July 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM ET
We know Hollywood loves itself and the entertainment it puts out into the world. But have you ever stopped to picture how many times people at the movies show up in actual movies?
A new supercut from Slacktory does a fantastic job of putting into focus all the times motion pictures have relied on movie-theater settings as plot devices. (Watch out for a couple F bombs.)
The video opens with shots of famous marquees in movies, and transitions to ticket-buying scenes, scenes of movie watchers, movie makeout sessions, mayhem in theaters, projector operators, and finally, faces of those entranced by the art of cinema. The final minute wraps up beautifully with "You Are My Lucky Star," sung by Bing Crosby and Debbie Reynolds in "Singin' in the Rain."
Nearly 150 movie clips are used over the course of 5:45, and the film titles along with the music are sourced on Youtube. Highlights include:
Forget, for a moment, grumbling about the cost of a ticket or the guy on his cell phone behind you. This video serves as a great reminder of how much joy we actually get from going to the movies -- at least in the minds of those drawing us there.