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: Chewing up the scenery in the War Room: "Dr. Strangelove" (Stanley Kubrick, 1964).
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).
Above: House of rain: "Solaris" (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972).
Below: On the verge of rebirth: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968).
Above: Stasis: "L'eclisse" (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962).
Above: "Audition" (Takashi Miike, 2000).
Explore the full gallery here.