A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars", from "Some like it hot" to "E.T.". The ... See full summary »

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A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars", from "Some like it hot" to "E.T.". The incredible short cuts of roughly a second each push the audience into a kind of trance and take them on a journey into their individual memories of great films of the 20th century. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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The film was updated in 1996 with more recent films up to that point. The following films are in order of appearance: Philadelphia (1993), Big (1988), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Do The Right Thing (1989), JFK (1991), Schindler's List (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994). See more »

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Features Medium Cool (1969) See more »

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Composed by Bernard Herrmann
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Weak.
5 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nothing reduces the impact of a great scene like splicing it with a zillion other ones. Most of the clips employed here are from American movies, which is annoying (especially when the filmmaker attempts to pad it down once he reaches the 1980s - are "Risky Business" and "Rocky IV" really on par with "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Rear Window"? Furthermore, the choice of music, while sometimes sly - going from the Clockwork Orange version of the William Tell Overture (for clips from action movies) to the original Gene Kelly version of "Singing In The Rain" (for feel-good clips from musicals) - is often unimaginative. I suppose I'm objecting more to the concept, however, than this particular product, as I've been similarly disgusted with similar shorts shown in conjunction with the AFI and Oscars etc. It just feels like a pasteurization.


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