First and Final Frames I

opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side



First and Final Frames II

opening and closing shots of 70 films side-by-side

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VIDEO 1 : 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

VIDEO 2 : Sunshine Snowpiercer Biutiful 21 Grams The Prestige All is Lost Take Shelter The Impossible United 93 Vanilla Sky Ex Machina Inside Llewyn Davis Dead Man Mystery Train Melvin and Howard Fury Full Metal Jacket A Clockwork Orange Eyes Wide Shut Eraserhead The Elephant Man The Fall The Thin Red Line The New World Road to Perdition Snow Falling on Cedars The Bourne Ultimatum The Imitation Game Flight Hard Eight Inherent Vice World War Z Wild The Double The Machinist Born on the Fourth of July Brideshead Revisited Maps to the Stars The Skeleton Twins Mommy A Scanner Darkly 10 Years Milk Lost Highway Boxcar Bertha Badlands Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ratcatcher Ida Raise the Red Lantern Gattaca Kundun Bringing Out the Dead A Most Wanted Man The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Social Network Jack Goes Boating Submarine Half Nelson Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Babel Django Unchained True Grit Vertigo Oldboy Apocalypto Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Gladiator Mad Max: Fury Road World's Greatest Dad

First and Final Frames | VIDEOS I & II


Michael Fassbender - Natalie Portman - SONG TO SONG - Terrence MALICK


Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling

Song to Song

Terrence Malick 2017


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"SONG TO SONG. associative freedom that makes almost all other movies look, by comparison, like the stodgiest vestiges of filmed theatre. (...) Within the shifting romantic triangle of “Song to Song,” Terrence Malick develops an overwhelming, rapturous variety of visual experience". "Malick makes art—his art—the subject of the film.... This seventy-three-year-old filmmaker looks to the heart of his own inspiration, his own impulses, and creates a cinema that, with the creative command of his own life experience, feels more exuberantly youthful than that of most Sundance phenoms."

Richard Brody / The New Yorker



POSITIF - Revue de Cinéma - Numéro 676, juin 2017 - Couverture : Natalie Portman - SONG TO SONG - Terrence MALICK


POSITIF - Revue de Cinéma - Numéro 676, juin 2017 - Couverture : Natalie Portman / MALICK


"Aucun film de Malick ne donnait à ce point un vertige troublant du réel saisi dans une perspective physique inédite. Corps abîmés, rockers ivres, errants ou violents, tatouages obsédants ou inquiétants, maisons délabrées, tout ce qui existe doit être source de contemplation.

La forme humaine est éloquente, à méditer, occasion de fulgurantes sensations de beauté. "L'Amour se trouve dans la forme humaine, divine", médite ainsi l'héroïne Faye (Rooney Mara), citant des vers de William Blake." (...)

"Voyageuse, éprise, inlassable, la caméra célèbre et révère les courbes des hanches, du bassin, le bas-ventre féminin, comme le Cantique des Cantiques (Song of Songs)". (...)

"La figure du jump cut et de l'association (segments discontinus d'une même scène ou émotion, lien flottant entre les plans) s'accomplit dans cette exploration de l'intermittence au sens proustien - l'examen microscopique des envies, des pulsions, des moments, des éclats et des éclipses des sentiments dont le regard plus vaste ne voit que les trajectoires". (...)

Pierre Berthomieu  :  Song to Song  J'ignorais que j'avais une âme  / POSITIF Revue de cinéma, juin 2017


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