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. Son Max Jr. is deadly funny. He feels his humor is a curse handed to him from his abusive father. He seeks revenge.
    starring William Jackson Harper, Kenny Williams, Giannia Frino, Marlene Duperly

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    Directed by Jaron Albertin
    Executive Producer: Carlo Trulli
    Producer: Shannon Brand
    Artist: The Stars
    From the Album The Five Ghosts
    Label: Soft Revolution Records

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  4. Why I Dance is a pole dance film about women who come together to reclaim their bodies and themselves. In celebration of all women everywhere. The proceeds of our original track will benefit the California Women's Law Center, fighting for social justice for women and girls. Purchase here: http://whyidance.bandcamp.com

    Twitter & Instagram: @whyidancefilm
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/whyidance
    Press Inquiries: whyidancepress@gmail.com

    Directed by Melanie Zoey Weinstein
    Written and Created by Sascha Alexander, Amy Main and Melanie Zoey Weinstein
    Produced by Sascha Alexander, Amy Main, Julia Roth and Melanie Zoey Weinstein
    Director of Photography Alana Fickes
    Edited by Jameelah Nuriddin
    Orchestration by Ben Stanton
    Vocals by Allie Feder
    Costume Consultant Sarah Schuessler
    Assistant Director Erika Scopelli
    Camera Operators Sara Newman and Katie Wise
    DIT Andreja Bourke

    Ira Ai
    Sascha Alexander
    Bronwyn Beck
    Quaintrelle DeGrange
    Nikia Gupta
    Katie Johnson
    Kristi Johnson
    Amy Main
    Lauren Manzano
    Jameelah Nuriddin
    Rima Parikh
    Jennifer Strand
    Paige Snyder
    Melanie Zoey Weinstein
    Dwana White

    Videographer Eddie Vu
    Make Up Artist Alexa Davis
    Production Assistants Erica Everage and Tara Danielle Dervin

    Special thanks Sheila Kelley S Factor, Gasket Studio and all our backers!

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