Twenty Five Miles | A montage of walking, walking, walking…

Here’s a great montage of steadicam walking shots by the mysterious Edit Cadet 1. This very particular image, seen in many movies, makes for a fantastic piece when set to Edwin Starr’s ‘Twenty Five Miles’.

What’s more, I’m privileged to have two of my movies in the montage with ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’. Am pretty sure the same shot is used in ‘Hot Fuzz’ too. Certainly there’s a shot running along with Angel & Danny in the final shootout.

Whatever. This is jolly good fun, although the ‘Pilgrim’ clip could have continued until John Patrick Amedori exploded into coins, mere frames after they cut out.

Enough nitpicks – this is an amazing montage! How many can you name?

(via Badass Digest)

UPDATE: The brilliant writer and video essayist Matt Zoller Seitz did a similar compilation back in 2009, this one featuring Godard, the Dardennes and (yes!) a fantastic shot from Temple Of Doom.

  • Hi Edgar,

    I love montages, so thanks for both of those walking ones – they immediately make me want to watch so many of the movies in the clips (and anything by Matt Zoller-Seitz is an immediate view for me).

    Since you seem to be a fan of the montage as well, I’d love to hear what you think of a few I put together over the last year – I made a Horror one, one that walks through the colours of the rainbow and a random dancing one. Um, I don’t think I managed to squeeze in any clips from your films though…

    And yes, I know I’m self-promoting…B-)

  • Hi Edgar,

    I love montages, so thanks for both of those walking ones – they immediately make me want to watch so many of the movies in the clips (and anything by Matt Zoller-Seitz is an immediate view for me).

    Since you seem to be a fan of the montage as well, I’d love to hear what you think of a few I put together over the last year – I made a Horror one, one that walks through the colours of the rainbow and a random dancing one. Um, I don’t think I managed to squeeze in any clips from your films though…

    And yes, I know I’m self-promoting…B-)

  • AmberGrindstaff

    Those were fun to watch ūüôā Lots of great movies in both clips

  • Justin

    This is an awesome edit.

    I’ve made a list of those which I can pretty confidently identify. If I didn’t have any clue, I left it blank. I’m sure you guys can help plug in the holes:

    :01 –¬†
    :03 –
    :05 РInception 
    :07 РShaun of the Dead 
    :08 –¬†
    :10 РSerenity 
    :11 – (Shutter Island?)
    :12 –
    :14 –¬†
    :15 РZombieland 
    :16 –¬†
    :17 –¬†
    :18 –
    :20 РV for Vendetta 
    :21 –¬†
    :22 Р127 Hours 
    :26 РThe Shining 
    :30 – Gerry
    :32 – Fight Club
    :34 – Reservoir Dogs
    :36 – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
    :38 –¬†
    :41 –¬†
    :43 –¬†
    :45 –¬†
    :46 –¬†
    :47 – The Adjustment Bureau
    :49 – The Wrestler
    :52 –¬†
    :54 – Elephant
    :55 РPoltergeist 
    :56 –¬†
    :58 – (Gangs of New York?)
    :59 –¬†
    1:00 –¬†
    1:01 –¬†
    1:02 – Mission Impossible 3
    1:03 –¬†
    1:04 –¬†
    1:05 – (Raising Arizona?)
    1:07 РJurassic Park 
    1:08 РPulp Fiction 
    1:10 РGoodfellas 
    1:13 –¬†
    1:14 –¬†
    1:16 –¬†
    1:18 – (Boogie Nights?)
    1:20 РThe Professional 
    1:22 –¬†
    1:24 РThe Matrix 
    1:26 –¬†
    1:28 –¬†
    1:29 –
    1:31 –¬†
    1:34 Р2001: A Space Odyssey 
    1:35 – The Dark Knight
    1:38 –¬†
    1:40 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1:41 –¬†
    1:43 РThe Big Lebowski 
    1:44 – The Royal Tenenbaums
    1:45 – E.T.
    1:46 – Jurassic Park
    1:48 – There Will Be Blood
    1:49 –¬†
    1:50 – The Shining
    1:51 –¬†
    1:53 – Pulp Fiction
    1:56 –¬†
    1:57 – Hudsucker Proxy
    1:58 – Unbreakable
    1:59 –¬†
    2:00 – Swingers
    2:01 – (Dead Man’s Shoes?)
    2:03 – Kill Bill
    2:05 –¬†
    2:07 РDo the Right Thing 
    2:09 – Men in Black 2
    2:10 – Star Trek
    2:13 – Gladiator
    2:14 –¬†
    2:16 – Eyes Wide Shut
    2:19 – Reservoir Dogs
    2:21 – (There Will Be Blood?)
    2:23 – Kill Bill
    2:26 –¬†
    2:27 –
    2:30 – Scream
    2:32 –¬†
    2:34 –¬†
    2:35 – (The New World?)
    2:36 – (The Green Mile?)
    2:37 –
    2:38 – Inception
    2:41 –¬†
    2:42 –¬†
    2:43 – (Shutter Island?)
    2:44 –¬†
    2:45 – Reservoir Dogs
    2:46 – Mission Impossible 3
    2:47 –¬†
    2:48 –¬†
    2:49 – Valkyrie2:50 –¬†2:52 –¬†2:53 –¬†2:55 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2:56 – True Grit (2010)2:57 – The Searchers

  • Thats a lota flicks!

  • Crazyfinn

    Dear Sir Edgar Wright,

    I am here not only tell you my love for you films, but my films to (not that I love them, I do, but¬†that’s¬†not the point). My youtube series Sveden Svargin Boogin Bargain has been inspired by you, and if you happen to watch it and don’t notice how you have influenced it, you have just brought a far happier way for me to direct my films. That’s it really, though you may notice the odd reference to your films near the latter episodes. Anyway, massive fan of your work, I check this website everyday, so yep, massive influence is what you are!¬†

    Finnian

  • I think I can name enough to provide sufficient evidence that I spend/spent too much time watching films. Am I crazy or were there several repeats as well?

  • I think I can name enough to provide sufficient evidence that I spend/spent too much time watching films. Am I crazy or were there several repeats as well?