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Films of the Oughts
February 9, 2010 11:19 AM   Subscribe

Paul Proulx has composed a beautiful 7-minute montage of 'The films of the 2000s.'

Lovely use of music, too.

There are too many I don't recognize.
posted by mojohand (32 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, a lot of damn good movies I had forgotten about and now want to see again.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:29 AM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


That, too.
posted by mojohand at 11:32 AM on February 9, 2010


Jesus Christ this has been a long decade.
posted by nanojath at 11:47 AM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Including Avatar as a "film of the 2000s" seems a bit of a stretch.
posted by Joe Beese at 11:54 AM on February 9, 2010


I feel like I should make some sort of "wow, so the films of the 2000s were chock full of white dudes doing cool shit" comment but it's not really, you know, a surprise. Got to applaud the handiwork, though.
posted by fight or flight at 11:55 AM on February 9, 2010


fight or flight: "Got to applaud the handiwork, though."

Yes, that's some fine montaging there.

Still, for every clip that made me go "Yeah, that was a great movie", there were two or three that made me go "Wow, remember what an overrated piece of junk that was?"
posted by Joe Beese at 12:00 PM on February 9, 2010


Including Avatar as a "film of the 2000s" seems a bit of a stretch.

Why? He spent the whole decade making it didn't he?
posted by wabbittwax at 12:09 PM on February 9, 2010 [3 favorites]


loved it to bits, thanks.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 12:28 PM on February 9, 2010


I quite liked that.
posted by kittyprecious at 12:44 PM on February 9, 2010


That was damn cool, actually. Curious what the last one was. Also, WTF was that thing with the rabbits in suits walking around in that room?

Spoiler warning, though. Especially if you haven't seen The Departed, like me.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:48 PM on February 9, 2010 [3 favorites]


The last one was Munich I believe. And I think the rabbit suit scene was from Inland Empire, although I haven't seen that movie.
posted by good in a vacuum at 1:05 PM on February 9, 2010


Also, WTF was that thing with the rabbits in suits walking around in that room?

Lynch. Inland Empire, I think?

I am more curious about the brief shot at about 0:42 sandwiched between a goateed Ray Liotta (Narc, I suppose) and a baffled Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later...). It is staright out of my childhood nightmares.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:10 PM on February 9, 2010


Indeed, so alarming that I cannot type the word "straight."
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:12 PM on February 9, 2010


Apparently there were very few women in the films of the 00's.
posted by thivaia at 1:12 PM on February 9, 2010


The rabbits in suits was not from a movie, but rather Lynch's "sitcom," Rabbits. Nightmare fuel, that.

What was the one with the wolfmen coming through the doorway into the darkened room? please don't say twilight please don't say twilight
posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:34 PM on February 9, 2010


Including Avatar as a "film of the 2000s" seems a bit of a stretch.

I have no idea why it would *not* be considered a film of the 2000s.
posted by dogwalker at 1:35 PM on February 9, 2010


dogwalker: "I have no idea why it would *not* be considered a film of the 2000s."

Titanic provides a useful analogy - since it was also released in mid-December.

Would you describe it as "a blockbuster hit of 1997" - at the end of which year it had grossed only ~$90 million domestically? Or would you describe it as "a blockbuster hit of 1998" - at the end of which year it had grossed $600 million?
posted by Joe Beese at 1:47 PM on February 9, 2010


Yes, the bunnies were Inland Empire. The horror. The horror.

Wolfman-y one, was that Pan in Pan's Labyrinth?
posted by fleacircus at 1:59 PM on February 9, 2010


That analogy only seems useful if we're talking about box office returns. Seems pretty clear that the intent of the video leans more toward showcasing films released during the past decade, not ones that became famous in it.

Whatever. I'm just bitter because there's no David Gordon Green in this.
posted by dogwalker at 2:00 PM on February 9, 2010


I am more curious about the brief shot at about 0:42 sandwiched between a goateed Ray Liotta (Narc, I suppose) and a baffled Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later...). It is staright out of my childhood nightmares.

Missed it the first time. Yeah, WTF was that?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:41 PM on February 9, 2010


Baby_Balrog and ricochet biscuit: The clip with the werewolves in the 0:42 second mark was from Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers. Good montage...but leaning a bit toward mostly American films.
posted by chicofly at 2:50 PM on February 9, 2010


I am either hopelessly behind the times, or else not quite so much into watching other people bleed and die as Mr. Proulx is (or the majority of movie-goers, quite probably).
posted by drlith at 2:57 PM on February 9, 2010


Seen all but maybe 6 or 7 of these and among them a few I didn't recognise.

Just wanted to say that that zoom in on Nicole Kidman in Birth is one of the greatest shots in any film from the decade.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:06 PM on February 9, 2010


'The North American, mostly Hollywood films of the 2000s.'

No Oldboy, no Brick, no Persepolis. Fundamentally wrong and broken and wrong.
posted by regicide is good for you at 3:10 PM on February 9, 2010


The bunnies in the room were from Inland Empire (taken originally from Lynch's bizarre online sitcom). The HORRIBLE EVIL BUNNY FACE was from Donnie Darko.
posted by vogon_poet at 5:42 PM on February 9, 2010


I feel like the emblematic films of the 90s were characterized by hokey/radically awesome computer generated explosions and aliens. If that is true, and if that's been supplanted by more than one form of terrifying rabbit, then I am sad at how times have changed.
posted by DoktorFaustus at 6:00 PM on February 9, 2010


Here on pastebin is as much of the list as my gf and I could guess.

Some specific ones we had no idea about (as opposed to "I bet we could track it down on imdb"):
16. ? (Boy in street)
17. ? (Head coming up in blood)
18. ? (Willis? on ground)
37. ? (Lots of women dancing)
50. ? (Girl in pool in white swimsuit) (Swimming Pool?)
71. ? (Girl closeup)
80. ? (Woman (JJL?) turning)
89. ? (Upside-down woman in park)
posted by fleacircus at 10:34 PM on February 9, 2010



I am more curious about the brief shot at about 0:42 sandwiched between a goateed Ray Liotta (Narc, I suppose) and a baffled Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later...). It is staright out of my childhood nightmares.


That's from Dog Soldiers, from Neil Marshall, later to direct The Descent.
posted by Elsa at 11:03 PM on February 9, 2010


16. ? (Boy in street) -- City of God
17. ? (Head coming up in blood) -- The Descent
18. ? (Willis? on ground) -- Sexy Beast

37. Lots of women dancing, total shot in the dark but this might be Big Fish

Also, what you list as 36. Michael Clayton is actually Up in the Air.

And 62. Milk is Dawn of the Dead.

82. Woman turning is The Hours.

85. Catch Me If You Can should be Wonder Boys.

92. As Good as it Gets was '97, so I think this is About Schmidt.

97. Crowe looking at stuff is A Beautiful Mind.

98. Doesn't seem like Fight Club, since that looks like Benicio del Toro. Not sure what it is though.

100. Dicaprio looking at red light is The Aviator.


I'm totally stumped on the upside woman in the park and the closeup just before Monster's Ball.

And I couldn't figure out how to work your list to update it myself because I am actually quite dumb.
posted by dogwalker at 5:45 AM on February 10, 2010


18. ? (Willis? on ground) -- Sexy Beast
Ben Kingsley

98. Doesn't seem like Fight Club, since that looks like Benicio del Toro. Not sure what it is though.

Ché maybe? Or 21 Grams, if the shot of Sean Penn in the waiting area is The Assassination of Richard Nixon.
posted by QuestionableSwami at 8:08 AM on February 10, 2010


Okay I updated the list.

Ha, for the boy in the street I kept thinking City of Men, but I knew that wasn't right.

(Willis? on ground) -- Sexy Beast
Ben Kingsley

Thanks, my gf will be happy to know I was wrong on that. The only thing that could make her victory sweeter is if the girl in close-up turns out to be Dakota Fanning or Amanda Seyfried.
posted by fleacircus at 4:04 PM on February 10, 2010


No "Children of Men"? Really?
posted by redteam at 12:26 AM on February 11, 2010


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