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FinkPish 02-15-06 01:07 AM

Post your favorite single shot
 
Like the title says, post your favorite single frame from any movie. Post something that if you could blow it up big enough you would frame it as art. Post something that has special meaning for you or that just makes you laugh, cry, etc. (Also try to list which movie the screencap is from, so this doesn't turn into a "what movie is that from?" thread)

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/8431/alien30zj.jpg
Alien3

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/1116/heat4rd.jpg
Heat

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/7397/master3xe.jpg
Master & Commander

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/9...awshank5bi.jpg
The Shawshank Redemption

Anubis2005X 02-15-06 01:12 AM

This thread is gonna rock. I'll put some up when I have a moment...

Brent L 02-15-06 01:31 AM

What is the best way to make a screen capture?

FinkPish 02-15-06 01:35 AM

It differs from program to program. I am using InterVideo WinDVD 4 and in that there is a camera icon that will grab the screen I want. It saves it as a bmp file and in Photoshop I bump the size down to about 85% and save then it as a jpg.

Brent L 02-15-06 01:47 AM

Thanks a lot. It seems I have that same type of button in the program that I'm using, DVD X Player. Here are the first two frames that I thought of as soon as I saw this topic:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/5629/esotsm0yv.jpg

Lost In Translation

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/10/lit6ir.jpg

Mountain Biker 02-15-06 02:01 AM

http://img157.echo.cx/img157/400/invasion25su.jpg

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

The Infidel 02-15-06 02:37 AM

I have lots of favorite single shots, but this is the first that came to mind:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...del/legend.jpg

EDIT: More of my favorites. I can probably pick out a cool still from just about every movie, but these are the ones that stood out at first glance thru my collection.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...fthelement.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../twotowers.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...chingtiger.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...l/musicman.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...cherrymoon.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ulpfiction.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...diesladies.jpg

Cygnet74 02-15-06 03:02 AM

the 11 minute opening shot from Werckmeister Harmonies is my favorite.

http://www.moviemartyr.com/images/20...kmeister01.gif

NatrlBornThrllr 02-15-06 06:21 AM

http://www.themindattic.com/blog/ren.../buffalo66.JPG
Buffalo '66

It's a capture I found online. I'd rather it be from a bit earlier in the scene, when the two are spread apart on the bed, but that's the shot I would choose.

Edit: I found a small image of the shot I'm talking about. It's cropped, but you get the idea.

http://www.livejournal.com/userpic/28154633/3336375

-JP

wendersfan 02-15-06 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by Cygnet74
the 11 minute opening shot from Werckmeister Harmonies is my favorite.

http://www.moviemartyr.com/images/20...kmeister01.gif

Damn you. Damn you to hell.

ShallowHal 02-15-06 07:13 AM

Ali Larter, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, and Hot Chick #4. Nice. :clap:

I have to post this, see the sig: rotfl
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c3...houdinihal.jpg

FantasticVSDoom 02-15-06 07:47 AM

I love the scene where Rose gets out of the car and looks up at the ship, this is as close to that scene as I can get:
http://images.allmoviephoto.com/1997...itanic_023.jpg

Mr. Cinema 02-15-06 08:03 AM

I'll post more, but these 2 were from last year:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/jsuperman/kk.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...erman/wotw.jpg

This is probably my favorite:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...an/psycho1.gif

The Bus 02-15-06 08:12 AM


Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
What is the best way to make a screen capture?

Easiest way is to use the free VideoLAN Client, or VLC. www.videolan.org

It is free and a simple "Snapshot" command sends a web-ready picture to your My Pictures folder.

Geofferson 02-15-06 08:40 AM

http://www.lafm.com/The%20wild%20bunch.jpg

Randy Miller III 02-15-06 08:47 AM

Since grabbing screen captures is one of my favorite parts of writing reviews, here are a few of my favorites from the past few years:

Ikiru
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1073623428.jpg

Schindler's List
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1078873631.jpg

Freaks and Geeks
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1080778956.jpg

The Last Samurai
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1082514286.jpg

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1084733077.jpg

The Best of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1091658384.jpg

Hellboy
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1089682252.jpg

The Iron Giant
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1094595684.jpg

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1096494180.jpg

Spaceballs
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1113762959.jpg

Sin City
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1134092938.jpg

Creature Comforts
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1126496195.jpg

Office Space
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1129855336.jpg

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/image...1138314531.jpg

Sorry for the overkill.

Numanoid 02-15-06 08:52 AM

I love these threads where "Favorite Single" (a phrase that twice implies singularity) turns into "here's my 300 favorite single" shots. Hell, even the OP violated his own rules.

It'd be fun to see what everyone would choose as their single favorite shot (because 1) the thread would be far more manageable, and 2) the shot would be far more meaningful). It's not nearly as fun to see a huge list of shots by each poster.

Rant over. Proceed.

grunter 02-15-06 08:56 AM

I <3 you , Numanoid.

Randy Miller III 02-15-06 09:01 AM


Originally Posted by Numanoid
I love these threads where "Favorite Single" (a phrase that twice implies singularity) turns into "here's my 300 favorite single" shots. Hell, even the OP violated his own rules.

It'd be fun to see what everyone would choose as their single favorite shot (because 1) the thread would be far more manageable, and 2) the shot would be far more meaningful). It's not nearly as fun to see a huge list of shots by each poster.

Rant over. Proceed.

You're right, but it's like choosing which kid is your favorite---though I guess I did go a bit overboard, so I trimmed a bunch from my original post. No hard feelings? :D

Maxflier 02-15-06 09:14 AM

http://www.dmeb2.org/pictures/duel/dm_challenge3_lg.jpg

coli 02-15-06 10:59 AM

Can someone post Luke Skywalker looking at the binary sunset in the original Star Wars, nothing beats that image. Thanks.

NatrlBornThrllr 02-15-06 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
I'll post more, but these 2 were from last year:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/jsuperman/kk.jpg

Great call. I have a mini-poster with that shot on it that I got as a give-away at a recent film marathon I went to.

-JP

riley_dude 02-15-06 11:40 AM

http://www.geocities.com/peachywoodz...sorhands-q.jpg
One of my favs.


Where is everyone getting the screen grabs?

FinkPish 02-15-06 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by Numanoid
I love these threads where "Favorite Single" (a phrase that twice implies singularity) turns into "here's my 300 favorite single" shots. Hell, even the OP violated his own rules.

It'd be fun to see what everyone would choose as their single favorite shot (because 1) the thread would be far more manageable, and 2) the shot would be far more meaningful). It's not nearly as fun to see a huge list of shots by each poster.

Rant over. Proceed.

As the OP, I can say that I was asking for a single frame (as opposed to several frames) from a movie, and not necessarily from one movie only. I have more than one favorite, and I'm sure everyone else has more than one too.

That being said, I agree that 10 or more grabs is a bit much. Around 3-4 is more realistic, but it at least allows some variety for the individual poster.

kitkat 02-15-06 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by FinkPish
Also try to list which movie the screencap is from, so this doesn't turn into a "what movie is that from?" thread

'Cause while I recognize most them of them, there are some I don't. Thanks. Fun thread, BTW.


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