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  1. bcsizemo says:


  2. Glen Able says:

    The preview freeze-frame I’m seeing at the top of this page is the piano scene from Big (1988), which isn’t anywhere near the top 250.  There may be some others too – I think I spotted “When Harry Met Sally”.

    Good fun, though.  I think my eyes are going to fall out now.

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  4. Itsumishi says:

    Quite damn cool. How on earth did The Shawshank Redemption ever make it to the number 1 spot though?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      The IMDb lists are becoming increasingly dominated by fanbois. Shichinin no Samurai used to be in the top 10; now it’s down to 17 to make room for The Dark Knight. Shawshank Redemption has been number one as long as I’ve had a computer, though.

    • JhmL says:

      It went to number one when The Dark Knight came out. It’s fans voted The Godfather (previous holder of the number one spot) a 1, sight unseen, to make room for their false god TDK, which they naturally voted a 10. Shawshank is the least hated film on the list, hence its high placement, I suppose.

  5. Jesse Torres says:

    It goes almost too fast to really enjoy. Good idea though.

  6. Man, if my eyeballs had DRM in them, they would have exploded just now.

    On another note: awesome!

  7. Gilgongo says:

    See also this compilation – 100 Years of British Films in 6 Minutes, which was put together for the UK/LA Film Festival in 1994 (I was there, my Dad organised it):


  8. Rick Adams says:

    Must have taken forever to compile all the copyright permissions and raise the money to buy all the individual movies.

  9. perchecreek says:

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  10. Max Brunner says:

    Can anyone identify which film the marching band in red and white uniforms come from.

  11. Most of the pictures on the list are dreck, but the mash-up was fun…

  12. Masterful? Meh. Considering how little thematic or rhythmic dialectic there were between the individual clips, a randon edit generator could have done as well.  

  13. euansmith says:

    Cool beans. 

  14. sburns54 says:

    Thanks! Now I won’t have to bother watching the ones I haven’t seen.