Amazing video of first and final film scenes shown at the same time

Date
17 June 2015

While this video has already made the rounds a couple of times, we keep finding ourselves going back to this film by Jacob T. Swinney. Using 55 films, Jacob brilliantly supercuts the first and final frames of each and places them side-by-side. It’s a fascinating insight into the filmmakers’ decisions and the themes that weave their way into the big, blockbuster features. Some of the opening and closing shots are bewitchingly similar, some show progression or misfortune, and others simply use stunning imagery to grab our attention. From Silver Linings Playbook to The Usual Suspects, Jacobs simultaneously captures the anticipation and resolution felt when watching a film beautifully by placing these two moments next to each other.

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Jacob T. Swinney: First and Final Frames

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Jacob T. Swinney: First and Final Frames

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Jacob T. Swinney: First and Final Frames

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Jacob T. Swinney: First and Final Frames

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Jacob T. Swinney: First and Final Frames

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Jacob T. Swinney: First and Final Frames

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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