Single Still
Combining photography and filmography, I'm trying to derive the essence of films from a single still. All content original, citation appreciated.
Requiem for a Dream
In art we often see bleakness paired with dullness. The unbelievably intense, and masterfully paced Requiem for a Dream masterfully refutes this assumed principle. The final product leaves the viewer feeling both deeply affected and disturbed.

Requiem for a Dream

In art we often see bleakness paired with dullness. The unbelievably intense, and masterfully paced Requiem for a Dream masterfully refutes this assumed principle. The final product leaves the viewer feeling both deeply affected and disturbed.

  • #requiem for a dream
  • #film
  • #thriller
  • #Darren Aronofsky
  • #exestential terror
  • Thirst
When a priest becomes one of fifty volunteers to find a vaccine for a deadly virus, he survives while the others perish. Afterwards, he must deal with his status as a miracle, his strengthened bodily desires, and most importantly: a thirst for blood. With these elements, director Park Chan-wook creates a first rate horror film, but also an engaging morality tale. 

    Thirst

    When a priest becomes one of fifty volunteers to find a vaccine for a deadly virus, he survives while the others perish. Afterwards, he must deal with his status as a miracle, his strengthened bodily desires, and most importantly: a thirst for blood. With these elements, director Park Chan-wook creates a first rate horror film, but also an engaging morality tale. 

  • #Park Chan-Wook
  • #horror
  • #film
  • #thirst
  • #vampires
  • #vampire
  • #thriller
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery
Although somewhat middle of the line fair for Woody Allen, this one does do a great job of balancing a whodunit thriller with a romantic comedy. The storyline is engaging and the jokes pop, but there is a lot of space in between them. Plus, the duo of Allen and Diane Keaton is always a big plus.

    Manhattan Murder Mystery

    Although somewhat middle of the line fair for Woody Allen, this one does do a great job of balancing a whodunit thriller with a romantic comedy. The storyline is engaging and the jokes pop, but there is a lot of space in between them. Plus, the duo of Allen and Diane Keaton is always a big plus.

  • #woody allen
  • #film
  • #diane
  • #diane keaton
  • #allen
  • #manhattan
  • #manhattan murder mystery
  • #thriller
  • #mystery
  • An American Werewolf in London
The still above helps to show how daring and imaginative of a thriller/horror film American Werewolf is, but most importantly, it keeps the hairs on the back of your neck up the whole time. 

    An American Werewolf in London

    The still above helps to show how daring and imaginative of a thriller/horror film American Werewolf is, but most importantly, it keeps the hairs on the back of your neck up the whole time. 

  • #an american werewolf in london
  • #horror
  • #nazis
  • #thriller
  • #werewolf
  • #film
  • Shutter Island
This film takes you inside the minds of tortured and disturbed minds, while keeping you on the edge of your seat the whole way. I think this image represents that.

    Shutter Island

    This film takes you inside the minds of tortured and disturbed minds, while keeping you on the edge of your seat the whole way. I think this image represents that.

  • #film
  • #photography
  • #shutter island
  • #martin scorsese
  • #leonardo dicaprio
  • #thriller
  • The Bourne Identity
The story of secret agent gone rouge (Matt Damon) is sleek, stylish, and smart. Above he shows even fifty grand can be cool if its in the right hands.

    The Bourne Identity

    The story of secret agent gone rouge (Matt Damon) is sleek, stylish, and smart. Above he shows even fifty grand can be cool if its in the right hands.

  • #matt damon
  • #film
  • #photography
  • #the bourne identity
  • #thriller
  • One Hour Photo
This image is shocking, mad, and terrifying; everything that the film its from also is. As we watch Sy Parrish (Robin Williams) delve deeper and deeper into an obsession with a family he develops photos for, we are caught between feelings of sympathy for this pathetic man, and horror from his madness. An underrated thriller.

    One Hour Photo

    This image is shocking, mad, and terrifying; everything that the film its from also is. As we watch Sy Parrish (Robin Williams) delve deeper and deeper into an obsession with a family he develops photos for, we are caught between feelings of sympathy for this pathetic man, and horror from his madness. An underrated thriller.

  • #film
  • #photography
  • #one hour photo
  • #robin williams
  • #thriller
  • North by Northwest
This Alfred Hitchcock film follows Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), as he tries to escape an assassination attempt based on a case of mistaken identity. A feeling of paranoia pervades the film, with many of the images (like the famous one above) leaving you wondering whether the events are real or imagined. 

    North by Northwest

    This Alfred Hitchcock film follows Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), as he tries to escape an assassination attempt based on a case of mistaken identity. A feeling of paranoia pervades the film, with many of the images (like the famous one above) leaving you wondering whether the events are real or imagined. 

  • #film
  • #photography
  • #north by northwest
  • #cary grant
  • #alfred hitchcock
  • #thriller
  • #mystery
  • Jurassic Park
I watched Jurassic Park dozens of times as a little kid and I still return to it. I love the well thought out sci-fi plot line, (which is actually from Michael Chrichton’s book of the same name) groundbreaking visuals effects, and frightening dinosaurs of course. This still also tells you to be careful when playing God, a main theme. Not to mention Jeff Goldblum who is also in this frame. 

    Jurassic Park

    I watched Jurassic Park dozens of times as a little kid and I still return to it. I love the well thought out sci-fi plot line, (which is actually from Michael Chrichton’s book of the same name) groundbreaking visuals effects, and frightening dinosaurs of course. This still also tells you to be careful when playing God, a main theme. Not to mention Jeff Goldblum who is also in this frame. 

  • #film
  • #photography
  • #jurassic park
  • #steven speilburg
  • #dinosaurs
  • #thriller