Great Job, Internet!: You can learn a lot from these classic films compressed into a single image

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With his newest photography project, artist Jason Shulman has found a way to condense the essence and tone of a feature-length movie into one succinct image. Employing an ultra-long exposure as he directs his camera at a screen playing classic films, Shulman compresses the thousands of frames into a colorful, dreamlike blur that tells you more about the movie than you might expect.

Alice In Wonderland (1951): Jason Shulman and Cob Gallery

Taxi Driver (1976): Jason Shulman and Cob Gallery

“You can learn something about the director’s style from this kind of kooky translation,” Shulman told The Guardian about his project, which covers an eclectic collection of movies, from Dumbo to Taxi Driver to Tarkovsky’s The Mirror. “You can learn that Hitchcock deals with people, for example, Kubrick deals with composition, Bergman deals with… I mean lots of Bergman films are kind of moody and psychological, much more …