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Because history is boring, movies are awesome, and your time is precious, motion designer Pier Paolo has done us all a favor and squeezed 100 years of cinematic milestones into 60 seconds of animation. And he’s done it in simply adorable fashion.
From silent-era slaptick to the heyday of the Hollywood blockbuster, the highlights are here. Watch Charlie Chaplin twirl his cane, Luke Skywalker face off against Darth Vader, and the old dude from “Up” float serenely away.
Paolo has also posted a look at some of the other characters he created but which didn’t make it into the video. You can follow him on Twitter here.