Somebody cleverly mashed up a bunch of movies (at least ten or twelve) to produce a trailer for the sequel to the mega-hit Titanic. You may have seen it, as it’s already been viewed 143, 998 times (though, that’s a pretty small number for a mainstream Internet meme), but it’s very sharp:
One thing about this reinvent-trailers trend is that it highlights the role of the editor. I don’t think the average film goer understands just how important the editing process is to their understanding of moving images. The editor (under the supervisory eye of the director) literally makes the film. For a wonderful meditation on what an editor does, read The Conversations : Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje. [more]
I don’t want to spoil anything, so highlight the following text (sorry, RSS readers) to view it. That didn’t work at all. To reduce spoilage,I put this bit after the jump. Here’s a fun game: what are all the movies featured in this trailer? Here’s what I’ve got: Titanic (obviously),The Abyss, Con Air, Catch Me If You Can, Romeo and Juliet, Basketball Diaries, Hulk, Austin Powers and Enemy of the State.
What have I missed? One shot I can’t place is where you see someone’s legs disappearing into the wall of a jail cell. I first though The Shawshank Redemption, but I believe that’s a bigger hole, higher on the wall.