Must Watch: Kees van Dijkhuizen's Year-End Review in 'Cinema 2011'

December 22, 2011

Cinema 2011

After the last retrospective looking back at the films of 2011, we decided to slow down the influx of videos chronicling the year in cinema until one of our regular contributors showed up, and Kees van Dijkhuizen has come through with Cinema 2011, another fantastically edited piece of work from the guy who also brought us 15 Years of Fox Searchlight and all those director spotlights. Previously we've featured Cinema 2009 and Cinema 2010, but 2011 could very well be his best work yet with flashes of films like X-Men: First Class, Super 8, Crazy Stupid Love, My Week with Marilyn, Margin Call and more. Watch!

Here's Kees van Dijkhuizen's retrospective Cinema 2011 - a look back at 2011 in movies:

Kees van Dijkhuizen: "A mix of laughs, kisses, fights, tears and everything in between. Each year I’m reminded of the sheer force a couple of frames can hold, and it’s something only found in film. It seems to just fly by, and if you don’t pay attention, you might miss it all. A gorgeous masterpiece about one family coping with the end of the world, the portrait of a young man diagnosed with cancer, the end of a ten-year adventure that reached millions, a cynical writer discovering the magic of Paris. No matter how you look at it, 2011 had something to offer for everyone." A list of music and films used can be found right here. Cool?

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  • Leonidas93
    Don't slow down guys, getting complaints or something?
    • Yea we've had a few, these year end recap videos start popping up in larger quantities every year, so we post a few of the good ones but not a lot, too many and they start to get repetitive. But this is one of the better ones!
      • robdelano
        there's a really heartfelt one that you guys didn't post. tried searching it, but can't find it anymore. was insanely good
  • Wov, that was a lot of films.
  • There were so many films in there that I had forgotten I had seen. 2011 was big. 2012 is supposed to be bigger???? What was the film called about the family who waited for the end of the world?
    • petus
      Not sure if it's Melancholia you're thinking about, but it's my best guess :)~
  • Earth was demolished in Tree of Life too. It'd be nice perhaps to interchange images with Melancholia there at the end.
    • Matt
      Spoilers man, come on now. =(
    • Wait what? It was demolished in Tree of Life? Are you sure, did I miss something?
      • I used a wrong word here, didn't I. The film did show devastation by swollen red giant of our sun. As planned; so no spoliers. 😉
        • P.S. Mercury and Venus were engulfed (demolished). As for the third rock from the sun, it wasn't clearly shown. We could be viewing the left white dwarf from the remains of the Earth (really almost demolished) in one shot.
  • if you like videos like this, check out a video I made about the films shot in Central Park, New York http://www.thenerdthoughts.com/2011/04/central-park-throughout-film-history.html
  • Chazzy
    Best of these kind of videos I've seen this year.  That was beautiful.
  • Before anyone asks, that last song was Foals - Spanish Sahara
  • 2011 was pretty weak to be honest...especially considering the year before you had Inception and Avatar
    • Chazzy
      Every single movie in this montage was better than Avatar.
    • Chazzy
      Which, by the way, came out in 2009.
  • Roderick
    No Super 8?
    • odi
      super 8 is in there




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