The top ten montages in movie history: Cinefix counts them down (VIDEO).

The Best Movie Montages of All Time, in One Video Countdown

The Best Movie Montages of All Time, in One Video Countdown

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Dec. 9 2015 8:22 PM

The Best Movie Montages of All Time, in One Video Countdown

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There are few techniques as purely cinematic as the montage: At its best, the form supplies a rough, potent hit of image, editing, and implication. For a reminder of that power, look no further than CineFix’s latest countdown video, which suggests and studies the 10 best montages in movie history.  

As usual, the channel’s learned approach yields both surprises and old favorites: classic sequences from Up and The Godfather make the cut, but so do lesser-known moments from The 25th Hour and Cinema Paradiso. One quibble—Magnolia, in many ways a 188-minute montage, gets a passing mention but no place on the list.

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