think we all need at least one really nice positive thing about the
entertainment business every single day of the year, including weekends.
Sometimes it may be something simple, like a video that showcases
something fun and sometimes it may be a movie poster that embraces the
aesthetic we all want Hollywood to aspire to. Sometimes it may be a
long-winded diatribe. Sometimes it’ll be from the staff and extended
family of CHUD.com. Maybe even you readers can get in on it. So, take
this to the bank. Every day, you will get a little bit of positivity
from one column a day here. Take it with you. Maybe it’ll help you
through a bad day or give folks some fun things to hunt down in their
busy celluloid digesting day.
By Renn Brown
What I’m Thankful For:
Three Frames Photo Blog (Link)
images in films often get burned into our heads so thoroughly that,
like a word repeated over and over in your head, they sort of lose all
meaning. We’re used to seeing stills yanked out of films, or of
course the films themselves, but one blog explores the really cool idea
of taking moments from movies, re-contextualizing them, and finding a
hidden energy in specific looks, moves, and twitches.
is a blog that does just that, bringing an almost-daily batch of new
moments from films both famous and obscure. The three frames can reveal
wild unnatural movements, or completely still frames that contain a
single, tiny wiggle. Some are funny, some are weird, some are
disturbing, but they are all mesmerizing. I’ve picked out a big bunch of
them that caught my eye as I searched through the extensive archives
(he or she’s done hundreds of them) and present them here. You’ll be surprised at some of the films that show up in the list, and they range
from the highest pedigreed prestige films to the grimiest of grindhouse
shlock. You should add Three Frames
to your daily bookmarks or RSS feed or what have you, as it’s always
worth a few seconds to sit in a daze at the odd beauty that’s found in
these repetitive GIFs.
Just a warning: the blog’s not afraid to use frames with nudity, so it’s occasionally NSFW.