T-shirts are the currency of the realm here at It Goes to 11, but on occasion we turn our gaze to cool accessories. Like, say, sunglasses.
Even cooler than normal sunnies (as the Australians might say) are shades from the reel world (that is to say, film). To wit, we’ve cobbled together a supercut – defined here as “a fast-paced montage of short video clips that obsessively isolates a single element from its source, usually a word, phrase, or cliche from film and TV” – of our favorite movie sunglasses and embedded it above.
Between classic selections from Back to the Future, Dr. Strangelove, and pretty much everything Tom Cruise appears in to a variety of carefully vetted darkhorse entries, we’ve stitched our excellent eyewear into a triumphant aggregation, all soundtracked to a 1966 Dean Martin gem entitled “Shades” (apropos, yes?).
Because we want to give this project an interactive component, we’ll reward the first individual to correctly identify the source films in sequence – there are 51 total clips, pulled from 47 different movies – with a $50 gift card good for anything sold on our e-store. To win, comment below or message us at contact [@] founditemclothing.com.
UPDATE: congrats to Scott C., who claimed the prize
Conceived, researched, and curated by Travis Greenwood; edited and sequenced with maximum aplomb by the estimably talented Brett Roberts.
Rentals sourced via Movie Madness, Portland’s premiere video store.
Movies, as sequenced, after the jump:
Cool Hand Luke
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Iron Giant
The Lost Boys
The Breakfast Club
Back to the Future 2
Thelma & Louise
Natural Born Killers
The Big Lebowski
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Color of Money
License to Drive
Back to the Future
Beverly Hills Cop 2
Leon / The Professional
Big Trouble in Little China
Mission Impossible 2
Cool Hand Luke
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