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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

June 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM

‘Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen’ returns to Uptown

If you missed “Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen” when it was last in town, now’s your chance. This unique film was assembled by Hungarian filmmaker György Pálfi, who painstakingly cut together clips from 450 classic movies to tell a coherent, fascinating, and ultimately thrilling story.  Seeing it last year, I loved trying to identify the scenes as they flew by (most of the clips are just a few seconds long), but you don’t have to do so for “Final Cut” to work its magic. Ultimately, it’s one of the most remarkable love letters to cinema that I’ve ever seen. Due to copyright issues, it’s unlikely that “Final Cut” will ever have a long theatrical run (I believe it’s restricted to nonprofit theaters), but it is returning to the Uptown this Friday for nine shows only. Here are just four wonderful minutes, to whet your appetite.

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