We think the general film going population can agree that 2010 was a lackluster year for movies. We had some good contenders hit theaters in the fall but other than that it was, for lack of a better word, “meh.” Each year Kees van Dijkhuizen is known for editing together amazing videos that highlight the brightest and the best that film has to offer and 2010 was no different. Check out what Kees managed to put together this year…
We’ve reached the end of yet another unforgettable year of movies. Not only did this years movies push boundaries even further, they did so with impeccable risks. In a time of recession and playing-it-safe, films like Inception and The Social Network still found a great audience. But smaller films also, like Blue Valentine, Splice, Buried and Breaking Upwards found a loving audience. It’s crazy to think that all these films came out in one year, and so I tried my best do give them each a moment of glory in my latest film retrospective, Cinema 2010.
It’s the follow-up to the successful Cinema 2009, which obtained almost a million views on YouTube. 60,000 film fanatics used it to reflect on their year of film on New Years Eve. It was also screened in front of over 300 directors, producers and distributors in Amsterdam. Cinema 2010 perfects what 2009 accomplished; a personal, stylish and extensive summary of a year in film. Hopefully it will surpass Cinema 2009′s success, but even if it doesn’t, it’s still something to look out for. It premiered during the Houston Film Critics Society’s annual Award Show on December 18th and was available on YouTube December 21st. The broadcast of the award show on national television will feature Cinema 2010 as well.
The video is about five and a half minutes long and it took over 300 hours to edit. Considering the amount of footage used, and the music, it’s quite a feat. Although we have to admit this year’s video wasn’t as breathtaking as 2009 or 2008, considering Hollywood’s current climate, we’re not surprised. This is still a good compilation when you take into account what there was to work with.
What do you think of Cinema 2010?