Think you're a bit of a movie aficionado, and/or have the kind of memory that retains images like an overzealous sponge? Well I've put together the perfect quiz for you!
Filmmaker and talented editor Jacob T. Swinney has recently uploaded a very well edited video collection of 55 of the finest opening and closing frames in modern cinema side by side. I managed to guess about forty of the films, which I was quietly impressed with.
So now, quiz-fan, I hand the baton over to you and ask: can you guess the film by its opening and closing frames?
There will be easy ones, there will be difficult ones. But that's the nature of a quiz, right?
Okay, so let's begin!
1. Is this...?
Spike Jonze's 'Her'
2. What about this...?
Alfonso Cuarón's 'Children Of Men'
3. And this...?
Martin Scorsese's 'Raging Bull'
4. You definitely know this one...
Michael Haneke's 'Funny Games'
5. You're getting the hang of this now...
Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan'
6. I'm not being sarcastic...
Martin Scorsese's 'Shutter Island'
7. How about... this?
Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain'
8. What movie is this?
Steven Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan'
9. What movie is this famous steam from?
Martin Scorcese's 'Taxi Driver'
10. What's your guess for this film?
David O. Russell's 'Silver Lining Playbook'
11. What about these two classic frames?
Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather: Part II'
12. Any idea?
John Hillcoat's 'The Road'
13. And this...?
Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Punch Drunk Love'
14. You've got this one!
Christopher Nolan's 'Inception'
15. And finally...
Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'
So, go on, tell me...
How did you do?
I applaud your outstanding nerdery for making it this far. Well done!
(Source: Jacob T. Swinney/Vimeo)