"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." - Kees van Dijkhuizen jr.
'Little Black Submarines', written and performed by The Black Keys, taken from the album 'El Camino', remains courtesy of Nonesuch Records, ℗ 2011
'All My Friends', written and performed by LCD Soundsystem, taken from the album 'Sound of Silver', remains courtesy of DFA LLC under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd, ℗ 2007
'Run Boy Run', written and performed by Woodkid, taken from the album 'Run Boy Run - EP', remains courtesy of Green United Music, ℗ 2012
'Apocalypse Dreams', written and performed by Tame Impala, taken from the album 'Lonerism', remains courtesy of Modular Recordings, ℗ 2012