Distillations of movie magic… the best new thing I saw this week [they’re animated gifs, but they don’t “run” in every browser setup—try opening the images in their own window, or downloading them; they’re worth it]:
“Jesus H. Tap-Dancing Christ … i have seen the light!”
“It’s better to help people than garden gnomes.”
“You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.”
“Whenever I hear the word ‘culture’, I bring out my checkbook.”
Wonderful animated GIFs from the Tumblr blog, If we don’t, remember me. At their best, and particularly with more meditative moments and more powerful characters, they manage to condense what we remember – and love – about a particular movie into one crystalline moment.
Animated GIFs have been around since the early days of the web, used mostly for ads, and more recently for cute avatars on various forums and bulletin boards. But recently they have developed real reach and inventiveness in the hands of the bloggers on Tumblr.
During my “research” into the “pornification of Amy Pond,” I stumbled across some wonderful Doctor Who-themed animated GIFs, some done in a humorous mode, others more tender or poignant:
These don’t match the artistry of the ones by If we don’t, remember me, but are interesting as fan expressions, capturing particularly significant moments or issues in Doctor Who. (Unfortunately, I’ve lost track of where these originated – somewhere amongst the Tumblr Doctor Who blogs about which I wrote earlier.)