A Supercut Of Opening Vs Closing Movie Frames! Watch and learn about narrative symmetry

[ 0 ] March 24, 2015 |

Ever wonder how much thought goes into the first and final frames of a film? Well, attention to detail so commonly stressed upon by directors, is brilliantly depicted by filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney’sFirst and Final Frames” video that we stumbled across. In most films you discover a trend that the first and final frames are identical to each other with very subtle differences. The reason for this, is so that the filmmaker consistently communicates a theme, whether to illustrate progress or to depict a sign of decline. To gain a better understanding of this, take a look at Jacob T. Swinney’s supercut of 55 film opening and closing shots in the video below:


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