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June 15, 2009 6:27 AM   Subscribe

Your favorite movies, compressed down to three meticulously scribbled frames.
posted by Dr Dracator (53 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
For a moment I thought this was a repost.

Three-frame movies are seeing a lot of love this week. Are there any 4-frame .gif sites?
posted by LSK at 6:34 AM on June 15, 2009


The Blade Runner one is perfect.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:41 AM on June 15, 2009


The Juno one is quite accurate.
posted by d13t_p3ps1 at 6:58 AM on June 15, 2009


After watching three-frame Total Recall, I had flashbacks of the Arnold soundboard that swarmed the web... and then wept.
posted by seppyk at 7:06 AM on June 15, 2009


The Blade Runner one is perfect.

The Star Wars one is perfect.
posted by explosion at 7:08 AM on June 15, 2009


Total Recall is prefetched.
posted by autodidact at 7:10 AM on June 15, 2009


They get progressively more artful and interesting the lower you go. Total Recall, indeed.
posted by cavalier at 7:18 AM on June 15, 2009


Makes Alien actually seem all cute and cuddly. Come here, Alien, I want to give you a big squishy hug!

OH GOD... Oh.... OH GOD....
posted by educatedslacker at 7:18 AM on June 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Blade Runner wins for me.
posted by mattoxic at 7:29 AM on June 15, 2009


"meticulously scribbled" ... I like that oxymoron.
posted by brenton at 7:30 AM on June 15, 2009


I didn't get Star Wars, but BttF was funny.
posted by DU at 7:32 AM on June 15, 2009


They get progressively more sardonic and thus amusing the lower you go.
posted by adamms222 at 7:38 AM on June 15, 2009


The Juno one is quite accurate.

Not only accurate, but more enjoyable, too.
posted by milarepa at 7:46 AM on June 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Metafilter Threads: They get progressively more sardonic and thus amusin the lower you go.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:50 AM on June 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Cute gimmick, but these are not my favorite movies.
posted by trip and a half at 7:52 AM on June 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


God, a three frame version of Videodrome on that site would be heaven.
posted by munchingzombie at 7:59 AM on June 15, 2009


Jurassic park was one of the best. I'd say followed by total recall. That dude at the party by myself looked so sad.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 8:02 AM on June 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


a three frame version of Videodrome on that site would be heaven.

In a loop. Forever.
posted by rokusan at 8:13 AM on June 15, 2009


Clever, in a cute-st sort of way. The BttF one was way clever.

They should do a TV one, and have Lost.
posted by elder18 at 8:32 AM on June 15, 2009


I bet I'm the only one who spent ten minutes trying to drag and drop the cassettes into the VCR.
posted by digsrus at 8:33 AM on June 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


I loved the Star Wars one. Very understated.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:34 AM on June 15, 2009


This is some kinda post-post-irony right

Am I supposed to be getting this at face value

Am I dumb
posted by tehloki at 8:36 AM on June 15, 2009


Am I dumb

Maybe just happy
posted by msalt at 8:46 AM on June 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Three frames and yet I got impatient sitting through these.
posted by mazola at 8:48 AM on June 15, 2009


I too hate punctuation

but I love quick amusements like this

yes Blade Runner was A+
posted by Brocktoon at 8:49 AM on June 15, 2009


tl;dw
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:54 AM on June 15, 2009


ts;dw
posted by Electric Dragon at 8:55 AM on June 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


No spoiler warnings?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:09 AM on June 15, 2009


I'll be the grump - I don't think any of them are clever.

I do love the design of the site though.
posted by iconomy at 9:09 AM on June 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


What's next? Summarizing a movie in one tweet?
posted by DreamerFi at 9:10 AM on June 15, 2009


noU
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:10 AM on June 15, 2009


What's next? Summarizing a movie in one tweet?

Alien: Don't eat the eggs.

Star Wars: Trust your feelings and a big gun.

Blade Runner: Best if used by this date.

Total Recall: Better red than dead.

Juno: Trust your feelings and a big gun ironic detachment.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:22 AM on June 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Ikiru does not belong in this stack.
posted by sonic meat machine at 9:30 AM on June 15, 2009


Clever: In a good idea, decent structure, crap content, ill thought out sort of way
posted by daveg at 9:30 AM on June 15, 2009


Reminds me of the 30-second Bunnies Theater.
posted by not_on_display at 9:42 AM on June 15, 2009


Details are sketchy, no really
posted by gorgor_balabala at 9:43 AM on June 15, 2009


What's next? Summarizing a movie in one tweet?

How about in just four words?
posted by wannalol at 10:41 AM on June 15, 2009


um, i counted four frames
posted by rudster at 11:08 AM on June 15, 2009


Some of them are mildly clever (Star Wars, Bladerunner), some not so much (LotR), some not really suited for the animated-GIF format (Titanic).
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:36 AM on June 15, 2009


they wont play for me :(
posted by supermedusa at 11:48 AM on June 15, 2009


I thought these sucked. Films in 30 seconds re-enacted by bunnies is about a million times better.
posted by Happydaz at 1:12 PM on June 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Gotta go with the Blade Runner also.
posted by Gravitus at 1:39 PM on June 15, 2009


seriously, is there a secret 'play' button I am missing? helps!
posted by supermedusa at 2:03 PM on June 15, 2009


supermedusa, when I mouse-over the stack of tapes on the left, I see titles. When I click on one, it plays.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:28 PM on June 15, 2009


When I click on one, it plays.

...and a kitten dies.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:33 PM on June 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


If you submit a movie suggestion, he adds you to his mailing list, which I am apparently going to be subscribed to until I die...

If you wish to be removed from the 3FM mailing list, just send an email reply with this text in the header:

'GIGLI is the best film ever made and Ben Affleck is my favourite actor'

posted by the latin mouse at 2:52 PM on June 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'd have to just kill the e-mail account.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:06 PM on June 15, 2009


*le sigh* the nav works for me and the first frame (the title frame) loads but then nothing happens...is this a joke you are all playing on me?? *weeps*
posted by supermedusa at 3:44 PM on June 15, 2009


Did anyone else have to enable animated gifs in order to get this to work?
posted by Afroblanco at 4:54 PM on June 15, 2009


Did anyone else have to enable animated gifs in order to get this to work?

I initially thought it was flash, but the site uses javascript and animated gifs.
posted by niles at 9:09 PM on June 15, 2009


Cute, to a degree. Not quite as good as the Book-A-Minute summaries.
posted by davidmsc at 11:20 PM on June 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cute, to a degree. Not quite as good as the Book-A-Minute summaries.

Those are excellent and they have movie summaries too. I particularly like The Sixth Sense one.
posted by wannalol at 5:08 AM on June 16, 2009


Jurassic park was one of the best. I'd say followed by total recall. That dude at the party by myself looked so sad.

SPOILERS MUTHAFUCKAAAAAH!
posted by The Monkey at 5:48 AM on June 16, 2009


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