The Supercut

Kevin Kelly has some insights on how the new genre of supercuts will work behind the scenes to keep movies and videos fresh by pointing out the absurdity of repeated phrases, camera shots, and situations.

As super cuts become more common — and become part of the cultural vocabulary — I think they will help keep cliches from getting old, and will help creators and the audience perceive recurring patterns in rapid turnaround. They will act as keen proofreaders and critics.

I can only hope he’s right. But even if supercuts don’t help Hollywood get rid or their cliches, at least the assembled cliches can be entertaining.

via KK.org