jharper2 says:

      Just as powerful the 2nd and third times through,
      So much Hitchcock, and so many more landmark images from him.
      Even with the videos own music, in many scenes I could hear the movie’s own music in my mind’s ear. A stunning note on the power of movie music.
      And culturally important snippets of dialogue as well.

      • jharper2 says:

        And sometimes displaced dialogue such as this from The Adventures of Robin Hood: “I am Robin of Locksley, you killed my father, prepare to die.”