The Electric Light Orchestra song Mr. Blue Sky is one of the most joyful tunes out there. So it’s no wonder that filmmakers have used it so often to bring a little light into their movies. Editor Jovi Prata compiled this montage of movie scenes that featured the track, from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
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(PG-13) Despite Hollywood’s unhealthy obsession with reboots, remakes, and sequels, there have been some pretty great movies in the past decade. Little White Lies‘ Luís Azevedo put together this all-too-short compilation of some of the best, from The Grand Budapest Hotel to Mad Max: Fury Road to Get Out.
After taking us back in time to 1979, The Hood Internet dips their toe into the decade of big hair, Pac-Man and Rubik’s Cubes. As the 1980s kicked off, the transition to new wave and power pop is in full force, but disco isn’t quite ready to give up the fight.
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.
Editor KaiserBeamz went back through the extensive catalog of Looney Tunes cartoons, going back from 1929 through 1969, and picked out a choice one-second clip from each one. The 17+ minute reel is packed with quick laughs and serves as a great historical retrospective.
Editor ThorC1138 put together this fantastic montage of movie scenes which take place in or around bathtubs. In all, there are over 150 different films, with memorable scenes from everything from Scarface, to Blazing Saddles, to The Jerk, to The Shining, to A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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.
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.
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.
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