Cinema as tonic, salve, restorative

19 July 2012

This is a lovely selection of 135 Shots That Will Restore Your Faith in Cinema (a radical claim I can get behind) — be sure to pop it out to full screen rather than watch it as a tiny fraction of its real size. It’s so worth the 8 minutes of your time.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/45944121″>135 Shots That Will Restore Your Faith in Cinema</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user10279926″>Flavorwire</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Perhaps you, too, caught the first 15 minutes of the horrifyingly awful American Wedding (2003) on tv last night, thus rendering you in serious need of video medicine. Oh, Alyson Hannigan, how far you fell after Buffy.

You can find the list of credits here (as well as links to a few other lovely video essays) from Flavorpill.

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7 Responses to “Cinema as tonic, salve, restorative”


  1. Didion,
    Great way to start my morning. On a side note, have you seen Painted Lady with our Helen Mirren?

    • Didion Says:

      Oooh! no, I haven’t — but it’s streaming on Netflix right now, so I’m on it. Thanks for the recommendation, Michael!

  2. Aldine Says:

    Awesome. I’ve just decided to go to the movies tonight.

  3. Hattie Says:

    We are living in a rapidly deteriorating media situation. I will watch the vid and see if it helps.


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