Here’s A Fascinating Supercut Comparing The First And Last Scenes Of Movies

First & Last Scenes Movies

Warning, spoilers.

I read somewhere that if you’re making a movie then the first and last scenes should always, always, always have some kind of symbolism for the main character’s journey throughout the movie. It should also aim to juxtapose and reinforce the themes of the movie by establishing how things have changed as it has run its course.

Not a lot of people know that, but one man obviously read the same book that I did and decided to check out if the theory was correct. His name was Jacob T. Swinney and once he studied these movies, he also decided to make a super cut of them to illustrate this.

You can check that out below and see if you can spot the films (which is fun in itself) and see if this technique helps you to understand the themes of the movies any more. There’s a list of films following it if you can’t get them and if you enjoyed that, here are some of your favourite movie scenes recreated in LEGO as well.

Props for using the American Beauty music too.

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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