Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Tribute to 2007

A wonderful tribute to a remarkable year.



I love how it accentuates one of Into the Wild's most brilliant strokes at the very beginning - how Penn films the scenes of McCandless' home life in claustrophobic close-ups, and the later wilderness scenes in sweeping wide angles. The inclusion of I Am Legend seems a bit questionable, and the dialogue snippet from Juno at the end is inappropriate and brings you right out of the piece, but overall this is a great year-end recap that gave me chills - the use of "Falling Slowly" from Once is a terrific choice.

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