With a reverse dolly or reverse zoom the viewer backs away from its subject instead of moving towards it. Jim Casey of The Solomon Society put together this great edit of reverse shots set appropriately to Say Lou Lou’s cover of Tame Impala’s Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.
(PG-13: Language) Brands spend big bucks to have their products featured in movies and on TV. When its subtle, we can deal with it, but when it’s blatant and tacky, it’s another story. Fun with Guru compiled this reel of some of the most heinous “product integrations” ever.
Despite the breadth of his work, there are still trademark stylistic touches that appear in many of Steven Spielberg’s films, not the least of which is his use of background lighting. Jorge Luengo Ruiz put together this short reel of some of these visually powerful moments.
Celebrate some of the best and brightest films of the year with this excellent supercut from CLS Videos. The reel features great movies like Blade Runner 2049, Get Out, Baby Driver, and The Shape of Water, backed by a duo of great tracks by musicians Sparks and Nena.
Editor ThorC1138 managed to find scenes from 100 different films in which a character spoke a different number between 1 and 100, then cut them together into a multi-movie countdown. We were really hoping for a rocket lift-off or a big explosion at the end.
While action and visual effects dominate our screens these days, editor Vugar Efendi reminds us that at the core of every great film are its characters, with this wonderful retrospective. Along the way, we were reminded of how many classics we need to go back and watch again.
Editor Brian Carroll follows up his compilation of top-down shots with another reel of films in which the camera hovers above the action. Note to actors: If the script calls for this, there’s a good chance your soul is leaving your body. The track is Down by Run the Jewels f/Joi.
(PG-13: Language) Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat follows up on his awesome Bruce Willis action flick with a sequel. And unlike Die Hard 2, this one is actually as good as the original. See if you can name all 53 movies, then watch with captions on to see if you’re right.
(Spoilers, PG-13) Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Fans of Westworld will want to watch this season one montage from Burger Fiction. Not every question was answered, but the show is doing a much better job clueing us in than Lost ever did.
If we were ever to join the mob, our outfit of choice would be the Adidas tracksuit. Travis Greenwood and Robert Jones compiled some of the many memorable on-screen uses for this versatile piece of wardrobe, from Back to the Future to The Royal Tenenbaums.