Watch: 100 Years/100 Shots, Official Selection of Tribeca 2016
Jacob T. Swinney’s latest supercut 100 Years/100 Shots, a compilation of the most iconic shots from some of the most memorable films of the past 100 years, screened as part of Tribeca N.O.W. at the Tribeca Film Festival.
“While many of these shots are the most recognizable in film history, others are equally iconic in their own right,” Swinney explains in the video’s description on Vimeo. “For example, some shots pioneered a style or defined a genre, while others tested the boundaries of censorship and filmgoer expectations. If anything, I want this video to be a reminder as to why we all love cinema so much.”
There are few surprises among his selections, as he features classics such as Birth of a Nation, Nosferatu, Battleship Potemkin, It Happened One Night, The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, It’s a Wonderful Life, Sunset Boulevard and Singing in the Rain. Hitchcock’s filmography is well covered with shots from Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho and the cinema of the ’70s is represented with mainstream hits such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Jaws, Rocky and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. For recent films, Swinney selects shots from Gravity, Boyhood and Mad Max: Fury Road.