A Picture of A Film about A Conversation

clipped from www.brendandawes.com

blog it
Over at www.brendandawes.com

“Created in January 2004, Cinema Redux explores the idea of distilling a whole film down to one single image. Using eight of my favourite films from eight of my most admired directors including Sidney Lumet, Francis Ford Coppola and John Boorman, each film is processed through a Java program written with the processing environment. This small piece of software samples a movie every second and generates an 8 x 6 pixel image of the frame at that moment in time. It does this for the entire film, with each row representing one minute of film time.

The end result is a kind of unique fingerprint for that film. A sort of movie DNA showing the colour hues as well as the rhythm of the editing process. ”

The one pictured above is Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation (1974). For more Cinema Redux go to the Brendan Dawes site.

If you been living under a rock and don’t know this movie, you probably don’t like movies as much as me. So no synopsis just plot keywords

Sound * * * Downbeat * * * Sound Effects * * * Conversation * * * Psychological Thriller * * * Conspiracy * * * San Francisco * * * Reflection * * * Deliberate Cruelty * * * Claustrophobic * * * Recording * * * Enigma * * * Affair * * * Tape * * * Dream Sequence * * * Murder * * * Psychological Drama * * * Sabotage * * * Sexual Overtones * * * Spy * * * Voyeur * * * Wiretap * * * Paranoid Fantasy * * * Surveillance * * * Tragedy * * * Investigation * * * Loner * * * Murder Investigation * * * Neo Noir * * * Union Square San Francisco * * * Confessional * * * Convention * * * Hotel * * * Mime * * * Reward * * * Disturbing * * * Eavesdropping * * * Hidden Microphone * * * Listening Device * * * Murder Plot * * * Murderer Duo * * * Paranoia * * * Paranoid * * * Surveillance Device * * * Technology * * * Critically Acclaimed * * * Electronics Expert * * * San Francisco California * * * Birthday * * * Church * * * Dog * * * Elevator * * * Hotel Room * * * Money * * * Phone Booth * * * Telephone * * * Toilet Flush * * * Twist In The End

Stars – Gene Hackman, Frederic Forest, Cindy Williams, Teri Garr, & Harrison Ford.

Movie Quote – “I’m not following you, I’m looking for you. That’s a big difference.”

Referenced in David Fincher’s The Game.

The film not the picture.

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