Watch: 'Cinema 2012' is Kees van Dijkhuizen's Final Retrospective

December 20, 2012

Cinema 2012

This week we've looked back at the best posters, biggest disappointments and surprisingly great films of 2012 (not to mention our list of films we'd miss if the world ends tomorrow). Now we're back to a video retrospective from the trusty Kees van Dijkhuizen. The editor extraordinaire has had his retrospective videos for 2009, 2010, 2011 featured right here before and now he's back with Cinema 2012 and it does not disappoint. However, what is a little bit sad is that this will be the last retrospective video we'll see from Kees van Dijkhuizen. Surely this is a time consuming task and there are other endeavors to pursue. Watch!

Here's the final retrospective from Kees van Dijkhuizen, Cinema 2012, via SlashFilm:

Here's what Kees van Dijkhuizen had to say about his last video:

Our last night on earth; what better way to spend it than with Cinema. Avengers assembled, dark knights rose and odds were in our favor in a fantastic year in film. Epic conclusions conquered the box office, but smaller pictures like Beasts of the Southern Wild, Seeking A Friend for the End of the World, Safety Not Guaranteed, The Imposter and Ruby Sparks conquered the hearts of audiences around the world. It seems every story we’ve heard deserved to be told.

This year was not free of tragedy, however, and it struck close to home. It made me realize the importance of our shared love for cinema; in the darkest of times, it will bring us together. This recap shows the importance of love in difficult times, how we fool ourselves to cope with the pain we cause others and, in the face of the apocalypse, how small we really are. Cinema is a friend, a teacher, a refuge and a safe place. Here’s to that dream.

This fifth episode is also the finale of my Cinema series. It’s been a tremendous joy and I’ve learned so much from your kind words and feedback. This project demanded a lot of time and effort and to see it rewarded so graciously was absolutely mind-blowing. Thank you all for your support these past years, it’s meant so much to me.

Thanks for all your hard work and great talent, Kees van Dijkhuizen. Your skills will be greatly missed.

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  • This really was one of the best years for film in my entire life.
  • It's amazing how a creative editor can make even the worst films look amazing. If Hollywood doesn't take notice and start putting this guy on trailers then they're nuts.
  • David Darida
    Was looking forward to this the whole year but imho it's the weakest cinema video of Kees'. I found cinemageddon's cinema better...
  • Nathan D
    this retrospective is fantastic! this guy has done some great work. i just recently came across his [films of] series on his youtube channel. if you haven't seen them, definitely check them out.
  • Jim N.
    Meh, not enough Cloud Atlas. No Killing them Softly.
  • CarlaWomb
    I was so certain Wreck-it-Ralph came out in 2012. My bad.
  • great film of 2012
  • lando
    great compilation! a reminder that film rocks..




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