Film posters have changed drastically over time, from hand-painted works of art to digital compilations of screenshots. As a part of a larger visual project called My Life In 1.000.000 Frames, artist and filmmaker Candice Drouet created a short video (above) that looks at posters in a different way, superimposing them over the movie scenes that inspired them.
The video, titled 1.000.000 Frames XII, features Requiem for a Dream, American Psycho, Mulholland Dr., Lost in Translation, Gangs of New York, and other films with posters consisting of still images taken directly from the projects, or that were shot in a very similar style. Some of the posters align perfectly to the scenes, while others are changed slightly in terms of color correction, angle, or other elements (artist rendering versus photograph, the actor's facial expression, etc.). The interesting and beautiful juxtaposition of the static with the moving images forces the viewer to look more closely at both, and it shows how important posters can be as a way to tell a story.
Check out the clip above, and head to Drouet's Vimeo page to see more of the extensive film project she is creating.
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