Life As Seen By the Movies

Movieclips put together a compilation of movie scenes tracing life from birth through death called “Birth to Death as told by Cinema – A Life in Film Mashup.” Some of the clips go by fast, but you will recognize many of them. And the effect of the way they are put together with narration from Orson Welle’s F for Fake (1973) is pretty cool. Check it out.

The Welles narration largely comes from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Conundrum of the Workshops.” As Slate notes, the scenes are heavily male-centered, which is true of the movies in general. Movieclips has responded that he was trying to make it somewhat autobiographical and tell a coherent story connected together for one similar person (but he is appreciative of the revelation and will be more aware of the issue in future videos).

What is your favorite part of “Birth to Death as told by Cinema”? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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