One basketball, 24 classic movies, one awesome montage.
A French film collective has woven together scenes from two dozen iconic movies, including "The Shining," "Shaolin Soccer" and "Star Wars," with the help of an animated basketball. And the result is pure genius.
In the montage, entitled “87 Bounces,” the ball is flung into the air by a mustachioed athlete before it begins its odyssey through film history. It pops out of The Dude’s toilet in “The Big Lebowski,” bounces through the legs of Jim Carrey’s character in “The Mask” and whizzes past Superman in space.
“This is incredible,” declared one Vimeo user this week after watching the clip. “Made my day.”
“Beautifully done,” said another.
Chosen as a "Staff Pick" on Vimeo, the video's racked up more than 300,000 views since being uploaded Tuesday. Watch it above.