If you're unfamiliar with Kees van Dijkhuizen's work, you should check out his YouTube Channel.Put together in a wonderfully crafted 8 minute video, here are all the highs and lows of the Cinema in 2012. Whether we hated a bunch of Films or we were mesmerised, this video puts together the incredible year we've had this year for Cinema.
Here's what Kees had to say about this video:
Our last night on earth; what better way to spend it than with Cinema. Avengers assembled, dark knights rose and odds were in our favor in a fantastic year in film. Epic conclusions conquered the box office, but smaller pictures like Beasts of the Southern Wild, Seeking A Friend for the End of the World, Safety Not Guaranteed, The Imposter and Ruby Sparks conquered the hearts of audiences around the world. It seems every story we’ve heard deserved to be told. This year was not free of tragedy, however, and it struck close to home. It made me realize the importance of our shared love for cinema; in the darkest of times, it will bring us together. This recap shows the importance of love in difficult times, how we fool ourselves to cope with the pain we cause others and, in the face of the apocalypse, how small we really are. Cinema is a friend, a teacher, a refuge and a safe place. Here’s to that dream. This fifth episode is also the finale of my Cinema series. It’s been a tremendous joy and I’ve learned so much from your kind words and feedback. This project demanded a lot of time and effort and to see it rewarded so graciously was absolutely mind-blowing. Thank you all for your support these past years, it’s meant so much to me.
Thank you, Kees.
Check out the video below: