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A supercut is a genre of video editing consisting of a montage of short clips with the same theme. The theme may be an action, a scene, a word or phrase, an object, a gesture, or a cliché or trope.

Examples

  • The short film The Return of Osiris by the Palestinian visual artist Essa Grayeb weaves numerous stylistically divergent excerpts extracted from Egyptian movies and television series produced between 1976 and 2016; The found footage excerpts were edited to reconstruct the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's resignation speech in 1967 according to the original text.
  • "In 2006, an audience that eventually grew to more than six million watched CSI: MiamiTemplate:'s David Caruso don a pair of sunglasses after making a glib remark about a victim. He kept doing it for seven minutes, in basically a möbius strip of shades and awful one-liners."
  • Rich Juzwiak, a culture writer for VH1, uploaded a supercut video of the number of times that contestants in reality television shows spoke lines equivalent to "I'm not here to make friends" in mid-2008, which helped to popularize the format after Baio's post.
  • Christian Marclay's 2010 art installation The Clock is a 24-hour supercut of references to time.
  • "With the Internet and more specifically YouTube, local news is no longer restricted just to the municipalities that it serves. It is easier than ever for someone to capture a funny clip from television and upload it online. If you're bored on the Internet searching for these clips – rest easy. A YouTube user did the heavy lifting for you, compiling 2013's best local news bloopers into one 15-minute super cut. The video begins with Kerryn Johnston, an anchor for a local TV news service in Australia. Johnston, reading off the teleprompter in Ron Burgundy-esque fashion, says, 'Good evening. Tonight, I'm going to sound like drunk.'" (Johnson says she made this joke because she thought she was only rehearsing and didn't realize she was live.)
  • Video magazine Screen Junkies has produced multiple supercuts, such as all words that started with the letter "f" in The Wolf of Wall Street, drunk characters, explosions, Johnny Depp's weird faces, and last words.
  • A supercut of every Covid-19 ads featured in 2020 are exactly alike as reported on an article of The New York Times.
  • "thecussingchannel", a defunct YouTube channel launched by CinemaSins' Jeremy Scott, containing supercuts of films such as the amount of profanities used in Pulp Fiction and the number of spells for all eight Harry Potter films.

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