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An Entire Film in One Frame: Movie Bar Code

Friday 03.04.2011 , Posted by

Tron (1982)

We know you’ve loved the color pallet used in a favorite film and now you can enjoy all of those clever color choices in one image. The film buff behind the website MovieBarCode has put together a collection of images that compress every single frame of an entire movie into just one signature “bar code.” Highlights are Pleasantville’s clear transition from black & white to the films creative use of color or the almost monochromatic green of The Matrix. Head over to for more of your favorite films.

The Social Network (2010)

The Matrix (1999)

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Scarface (1983)

Pleasantville (1998)

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

Delicatessen (1991)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Alice in Wonderland (1951)


Benjamin Starr

Written by Benjamin Starr

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