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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Some of the images sit there unmoving for too long, but that very same stasis also helps create and enforce the underlying tension, the tormented…

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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CinematoGIFs: Living, breathing movie stills

Each of these astonishing "cinematoGIFs" (animated .GIF files) by Gusaf Mantel distills the essence of a cinematic moment into a living, breathing "movie still" -- an indelible moment preserved in time. Once you start gazing into them, you'll find it hard to stop...


Above: The apes and the monolith: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968).

Below: The tension of Travis Bickle, keeping his television perpetually balanced on the edge of smashing to the floor: "Taxi Driver" (Martin Scorsese, 1976).

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Above: Chewing up the scenery in the War Room: "Dr. Strangelove" (Stanley Kubrick, 1964).

Below: Cigarette burns: "Fight Club" (David Fincher, 1999).

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Above: Waiting for the elevator. Forever: "Eraserhead" (David Lynch, 1977).

Below: Light of my life, fire of my loins... The image that will never age: "Lolita" (Stanley Kubrick, 1962).

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Above: House of rain: "Solaris" (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972).

Below: On the verge of rebirth: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968).

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Above: Stasis: "L'eclisse" (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962).

Below: "All those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain.... Time to die.": "Blade Runner" (Ridley Scott, 1982).

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Above: "Audition" (Takashi Miike, 2000).

Explore the full gallery here.

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Above: It's only a movie: "Peeping Tom" (Michael Powell, 1960).

(tip: @bournecinema)

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