You would think been a film fan I would have noticed these great videos soon as I went online however it was a certain young Dutch film student in 2011 opened my eyes up and since then The People’s Movies have been fans of kees van dijkhuizen . Since his fantastic [The films of] series we have nothing but admiration for his work and this time of the year we get loads of retrospectives but it’s Kees is the one we look forward to the most.
If you enjoyed Cinema 2011 you will enjoy the 2012 edition, 8 minutes in total and as usual Kees does not disappoint, all the films you expect to see here are included but there is some that haven’t (Cloud Atlas, Hudson On Hyde Park, Flight). 2012 has been the year a franchise another reborn, big things have small beginnings, superheros assembled, the rise of the documentaries,monsters in the cabin, tigers called Richard Parker and the return to Middle Earth.
Enjoy Cinema 2012 from the talented Kees Van Dijkhuizen !
Well this arrived online on Thursday and this would have been the final ever retrospective however the Mayan may have got their prophecy wrong and this was the video to celebrate the upcoming Apocalypse, but for now we fight another day,week, month and year1
Here’s what Kees had to say…
Celebrate the final night on earth. Happy Apocalypse!
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.