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Tumblr Blog Tries to Capture the Essence of a Movie in Only Nine Frames

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Here’s an interesting Tumblr we stumbled across that, for all intents and purpose, is trying to do the impossible. The 9 Film Frames Tumblr tries to sum up movies, capture their essence, by pulling out and arranging just nine frames.

It’s a very simple idea but one that, we imagine, takes a lot of work to do right. How do you determine which nine frames are the right ones? You certainly can’t pick any nine and do a movie like Raging Bull justice. We’ll let you be the judge, but we think the Tumblr blog’s creator does a pretty great job:

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

The Shining

The Shining

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Godfather

The Godfather

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

9 Film Frames only started in March, so it hasn’t proved much staying power yet, nor does it have a ton of movies in its archive. But if you want to see more classics, cult classics and blockbusters torn down to the nine frames that (in one person’s opinion) best capture what the movie was about, head over to the Tumblr blog by clicking here.

(via Laughing Squid)


 
  • http://altmediapros.com/ Anthony Harden

    And fails. That’s a little TOO minimalistic.

  • http://fencer-x.tumblr.com/ fencer_x

    Tumblr has a great 9-photo posting format. I don’t get why they don’t use it. I also don’t understand why they shove multiple movies into a single post. Could’ve been great–kind of fails at execution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/burnin.biomass Burnin Biomass

    For some reason it bugs me that (at least for the movies I know on there) the images are not in chronological order.

  • N20

    MoviesinFrames does it with 4 frames since 2009

  • http://twitter.com/MTeson Marcelo Teson

    Nice idea, but if you’re going to do this to The Passion of Joan of Arc and you don’t include the achingly unreal closeup of Falconetti’s face that’s one of the most famous closeups of all time then you didn’t understand the movie at all.

  • Bub

    2001 was especially poor.