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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.
In 1999 Mat Hoffman endured an experimental synthetic ACL replacement surgery with no anesthesia. He stayed awake while doctors drilled through six inches of bone. Story told by Mat Hoffman and illustrated by Taj Mihelich.
Gaze into Eminem’s psycho stare then hit play.