The Morning Watch: Breaking Down RomCom Statistics, Editing 'Dunkirk' & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay examines the evolution of romcoms over the years, including statistics of tropes spread across 79 of them. Plus, Oscar-winning editor Lee Smith talks about working on Dunkirk and see how Pixar's Ratatouille changed from the script to the final version we saw in theaters.

Vanity Fair wonders if the romcom is on the verge of death as they analyze statistics 79 romantic comedies going back to 1931. From It Happened One Night and Roman Holiday to Bridget Jones' Diary and 13 Going On 30, take a look back at how the last century of cinema has evolved when it comes to romance.

Oscar-winning editor Lee Smith talks about his job in post-production and discusses his collaboration with director Christopher Nolan while working on the World War II drama Dunkirk. If you've ever wanted to know more about the process of editing a feature film, this is a must-watch.

See how a pivotal scene from Ratatouille plays out in the final cut of Pixar Animation's film compared to the script for the delicious culinary adventure starring Patton Oswalt as a little rat chef. In this scene food critic Anton Ego tastes ratatouille, and you can see how it plays out on the page before becoming animated.