I like Movies in Frames a lot

Posted by @ 4:37 pm on July 16th, 2009

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I’ve been really enjoying the hyper-abridged versions of films at Movies in Frames and find it very instructive, in terms of singling out visual vocabularies and narrative arcs. The featured movies are fairly popular, and I love comparing my memory or notion of the movie with images which have been edited/collated by others. (Some find themes or repetitions, while others seem to exploit differences.) Each chosen frame seems to mark an important or iconic point of the story, which when juxtaposed so severely next to each other, evokes an alternative story. I think the inherent quality of the cinematography is also implicated, as these are all still frames. It’s just nice to take a movie and slow it down, reduce it to its core. I like it a lot.

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