Cinema 2011 by Kees van Dijkhuizen
Kees van Dijkhuizen is back with another wonderful video montage of films from 2011. He is getting better year by year and is by far my favourite when it comes to these end of year film montages. I like that he doesn't just include Hollywood blockbusters and in Cinema 2011, I particularly like how he's used Spanish Sahara by Foal in this video (from approximately the fourth minute onwards). Powerful stuff.
In Kees van Dijkhuizen's own words, "A mix of laughs, kisses, fights, tears and everything in between. Here's what brought us together this year."
God, I love cinema. Each year I'm reminded of the sheer force a couple of frames can hold, and it's something only found in film. It seems to just fly by, and if you don't pay attention, you might miss it all. A gorgeous masterpiece about one family coping with the end of the world, the portrait of a young man diagnosed with cancer, the end of a ten-year adventure that reached millions, a cynical writer discovering the magic of Paris... No matter how you look at it, 2011 had something to offer for everyone.
The Cinema series has a special place for me because bringing so many films together makes it so very clear why we want to spend hours and hours in a dark room filled with strangers.
You can see his older videos here: