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Old 02-15-06, 01:07 AM
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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)


Alien3


Heat


Master & Commander


The Shawshank Redemption
Old 02-15-06, 01:12 AM
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This thread is gonna rock. I'll put some up when I have a moment...
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What is the best way to make a screen capture?
Old 02-15-06, 01:35 AM
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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.
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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



Lost In Translation


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



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.














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

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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.



-JP

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

Damn you. Damn you to hell.
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Ali Larter, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, and Hot Chick #4. Nice.

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





This is probably my favorite:

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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.
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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


Schindler's List


Freaks and Geeks


The Last Samurai


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


The Best of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog


Hellboy


The Iron Giant


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:


Spaceballs


Sin City


Creature Comforts


Office Space


Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room


Sorry for the overkill.

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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.
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I <3 you , Numanoid.
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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?

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Can someone post Luke Skywalker looking at the binary sunset in the original Star Wars, nothing beats that image. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
I'll post more, but these 2 were from last year:

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
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One of my favs.


Where is everyone getting the screen grabs?
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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.
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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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