1. What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side. Some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while others are vastly different--both serving a purpose in communicating various themes. Some show progress, some show decline, and some are simply impactful images used to begin and end a film.
    View Part 2 here: vimeo.com/140600860
    MUSIC: "Any Other Name" by Thomas Newman
    Films used (in order of appearance):
    The Tree of Life 00:00
    The Master 00:09
    Brokeback Mountain 00:15
    No Country for Old Men 00:23
    Her 00:27
    Blue Valentine 00:30
    Birdman 00:34
    Black Swan 00:41
    Gone Girl 00:47
    Kill Bill Vol. 2 00:53
    Punch-Drunk Love 00:59
    Silver Linings Playbook 01:06
    Taxi Driver 01:11
    Shutter Island 01:20
    Children of Men 01:27
    We Need to Talk About Kevin 01:33
    Funny Games (2007) 01:41
    Fight Club 01:47
    12 Years a Slave 01:54
    There Will be Blood 01:59
    The Godfather Part II 02:05
    Shame 02:10
    Never Let Me Go 02:17
    The Road 02:21
    Hunger 02:27
    Raging Bull 02:31
    Cabaret 02:36
    Before Sunrise 02:42
    Nebraska 02:47
    Frank 02:54
    Cast Away 03:01
    Somewhere 03:06
    Melancholia 03:11
    Morvern Callar 03:18
    Take this Waltz 03:21
    Buried 03:25
    Lord of War 03:32
    Cape Fear 03:38
    12 Monkeys 03:45
    The World According to Garp 03:50
    Saving Private Ryan 03:57
    Poetry 04:02
    Solaris (1972) 04:05
    Dr. Strangelove 04:11
    The Astronaut Farmer 04:16
    The Piano 04:21
    Inception 04:26
    Boyhood 04:31
    Whiplash 04:37
    Cloud Atlas 04:43
    Under the Skin 04:47
    2001: A Space Odyssey 04:51
    Gravity 04:57
    The Searchers 05:03
    The Usual Suspects 05:23

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  2. This short video-essay examines various themes and techniques Alfred Hitchcock developed throughout his career. Using 40 titles, it includes every feature film Hitchcock made from 1934 right through to his retirement in 1976. Of the several themes on display here (falling, ascending and descending staircases, opening curtains, reading newspapers, poisoning drinks, women's hairstyles, shoes, train compartments, sleeping and dreaming, pulling away from and dollying in on the action, overhead shots and characters looking directly into the camera), there are yet others for fellow essayists to examine further (looking through and climbing in and out of windows, nuns and clergymen, eating food, kissing in the countryside, women wearing glasses and people playing games such as tennis, hide-and-seek, fancy-dress and blindman's bluff). The essay is part of a series I am uploading for education purposes and as such, is protected by the Fair Use part of the copyright law of the United States.

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  3. Over than 3500 km traveled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, the all passing by a great variation of colors, lights and weathers through six other cities.
    I've crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul, Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the turkish tea; and got the chance to meet the soul of Turkey, its people.. and got their smiles and their hospitality.
    This is Turkey lived by me from north to south, and I hope you enjoy it :)

    Directed and edited by Leonardo Dalessandri
    Music: "Experience" by Ludovico Einaudi
    
Voice off: Meryem Aboulouafa

    I have a new page on Facebook: 
facebook.com/leonardolucadalessandri
    You can like it, share it, or just have a look at it :)

    Watch my previous work "Watchtower Of Morocco": vimeo.com/66659080

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