Aspiring filmmaker Vugar Efendi has created a fascinating video for history and film buffs alike. In it, he places famous movie clips right next to the historical news reels and TV clips that inspired them, showing us just how incredibly accurate some of Hollywood’s period pieces really are.
This particular trip through history is almost disorienting. In some of the clips, it’s almost difficult to tell which is the historical clip and which is the reproduction; in others, Hollywood takes full advantage of different camera angles and historical context to “show” an event from perspectives that were never captured in real life.
As Efendi notes in the video description, the result is “transcending, powerful and nevertheless, haunting.”