1. This is a video countdown of the best films of 2013, curated and cut by yours truly. All video and music came from 2013 films, full lists of both are included below. The idea for this project was sparked, inspired and downright taken from David Ehrlich's annual countdown video (see his take on 2013 here: vimeo.com/80862133). This project also served as a chance for me to get my feet wet in Final Cut X.

    Curator's Note: These "films" are strictly of the dramatic/scripted variety. I have a separate list for documentaries.

    The 13 Best Films of 2013:
    13. New World
    12. The Wolf of Wall Street
    11. Her
    10. Inside Llewyn Davis
    9. Only God Forgives
    8. Beyond the Hills
    7. Reality
    6. The Place Beyond the Pines
    5. Before Midnight
    4. A Touch of Sin
    3. The Wind Rises
    2. 12 Years a Slave
    1. The Great Beauty

    Chapter Timecodes:
    Intro = 00:00
    13. New World = 00:17
    12. The Wolf of Wall Street = 01:05
    11. Her = 01:40
    10. Inside Llewyn Davis = 02:16
    9. Only God Forgives = 02:47
    8. Beyond the Hills = 03:33
    7. Reality = 03:58
    6. The Place Beyond the Pines = 04:24
    5. Before Midnight = 05:30
    4. A Touch of Sin = 06:21
    3. The Wind Rises = 06:57
    2. 12 Years a Slave = 07:30
    1. The Great Beauty = 08:29
    Outro/Credits = 09:57

    Honorable Mentions:
    American Hustle
    Blue is the Warmest Color
    Captain Phillips
    Drug War
    The Hunt
    Laurence Anyways
    Like Someone in Love
    Museum Hours
    Nebraska
    Paradise: Love
    The Past
    Thérèse
    Wadjda

    Music:
    00:00 - 00:17 = "You're My Dream" by PROUD / Only God Forgives
    00:20 - 01:11 = "Finale" by Hans Zimmer / The Lone Ranger
    01:40 - 02:46 = "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)" by Oscar Isaac & Marcus Mumford / Inside Llewyn Davis
    02:50 - 03:57 = "The Snow Angel" by Mike Patton / The Place Beyond the Pines
    03:57 - 04:24 = "Gloria" by Umberto Tozzi / Gloria (Also: The Wolf of Wall Street)
    04:24 - 06:20 = "Gates of Tomorrow" by Abel Korzeniowski / Escape From Tomorrow
    06:22 - 06:56 = "Wanna Fight" by Cliff Martinez / Only God Forgives
    06:57 - 07:30 = "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel / Frozen
    07:30 - 08:37 = "I Lie" by David Lang / The Great Beauty
    08:37 - 09:16 = "Far L'Amore (Club Mix)" by Bob Sinclair / The Great Beauty
    09:25 - 11:02 = "The Lamb" by Tenebrae Choir / The Great Beauty

    Thumbnail and Opening Shot:
    A Touch of Sin

    Special Thanks:
    Nancy Lewis
    Zack Edison
    Sam Booker
    Jimmy Johenning
    David Coscarelli
    Ryan Coutu
    Andy Langdon
    Alex Barker

    *This video is non-profit project and not aimed at breaking any copyright laws whatsoever and the audio/video used is the copyright and ownership of its respected owners. I claim protection of Fair Use for both artistic and educational purposes.*

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  2. A short video essay highlighting the connective tissue between the most noteworthy films of the past year. Read the accompanying intro here: moviemezzanine.com/video-the-50-best-movies-of-2013/

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