Sunday, August 1, 2010

Image Meme

Yes it is admitted bad form to break the stride of a Marathon Blogging session on its second day. But the image meme that's been floating around the net like a bad cold, and that Neil at Agitation Of The Mind finally tagged me with, has been just too irresistible to... well resist.

The rules for those unaware are thus:

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.

2. Pick a theme, any theme.

3. You MUST link to the original gallery at Checking On My Sausages and the gallery at The Dancing Image.

4. Tag five blogs.

Still with its virtue more or less in tact are the images. My theme, inspired by this Glenn Kenny review (Which proves that when he still cares to write about you know, films, he's pretty damn good at it), is Grace. In all the meanings and manifestations of the word.

I fudged a bit on the screen cap rule as a few of the below images were just too perfect for me to let a namby pamby thing like explicitly stated rules get in their way. I hope the creators of this wonderful idea will forgive me.

As for the Tagging I choose:

Roger Ebert
Sergio Leone And The Infield Fly Rule
Exploding Kinetoscope
I'm Not Patty


Stephen said...


I particularly like those images from PORCO ROSSO, VANILLA SKY and PICKPOCKET (that is it, isn't it?).

Bryce Wilson said...

Many thanks Stephen, for both the kind words and coming up with this idea.

And yes you got all three.

Unknown said...

Nice collection! I particularly like the inclusion of DAYS OF HEAVEN. Love that film...

Joel Bocko said...

Impossible to resist - I mean, Audrey, Fred and Ginger, Pickpocket, all those animated inclusions which made me smile. Great work. Though for a moment I thought the sidebar was part of the post and wondered why the knife-wielding rabbit from Donnie Darko made the cut, ha ha.

Simon said...

Is that The Passion of Joan of Arc?

Bryce Wilson said...

@ JD: I'm reeeaaaallll happy with that shot.

@ MM: Many thanks for being so understanding, and the kind words. As for the sidebar, each picture makes a perverse kind of sense when juxtaposed to the one proceding it and the one after it. Whether by theme, compostion, or what have you. Something I'm unduly proud of.

@Simon: Indeed it is!

Neil Fulwood said...

I take my hat off to you, Bryce. This is one of the best image galleries I've seen contributed to this meme. I love the way you've used the technique from your sidebar of stills, where the theme/image is developed, contrasted, contextualised and made emotionally resonant by each successive image.

Bryce Wilson said...

Many for the kind words Neil.

This really was a case of the images themselves doing half the work for me though.

AK said...

In awe as usual! I played too but I don't think my choices are as good as yours-still it was fun!
I wish I were more versed in Samurai films, still all these posts make for good reading.
Um..."the ole whales vagina"?

Bryce Wilson said...

@ Rob: Many thanks for the kind words as always Rob.

The Whales Vagina, is an Anchorman reference. In which it is erroneously given as the true meaning of San Diego.

We all know that the true meaning of the word is lost to the scholars.