This video cleverly pairs up the first and final frames of numerous films side by side. I haven’t seen the overwhelming majority of the movies featured in this, but it was still an interesting thing to watch through.
From Jacob Swinney:
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.