Animated GIFs celebrate Stanley Kubrick films, among others


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One of the pleasures of watching a Stanley Kubrick film are the images he crafted that resonate long after minor plot points are forgotten.

Who can forget the twin girls in blue dresses in ‘The Shining’? Or the torture scene in ‘A Clockwork Orange’? Or the monkeys touching the black monolith in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’?


Taking scenes from Kubrick’s expansive and often disturbing oeuvre of films, Gustaf Mantel has created a series of animated GIFS (essentially an image with a part that moves) that do more to capture a mood than any photo ever could.

Mantel also created GIFs for other classic flicks, including one from a cradle-rocking scene in ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and a manically jump-roping Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) from ‘American Psycho.’


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Upper photo: Scene from Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ Lower: Scene from ‘American Psycho.’ Credit: Gustaf Mantel via Tumblr