Cinescape 2013: watch Matt Shapiro's annual film montage. (VIDEO)

The Year in Movies as a Voyage Through One Man’s Life

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Jan. 2 2014 2:12 PM

The Year in Movies as a Voyage Through One Man’s Life

Matt Shapiro uploaded his annual year-in-movies compilation to YouTube yesterday, and, once again, he's taken an unusually creative approach. This time around, he has edited together dozens of 2013 films to recount the story of a man's life from birth to old age and, finally, death.

While the nearly seven-minute-long video has some slightly odd features (Jean-Claude Van Damme's funny Volvo commercial, e.g., and some slightly distracting filtering effects), Shapiro's retrospective remains one of the most ambitious montages of its kind. Enjoy.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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