Category Archives: Film

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An intriguing side-by-side juxtaposition of the first and last shots of fifty five films by Jacob T. Swinney set to ‘Any Other Name’ by Thomas Newman. To wit:

What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side. Some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while others are vastly different–both serving a purpose in communicating various themes. Some show progress, some show decline, and some are simply impactful images used to begin and end a film.

Full listing here.

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For your consideration.

Tadhg O’Sullivan writes:

I have a new film – The Great Wall – premiering on Monday at 6pm as part of JDIFF. Based on a Kafka short story it was shot across eleven countries over the last year and looks at borders, exclusion and power in Europe. Using Kafka’s mysterious ‘The Building of the Great Wall of China’ as narration, the film is a timely and very cinematic look at how the continent protects its own interests….