Here's a little something to get you primed for Oscar weekend (and Canadian Screen Week, of course, coming up on Monday) — a phenomenal supercut is based on Steven Jay Schneider's book 1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die). It was made by Jonathan Keogh, a cinema enthusiast and veteran supercutter (you can find some of his previous work here).
This isn't an ordinary, cheesy supercut. For one thing, the sheer scope of the thing is huge — there are actually 215 more movies represented than the title promises, just because Keogh couldn't help himself. And the cuts are seamless, with movie scores, songs and dialogue from different movies leading into each other flawlessly. It's no wonder it took Keough nearly an entire year of work to make it.
While the whole thing is only 10 minutes long, you'll probably want to watch it a few times to catch all the movies and marvel at Keogh's slick editing.