What can the comparison of the first frame and final frame of a movie tell you?Well! It can tell you volumes about the journey of the story from inception to conclusion,Some stories end where they started and some end miles away from it.The transformation of the central character,if that is the theme of the movie can also be revealed just my comparing the first and final shots.As is the case with Nebraska, 12 Years a Slave, and Before Sunset. Sometimes they visually portray a significant change in the film’s main character, like in Shame, The Godfather Part II, and Frank or Gone Girl,where the central character remains unchanged till the end.
There are many minute details a cinema lover can find out just by simple analysis of the start and end point, So what are your favourite first and last shot comparisons of movies in the history of cinema,share them with us in the comments below.
Source:Jacob T. Swinney