In the grand scheme of things, we’re not quite sure how we’re going to remember 2012 in the history of film. With movies like The Master, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Killing Them Softly, and Skyfall, we saw some moments of brilliance pop up when filmmakers took risks on both original stories and time-honored properties to create something daring. But we were also witness to bloated blockbuster fare like Battleship, Dark Shadows, and Total Recall that seemed to stagnate the film industry, and even set it back a few years in some cases.

That being said, 2012 will go down as an interesting year to say the least. And now the folks at Sleepy Skunk have compiled a supercut of clips from the highlights of 2012 into one epic mashup. With music by Philip Glass, The Hives, and H83 in the background, this video is an operatic look at the tones and themes that hit the big screen this year. So sit back, enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for your favorite films in this oasis of cinema.

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[Sleepy Skunk via Movie Viral]