Watch: First Excellent Tribute to This Year in Film - 'The 2011 Portfolio'

December 6, 2011

The 2011 Portfolio

Yep, it's that time. It's already December, the year is almost over. Along with big releases, Oscar bait and Top 10 lists aplenty, another annual tradition we see every December are numerous tribute videos, looking back at a year in film. It all began with oyguvaltshappy's first "Year for Drama" video back in 2007, and has continued every year since, because some of these are truly exhilarating to watch. This first one from 2011 (via Awards Daily), created by Alex "hatinhand" and titled The 2011 Portfolio, features some of the best clips and best music from this year ("Immigrant Song", of course). The first of many, already a must watch.

Here's the first cinematic year in review tribute video, titled The 2011 Portfolio, as edited by "Alex":

"The 2011 slate of releases, from The Adjustment Bureau to Zookeeper." While there's been years with more drama or more action, he mentions in the YouTube comments about this year: "This is where a cathartic and overarching statement would succinctly sum up the year's displays of creativity, passion, ingenuity, and bravado, but the only thing that comes to mind is: weird shit. Lots of weird shit… [But] what's not to like? Something for everyone." Indeed. The footage in this comes from 166 films, he uses 6 different songs, and took over a month to edit together in AVID. You can find the music and full list of film clips at those two links, if you're interested and can't recognize any of it on your own. Another great year in film! Thoughts?

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  • Unfortunately, this UMG-music-content is not available in Germany because GEMA has not granted the respective music publishing rights. Blurg...
    • Felix, check the YouTubeUnblocker - its an online tool to watch every Youtube Video - http://millus.kulando.de/post/2011/02/13/gesperrte-youtube-videos-ansehen-entblocken-entsperrenEnjoy the 2011 Portfolio Video
  • Horgin
    That was really good.
  • tir na nog
    Disappointing cinema year,cant think of many outstanding films apart from Drive and Rise of the Apes[have not seen Shame,or Hugo,yet].Hanna and Xmen were fine. Next year,the Hobbit,Dark knight rises,Prometheus,Spiderman,man on a ledge,Dark shadows,snow white and the huntsman,Avengers,warm bodies,Dredd,looper,gangster squad,cloud atlas,skyfall,iron sky,wrath of the titans {guilty pleasure} ,47 Ronin,django unchained,Gravity,world war z,Lincoln,Gatsby,total recall,step up 4 {just kidding).
    • Horgin
      Next year is certainly stacking up to be absolutely fantastic, but don't be so quick to dismiss this year. You seem to have forgotten stuff like 50/50, Melancholia, Midnight in Paris, Attack the Block, Like Crazy, Rango, Immortals, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Guard, Moneyball, Adjustment Bureau, Hesher, Tree of Life, and Our Idiot Brother. And those are just the ones I've seen. Horrible Bosses, Another Earth, Crazy Stupid Love, The Rum Diary, The Descendents, My Week with Marilyn, I've heard good things about all of those. Furthermore, we're still waiting on War Horse and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Maybe it can't compare with next year, but 2011 has certainly been a very good year for movies.
      • krankehaus
        You seriously think 2011 has been a very good year for movies ? Pretty much all the movies you listed were really enjoyable (more or less) but none of them were actually that memorable. I can't point out a single film from this year that stood up from the rest of the crowd, even those with very high ratings were mediocre at best.
      • Jrev
        Agreed.. and btw.. idk how you and "tir na nog" left out Warrior.. I though it was amazing. But Drive was definitely my favorite so far. I need to see Shame and Girl with The Dragon Tattoo  
  • Not enough Super 8
    • Ricardo_PT
      I think we all had enough super 8 with...super 8 :p
  • Coltman15
    What movie is at 5:03?
    • tir na nog
      Thats Beginners.
      • Coltman15
        Thanks, Mélanie Laurent...
  • T_lynn4
    I always love these
  • Anonymous
    Ugh so much I still want to see. 
  • I hear Matt Shapiro's is going to be out any time now, and then Gen Ip and Kees van Dijkhuizen are both coming out really soon too. I swear these videos are getting as competitive as Oscar season itself.
  • Foreign cinema seems to be ingored, mostly..
  • Chazzy
    Ugh, I hate these... cuz it makes me realize how many movies I DIDN'T see.
  • not very good
    There were not many good movies this year. thats what you just showed 
  • Mavis
    I think the problem with this video is it's too long and not enough emotion in it. Maybe that's exactly how he feel about 2011 movies




Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
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1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
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