Must Watch: Matt Shapiro's 2009: The Cinescape Retrospective
by Alex Billington
January 1, 2010
It's New Years Day, stores are closed, most of you are probably recovering from a vicious hangover, so why not take one final look back at 2009? Matt Shapiro (aka oyguvaltshappy on YouTube), who first started these cinematic retrospectives back in 2006, has finally finished his latest video - 2009: The Cinescape. I'm not sure if it's as good as the one from Kees van Dijkhuizen that we ran a few weeks ago, but it is pretty damn good. The music in this is Radiohead's "Exit Music (For a Film)" and he puts together some great clips to go along with it. It gets really good at the end with all the action, too. What a way to kick off 2010!
Matt's introduction: "So here we are, at the end of a momentous decade, and the personal significance this video holds with me - I made the first one around the time high school started, and I made this one as its approaching an end - makes me especially proud to present to you, for the fourth (but certainly not final) time, 2009: The Cinescape." I really dig his choice of footage and I love how it builds with the emotional parts first, highlighting the eyes and the faces of so many great performances this year, eventually leading into the action. This is probably the last 2009 retrospective we're featuring this year, so I hope you enjoy it!