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25th Apr 2016

The montage of cinema’s best shots over the past 100 years is stunning

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Cassie Delaney

What a shot.

Film editor Jacob Swinney wanted to remind us of the magic of cinema with this beautiful 100-shot compilation of all his favourite scenes.

He writes:

“[This video is] a journey through the past 100 years of cinema–the most memorable shot from each year (in my opinion). While many of these shots are the most recognisable in film history, others are equally iconic in their own right. For example, some shots pioneered a style or defined a genre, while others tested the boundaries of censorship and filmgoer expectations. If anything, I want this video to be a reminder as to why we all love cinema so much.”

Jacob has pulled scenes from classics like Birth of a Nation, Citizen Kane, Frankenstein, Scarface, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, It’s a Wonderful Life and A Streetcar Names Desire, The Dark Knight, Avatar, Inception, Tree of Life, The Avengers, Gravity, Boyhood and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Check it out here.