Well lookit that, I've been tagged with the delightful Screencap Images Meme Thing by Things That Don't Suck. This being about images, I'll keep the notes brief.
The ever mutating, frequently ignored rules, for those what don't know:
1. Pick as many pictures as you want, but make them screencaps. These need to be moments that speak to you that perhaps haven't been represented as stills before.
This web-bogglin is dedicated to the practice of using screencaps, rather than posed publicity stills, as illustration, whenever discussing onscreen specifics like composition, set dressing, performance and et ceteras. I learned it from Bordwell and Thompson! [Housekeeping note to self: Seeing the finished product below reminds me that I ought to widen the post column to accomodate bigger images.]
2. Pick a theme, any theme.
Glenn Kenny's entry in this fad required players to guess the connecting theme between frames. As I am not so subtle and none too clever, the theme below is obvious at a glance. You may guess the films if you wish, titles at the bottom.
3. You MUST link to the original gallery at Checking On My Sausages and the gallery at The Dancing Image.
4. Tag five blogs.
Everyone reading this may consider themselves tagged... LAMF!
And now to the screencaps.
"A smoker's a smoker, when the chips are down..."
"... and your chips are down."
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone, 1966)
Night on Earth (Jarmusch, 1991)
Deep Red (Argento, 1975)
Hellboy (Del Toro, 2004)
Cemetery Man (Soavi, 1994)
The Shanghai Gesture (Sternberg, 1941)
The Prime Time (Weisenborn, 1959)
The Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, 1935)
The Matrix (Wachowski, 1999)
"No Smoking" (Kinney, 1951)
The Big Sleep (Hawks, 1946)
Wild at Heart (Lynch, 1990)
The X-Files — Fight the Future (Bowman, 1998)
Twin Peaks — Fire Walk With Me (Lynch, 1992)