My tribute to my favourite sword duels in cinema (60 films). EDITED IN 2009.
SONG: "Don't let me be misunderstood", performed by Santa Esmeralda, extracted from the soundtrack album of "Kill Bill".
FILMS USED (listed only the first time each one of them appears): 00:01 - Kill Bill 00:06 - Hero 00:08 - Seven Samurai 00:09 - The Princess bride 00:11 - Hero 00:13 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 00:14 - Gladiator 00:16 - Conan the Barbarian 00:17 - Troy 00:19 - Batman begins 00:21 - Dragonslayer 00:23 - Kill Bill Vol. 2 00:26 - The Empire strikes back 00:29 - Crouching tiger, hidden dragon 00:33 - Zatoichi 00:35 - Hellboy 2 00:37 - The mask of Zorro 00:40 - The phantom menace 00:45 - Peter Pan 00:47 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The curse of the Black Pearl 00:49 - Revenge of the Sith 00:52 - The duelists 00:54 - LadyHawke 00:55 - The Count of Montecristo 00:56 - Kingdom of Heaven 00:58 - Blade 01:03 - The 13th warrior 01:05 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 01:06 - The Fellowship of the Ring 01:07 - Highlander 01:12 - Cutthroat Island 01:13 - Dangerous liaisons 01:14 - The adventres of Robin Hood (1938) 01:20 - The attack of the clones 01:26 - Stardust 01:28 - House of Flying Daggers 01:30 - Matrix Reloaded 01:32 - The flame and the arrow 01:35 - Willow 01:36 - Cyrano de Bergerac 01:48 - Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves 01:49 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail 01:50 - Hamlet (1996) 01:52 - Rob Roy 02:02 - Young Sherlock Holmes 02:08 - The Crow 02:12 - Casanova 02:20 - Star Wars: A new hope 02:29 - The Four Musketeers (1974) 02:31 - Dragonheart 02:33 - The return of the Jedi 02:38 - Hook 02:40 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 02:44 - Army of Darkness 02:55 - Azumi 02:57 - 300 03:01 - Excalibur 03:03 - Blind Fury 03:05 - The Curse of the Golden Flower 03:38 - Equilibrium
Ladder - First Strike
Melons - Transporter 2
Umbrella - Kingsman
Afro Picks - Undercover Brother
Ship - Pacific Rim
Shirt - Transporter
Tea Cup - Chronicles of Riddick
Guitar Case - Desperado
Trash Can - First Strike
Ballpoint Pen - The Bourne Identity
Gopher-Chuks - Kung Pow: Enter The Fist
Credit Card - The Glimmer Man
Guitar - Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Record - Shaun of the Dead
Limo Antenna - Crocodile Dundee
Banjo - Zombieland
Hairspray + Cigar - Live and Let Die
Guitar Case #2 - Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Bowler Hat - Goldfinger
Toothbrush - Oldboy
Calligraphy Brushes - The Magnificent Butcher
Forks - Mystery Men
Carrot - Shoot ‘Em Up
Belt - Pootie Tang
Magazine - The Bourne Supremacy
Chair - Thunderball
Bike Pedals - Transporter
Toilet Cover - Zombieland
Fire Hose - Transporter 2
My tribute to a very specific subgenre of science fiction: not futuristic (some of these films take place in the present or even in the past) nor post-apocalyptic, but films presenting societies that have both utopian and dystopian qualities, with high technology, severe social restrictions and class differences, based on inequality and lies.
I established a few rules while editing this, for the sake of consistency:
1.-Society must be organised, not just pure post-apocalyptic chaos (Mad Max saga, The Omega Man, The Road, The Book of Eli)
2.-The oppressed must be humans, not aliens (District 9) or androids (A.I., Blade Runner, I robot)
3.-Society must be controled by humans, not by aliens (Dark City, La Planete Sauvage), machines (The Matrix, Terminator Salvation) or vampires (Daybreakers)
4.-Events must take place in reality, not in virtual worlds (Tron, The Matrix, The Thirteenth Floor, eXistenZ, Tron: Legacy)
5.-Society must have evolved only through human ways (science or politics), not through biological changes (Planet of the Apes, Time Machine, Children of men)
However, I have used some of those films (A.I., Blade Runner, I robot) very briefly to help with the visuals but not as part of the narrative.
- "72 degrees and sunny" by Thomas Newman, extracted from the score of "Wall·E"
- "End of Line" by Daft Punk, extracted from the score of "Tron: Legacy"
- "Anthem for the Year 2000" by Silverchair
- "If you tolerate this, your children will be next" by Manic Street Preachers
FILMS (51, listed in order of first appearance):
Death Race 2000
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Escape from L.A.
Total Recall (2012)
The Hunger Games
Never let me go
V for Vendetta
A clockwork orange
SOME FILMS I WAS CLOSE TO USING BUT FINALLY DISCARDED FOR EDITING REASONS: Akira, Battle Royale, Escape from NY, The Fifth Element, Land of the Dead, Rollerball, The Truman Show.
Song: "Can't take my eyes off you", performed by Manic Street Preachers and also by Muse.
This is a tribute to the wink of complicity from the filmmakers to the audience when they make actors look straight into the camera. It is not a tribute to scenes where the fourth wall is broken (when a character addresses the audience directly), some clips in the video belong to that category but most of them don't cause it is not what we wanted to show.
There are 150 different clips (from 148 films) in this video, but at first I had selected more than 200 films. I left out dozens of scenes on purpose, cause I didn't want a 15 minutes montage. For example, I decided not to include the "found footage" genre, cause everyone looks at the camera in this type of movies (like "Cloverfield"). And also musical numbers, where it's very common that the actors look at the camera while singing. And, obviously, there are many more films missing cause I didn't know them. Apologies in advance for every film I discarded, forgot or missed. For example, I really regret forgetting about Kurt Russell in "Death Proof", Dick Van Dyke in "Mary Poppins" and Tilda Swinton in "Orlando".