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Movie Barcodes

As most designers do, we love film, from big ass summer blockbusters to small independent releases. So when I was recently sent a link to this site, which takes movies and condenses them into a short sort of “Barcode” Graphic style, then I was fascinated straight away, (they had me at “Movie”).

We all know that movies use colour to convey mood and feeling throughout the story which is subtle and subliminal enough to go unnoticed until you see it in this kind of way. When I looked at the site for some of my favourite films it made me realise just how wide my tastes are, and just how the colours vary from genre to genre.

The image shown above is the movie “Amélie (Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain) from 2001, one of my favourite films. I’ve spoken at length about how every frame of the movie is viewed by the director as being worthy of framing and putting on a wall, and this condensed version is also worth hanging I feel.

Compare this to “Starwars” for example (also available on the site if you click the index link at the top of the page) and you’ll see just how the colour varies to give a much different feeling.

Thanks to the MovieBarcode website for such an interesting idea which makes you remember the subtle art of colour use in film.

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