Must Watch: Matthew Shapiro Returns with '2012: The Cinescape'

January 2, 2013

2012: The Cinescape

It's already 2013, but that doesn't mean we can't still look back at the great year of films 2012 brought us. We've already featured Nick Bosworth's Final Cut 2012, Kees van Dijkhuize's Cinema 2012, Genrocks Filmography 2012, Christopher Sherwood's Cinemageddon 2012, Nick Kinder's The Movies of 2012 and The 2012 Movie Trailer Mash-Up. Now one of our longtime favorites, Matthew Shapiro (check out his videos for 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008), returns with 2012: The Cinescape. It's gorgeous, powerful, features some great music and films ranging from Beasts of the Southern Wild to Men in Black 3. Watch now!

Here's Matthew Shapiro's 2012: The Cinescape, originally found via SlashFilm:

Matthew Shapiro, as always, put in a lot of work for this video, right down to the comprehensive film list that also includes which lines of dialogue are featured as voiceover. Shapiro says, "Maybe it's weird to think of movie trailers as a source of material for storytelling, but until Spielberg hits me up, this is a pretty fun way to interact with the film world." Personally, I love his use of a track by M83 (check out the full music list on the YouTube page), but I'm truly blown away how he puts the dialogue from each of these films together.

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    I love these. It is so interesting how much the score and editing can effect the tone of the films.
  • Baron the Curse
    There are just way too many of these.
    • Ha I'm pretty sure this is the last one for a while... we did just hit 2013! And this was the 6th one we've posted, whew.
    • I don't mean to split hairs, but Matt was doing these before anybody else.
  • Bobba
    How do these people find these clips?
  • GWills
    Hands down, best one yet!
  • aes
    lol youtube removed it
  • none
    where can I watch it it's been remove?
  • Baron the Curse
    That's weird, Connie Francis is against free advertisement of is product.
  • Matt
    It is being uploaded to Vimeo now, should be up shortly.
    • Matt
      Hoping to have the copyright issues resolved by tomorrow, but feel free to replace with the Vimeo version: https://vimeo.com/56672333
      • David Banner
        There's hundreds and hundreds of full movies(even just released on Blu-Ray) on youtube-and they removed the one you made? Sounds like logic.
      • David Banner
        Ah, btw, good work here :)
  • Schlamphans
    Everytime i watch these...first I smile and then i have something in my eyes...i love all of them, I don't care how many are out there :)
  • lane
    best one yet, great work Matt. what's the one at 3:58/3:59 with the eye reflecting cityscape?
    • lane
      scratch that- saw the list, thanks!
  • Orion
    Am I the only one who feels these yearly roundups, Matt Shapiro's in particular, tend to over do the whole "flash to characters doing the exact same actions in different movies" thing? Isn't there a more subtle way of illustrating shared themes and motifs without just showing David Hasselhoff walk out of tent, then Will Smith walk out of a building, then Joaquin Phoenix walk out of a building then JGL on a bike then Anne Hathaway on a bike etc etc. Sorry to labour the point but I guess it just irks me a little.




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