VOTD: ‘[the films of] Guy Ritchie’

If you read our site regularly, you’re probably familiar with Kees van Dijkhuizen‘s excellent “[the films of]” series by now. But in case you’re not: Each month, van Dijkhuizen selects a film director and showcases his style by cutting together a carefully edited montage of clips from the director’s oeuvre. For the eighth installment (out of a projected twelve) van Dijkhuizen’s decided to go with “[the films] of Guy Ritchie.”

Ritchie, of course, isn’t known for shying away from violence or language, so this month there are actually two variations of the video — a hardcore one for Vimeo, and a slightly more toned down one for YouTube. Watch them both after the jump.

Here’s the Vimeo version, with all the “fucks” and literal mind-blowings intact:

And here’s the softer YouTube one:

Movies included:

  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Snatch.
  • Swept Away
  • Revolver
  • RocknRolla
  • Sherlock Holmes

Music used:

  • “Discombobulate” by Hans Zimmer
  • “Red Right Hand” by Arctic Monkeys (Nick Cave cover)
  • “Rock & Roll Queen” by The Subways

As always, head over to van Dijkhuizen’s Tumblr to read about the thought and work that went into editing this month’s video.

Now seems like an obvious time to ask whether van Dijkhuizen actually enjoys all of the films he’s featured — even Swept Away. Apparently, he does. In response to the question “Any movies on the Films Of series that you personally don’t enjoy?” van Dijkhuizen gave this response:

That hasn’t really happened yet. Even with Swept Away, which is an absolute disaster, it was interesting to see how that particular director handled that. Obviously Ritchie isn’t really good with female characters, so you can take that and work with it while editing the video. I haven’t had a film yet where I was really not enjoying myself.

There are only four installments of the series left to go, and it seems van Dijkhuizen has a pretty good idea of whom he’d like to feature in the coming months. His clue for the next video: “next month’s director made my favorite film of 2010.” Also, this image:

Any guesses?


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