Art Short video for Breakfast – First and Final Frames, first and last seconds of the most famous films ever

Short video for Breakfast – First and Final Frames, first and last seconds of the most famous films ever

Giulia Pacciardi
First and Final Frames, Jacob T. Swinney |

Have you ever tried to watch a film focusing only on the first and last scene?
In other words, jumping off everything that tells it in detail?
Probably not, because that is not something that makes much sense.

Unless, like Jacob T. Swinney, you are moved by the curiosity to know why certain choices are made instead of others.
Film essayist and director, he wanted to do this experiment to understand the differences and similarities between the first and last seconds of 55 films among the most loved ones ever.
You can find them all in First and Final Frames, and since we know it is impossible to recognize them all below you can also find the list in order of appearance.

Have fun.


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

Written by Giulia Pacciardi
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