Another Phenomenal New Retrospective Video: Cinema 2009

December 23, 2009
Source: YouTube

Cinema 2009

Ah yes, the 2009 retrospectives are starting to hit. Kees van Dijkhuizen has created his own Cinema 2009 video featuring glorious high definition footage and some incredible music. This is a vast improvement over the one we featured last week, but I'm still waiting for the retrospective video from oyguvaltshappy, who was the one that started it all back in 2007. The title of this new one is 1 Year, 342 Movies, 12 Months of Production, 7 Minutes. I love this video quite a bit because I love what Kees does with the editing and the speeding-up and music and dialogue and slow-mo. Sorry for going crazy, but this really is wonderful. Enjoy.

"2009 proved that innovation is rewarded, and for that reason, I've decided no film should be left behind. I've nearly tripled the amount of footage used in 2008: A Tribute To The Movies." Whenever I watch these, I always think back to all the movies I saw this year and remember the good times. It leaves me in such a great mood because although I know X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn't the best movie, this at least reminds me of the hype for it and of all the better scenes in that movie. And that goes for almost every movie he's featured. So beautiful, always amazing to watch. Keep these coming every year, Kees, don't want ’em to stop.

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Needs more up and hangover. Also felt like his need to include eveything overpowered his love of movies. Felt less like a highlight reel and more like a advertisement to buy a movie theater. I say he cuts down and makes it more personal.

Jack on Dec 23, 2009


That was awesome thanks

OCP on Dec 23, 2009


needs more obvious district 9... i mean there was stuff there from ong bak 2 and fired up, how hard can more district 9 be... the scene from the trailer where wikus catches the RPG should lend itself to use in these types of videos quite well

Janny on Dec 23, 2009



jh on Dec 23, 2009


I love the songs Kees chose for this. It's great.

ian melton on Dec 23, 2009


Good to see some love for Joseph Gordon-Levitz in Killshot, a sraight-to-dvd release.

Greek on Dec 23, 2009


well done, perhaps this man should be given a job cutting trailers, i cant fathom watching that many movies in one year (not that he did). would be nice though.

Orangutang on Dec 23, 2009


the plot was diffcult to follow

pm on Dec 23, 2009


Incredible~ Thanks for sharing

Kay on Dec 23, 2009


cool - good to see some Aussie films in the cut, could have been some more British films in the mix. damn well cut

Jimmy on Dec 23, 2009


Can anyone tell me(Alex?) what the picture above the video is from? It looks very 500 Days of Summer, but I can't place it and I really love the look of it. Thanks.

Scotty97 on Dec 23, 2009


Brilliant. Nice selection, pacing, transitions. It is obvious he put a lot of work into that. I really enjoy these year end retrospectives. The screen shot is from 500 Days of Summer. I am not sure if that sketching effect was in the movie or something he added.

t on Dec 23, 2009


That was awesome gave me the chills.....things like this really show how much work goes into cinema and respects every last one to do with it.

Cody on Dec 23, 2009


Scotty97, post 11: It's from 500 days of summer, the sketch sequence.

Nick on Dec 24, 2009


#11: Yes its from the movie 500 Days of Summer, that sketching effect was also there. Overall i prefer last years video more than this one, probably because the video from last year actually told a story and was more personal. Sure in the new one he missed some movies, but i didnt get the same sense of emotion as the other guys video. Hopefully he creates one and that it is better than the 2 released this week so far. I also loved how he caught some real gems, such as Gomorrah, which is now part of the Criterion Collection!

Nikhil Hariharan on Dec 24, 2009


Still a lot I haven't seen from this, will need to see mores...

Crapola on Dec 24, 2009


goosebumps... until 2:53. soundtrack ruined it.

Ton on Dec 24, 2009


wow thats quite an editing and editing and editing 😀 loved the music and scene sync 😀

Burak "D'aequitas" on Dec 25, 2009


I was just watching the recap from 2008 and I realized that this wasn't a great year of movies. Sure it's crossing the $10 billion mark, but I can count with one hand the movies I've actually liked in 2009.

Alfredo on Dec 25, 2009


Amazing video! Makes me think of all the movies I've missed out on.. straight to an interesting one 😛 ---> What was that movie with the crocodile charging the guy in the mud..?

Andreas on Dec 25, 2009


#20, that was Ong Bak 2, its a Thai Marital arts movie. pretty kickass.

Blake on Dec 26, 2009


what were all the songs used? im in canada and can get the itunes link on the youtube description to work... great job by the way, such a pro job

shawn on Dec 26, 2009


Personally I thought that 2009 was a shitful year for hollywood, I liked maybe 2 maybe three films total.

d1rEct on Dec 27, 2009


Awesome! Can anyone tell me what the name of song starts in 1:31 ????

TRanK on Jan 2, 2010


Real awesome video. But, where is Surrogates? Maybe not the best movie, but still kind of original concept in it. And yeah, could anyone please post the soundtrack used in the video?

Lopez on Jan 20, 2010


Also, Gamer was not included in the video, but still. Nice work 🙂

Lopez on Jan 20, 2010

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