A Brief Story of Our Culture

Cinematic Montage from GameOvais on Vimeo.

I came across this cinematic montage made using clips from 280 movies from different decades and different genres. You can only imagine how long it took to pull together. Follow the link to Vimeo and you will find the list of movies mined.

The clips construct a new narrative — wonder, connection, challenge, courage, sorrow, exploration, discovery, hope, fight, destruction, belief, and somewhere tucked in there also redemption.

A brief story of our culture viewed through the lens of the editors, complete with male celebrity voice overs and Thomas Bergersen's soundtrack.

We are naturally attracted to story, our telling itself a cultural artifact.