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The Essence Of Classic 20th Century Movies In A Single Frame – In Pictures

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Jason Shulman captures an entire movies in a single photographic image. As the movie plays, Jason records the action through a very long exposure. Each scene gets overlaid on the next until a final image if produced. “There are roughly 130,000 frames in a 90-minute film and every frame of each film is recorded in these photographs, says Jason. “You could take all these frames and shuffle them like a deck of cards, and no matter the shuffle, you would end up with the same image I have arrived at.”

 

Dumbo (1941)

Dumbo (1941)

 

He tells Another Magazine: “‘I set up my camera in front of my computer and pointed it at a movie, expecting that, if you expose the negative for an hour and a half with a film in front of it, you’d get a bit like what you get when you mix balls of Play-Doh together – just a brown monotone hue. So I was very surprised when in fact these kinds of rather interesting translations of films started occurring.

“You can learn something about the director’s style from this kind of kooky translation: you can learn that Hitchcock deals with people, for example, Kubrick deals with composition, Bergman deals with … I mean lots of Bergman films are kind of moody and psychological, much more so than other films. So it’s odd that in one exposure all of these things, although very subjective, kind of come through.”

 

Deep Throat (1972)

Deep Throat, 1972

The Shining - 1980

The Shining – 1980

2001- A Space Odyssey (1968).jpg

2001- A Space Odyssey (1968).jpg

The Gospel According to St Matthew - 1964

The Gospel According to St Matthew – 1964

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Dr Strangelove (1964)

Dr Strangelove (1964)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Le voyage dans la lune (1902)

Le voyage dans la lune (1902)

Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver (1976)

The Mirror (1975)

The Mirror (1975)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Blue Velvet (1986)

Blue Velvet (1986)

Rocky - 1976

Rocky – 1976

Alien - 1979

Alien – 1979

The Exorcist - 1974

The Exorcist – 1974

The Red Balloon - 1956

The Red Balloon – 1956

Trainspotting - 1996

Trainspotting – 1996

Inferno - 1980

Inferno – 1980

8 1/2 - 1963

8 1/2 – 1963

Rear Window - 1954

Rear Window – 1954

Duel - 1971

Duel – 1971

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Fistful of dollars - 1964

A Fistful of dollars – 1964

Fantasia - 1940

Fantasia – 1940

 

See more of Jason’s work in Photographs of Films.

  • mournblade1066

    The Exorcist came out in 1973, not 1974.